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

Heaphy Hut to Katipo Creek Shelter

7.1 km (1 – 2 hours walk)

Mostly flat travelling through nikau palm groves between the beautiful white sand beaches and rocky coves of the wild West Coast and its roaring Tasman Sea. The Katipo Shelter is about halfway along this leg of the track. The shelter is open to the East and the sandflies are familiar with the entrance. It is basically a windbreak with some bench seats and an interesting visitor’s book, but is close to the beach and has fresh water, sinks and a toilet.

Mountainbiker on the Heaphy Track (Photo by Stephen Roberts)
Mountainbiker on the Heaphy Track (Photo by Stephen Roberts)


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