Kahurangi National Park, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Kohaihai Shelter & Campsite

Car Park
Car Park
Shelter
Shelter
Campsite
Campsite
Vista
Vista
Toilets
Toilets
Tap Water
Water
Sinks
Sinks
Barbecue
Barbecue
Firepit
Firepit
Phone
Phone

Located at the Karamea end of the Heaphy Track, the Kohaihai campsite at the mouth of the Kohaihai River is a popular place for campers, camper vans and day visitors who want to experience the Heaphy Track, but don’t want to walk all the way. The Zig Zag Track affords great West Coast sunset views out and over the Tasman Sea and Kohaihai River mouth and Scotts Beach Lookout, Scotts Beach and Katipo Shelter are all good day walks from Kohaihai. There is a large sheltered camping area at Kohaihai, fresh water and toilet facilities and two wood fired BBQs on site.

For trampers and mountain bikers looking for transport to a hot shower, a cold beer and a comfortable bed in Karamea, there is a free phone in the Kohaihai Shelter. Call Karamea Connections on 7826-767 or 7826-838, or call or text the driver directly on 0210-876-4719 for a pick up.

The Kohaihai River is great for safe swimming, please swim in the river as the sea is very dangerous and there are strong currents, rips and undertows.

Kohaihai is a sandfly hot spot, so please bring sandfly repellent to deter the friendly critters from dining on your haemoglobin.

The section of the track near Koura (Crayfish) Point between Kohaihai and the Heaphy Hut 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.

Kohaihai Shelter & Campsite Amenities
Kohaihai Shelter & Campsite Amenities
Campsite Capacity: 50 Non-powered Tent Sites
Facilities: Picnic shelter, phone, wood fired BBQs
Water & Toilet: Fresh water, flush toilets
Kohaihai Campsite Fees
Kohaihai Camping Fees
Adult (18+ years) $6 per night
Child (5 – 17 years) $3 per night
Children Under 5 FREE
Due to the popularity of the Kohaihai Campsite, the Department of Conservation asks that campers stay a maximum of two consecutive nights.
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Weather Forecast for Kohaihai

Forecast for Kohaihai  Precip. Temp. Wind Speed
27.04.2018 08–12 Light rain <1 mm 11 °C Light breeze from Northeast 3 m/s
12–18 Cloudy 0 mm 14 °C Gentle breeze from North-northwest 4 m/s
18–24 Light rain <1 mm 14 °C Light breeze from Northeast 2 m/s
28.04.2018 00–06 Heavy rain 7 mm 13 °C Light breeze from East-northeast 2 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 14 mm 12 °C Light air from Northeast 1 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain 23 mm 12 °C Gentle breeze from South-southwest 4 m/s
18–24 Rain 3 mm 13 °C Light air from South-southeast 2 m/s
29.04.2018 00–06 Light rain <1 mm 12 °C Light breeze from East-southeast 3 m/s
06–12 Cloudy 0 mm 12 °C Light breeze from East 3 m/s
12–18 Cloudy 0 mm 15 °C Light breeze from Northeast 3 m/s
18–24 Cloudy 0 mm 14 °C Light air from East 1 m/s
Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.

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