Kahurangi National Park
Translated to mean “Treasured Possession”, Kahurangi National Park is indeed a gem and home to one of New Zealand’s Great Walks – the Heaphy Track. Rich in recreation, Kahurangi National Park is a mixture of dense forest, coastal hiking tracks and alpine peaks.
Getting to Kahurangi National Park
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Accommodation in Kahurangi National Park
Along the Heaphy Track and Wangapeka tracks, back-country huts are also available. Contact DOC for more information.
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Activities in Kahurangi National Park
- The Heaphy Track is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.
- The Wangapeka is another popular walking track.
- Many other short walks can be found in the area.
- Rafting and Kayaking are popular, with rafting tours available.
- Kahurangi is home to some of the world’s deepest caves. These should only be approached by professionals.
Temperatures are generally warm, though cold winter blasts often hit the area.
In the summer, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses and hats are essential for hiking, walking and recreation activities.
Wildlife in Kahurangi National Park
The Great Spotted Kiwi makes its home in the thick vegetation – emerging at night to feed.
The park is also home to some fascinating insect species, including large cave spiders, Weta and carnivorous land snails.
Nelson Regional Visitor Centre
Millers Acre / Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Ph: +64 3 546 9339