The Heaphy Hut was built in 2013 and is state-of-the-art. It has stunning West Coast sunset views of the Heaphy River meeting the Tasman Sea and a large grassed camping area. Many people walk in from the Karamea end of the Heaphy Track along the very popular and stunning coastal section of the track, stay the night at the Heaphy Hut and return the following day. The cosy hut has solar lighting, double-glazed windows, a wood-fired heater, gas cooking facilities, 32 bunks with mattresses and toilet and ablution facilities.
The section of the track near Koura (Crayfish) Point between Heaphy Hut and Kohaihai can be dangerous at high tide, please check tide times and plan your trip to ensure you are not crossing this section at two hours either side of high tide. Printable High Tide Tables are available for download from the Department of Conservation.
|Heaphy Hut & Campsite Amenities|
|Hut Capacity:||32 Bunks with mattresses|
|Campsite Capacity:||20 Tent Sites (40 Campers)|
|Hut Facilities:||Gas cooking facilities, sinks with cold running water inside the hut, lighting, heating.|
|Water & Toilet:||Flush toilets and cold water sinks.|
|Mattresses are provided but you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag.
Bring your own cooking utensils.
** Campers are not permitted to use hut facilities. **
|Heaphy Track Hut & Campsite Fees and Bookings|
|Hut Fee||$32 per night|
|Campsite Fee||$14 per night|
|There is no charge for children 17 years and under. However, booking is still required. Bookings Are Essential – You can book a hut or campsite online or at a DOC visitor centre. You need to book before you start walking or mountain biking the Heaphy Track. Campers are not permitted to use hut facilities.|
|Forecast for Heaphy Hut||Precip.||Temp.||Wind||Speed|
|26.05.2017||10–12||0 mm||13 °C||Light breeze from East-northeast||3 m/s|
|12–18||8 mm||15 °C||Light breeze from Northeast||3 m/s|
|18–24||11 mm||12 °C||Moderate breeze from East-northeast||6 m/s|
|27.05.2017||00–06||6 mm||13 °C||Moderate breeze from North-northeast||7 m/s|
|06–12||<1 mm||13 °C||Gentle breeze from North-northeast||4 m/s|
|12–18||2 mm||15 °C||Light air from North||1 m/s|
|18–24||<1 mm||12 °C||Light breeze from South-southeast||2 m/s|
|28.05.2017||00–06||2 mm||11 °C||Calm from East-southeast||0 m/s|
|06–12||<1 mm||10 °C||Light air from North-northeast||1 m/s|
|12–18||1 mm||13 °C||Light breeze from North-northwest||2 m/s|
|18–24||0 mm||11 °C||Light breeze from North-northeast||2 m/s|
|Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.|