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

Katipo Creek Shelter & Campsite

Tap Water

Located halfway between the Heaphy Hut and the Kohaihai Shelter looking over a beautiful West Coast beach, the Katipo Shelter has freshwater and toilet facilities and campers can stay the night slumbering to the roaring lullaby of the wild Tasman Sea.

Katipo Creek Shelter & Campsite Amenities
Katipo Creek Shelter & Campsite Amenities
Campsite Capacity: 5 Tent Sites (10 Campers)
Facilities: Sinks
Water & Toilet: Tap water, toilets with toilet paper.

The section of the track near Koura (Crayfish) Point between Katipo Creek and Scotts Beech 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 Department of Conservation.

Heaphy Track Campsite Fees and Bookings
Heaphy Track Campsite Fees and Bookings
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 campsite online or at a DOC visitor centre. You need to book before you start walking or mountain biking the Heaphy Track.
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Weather Forecast for Katipo Creek Shelter

Forecast for Katipo Creek Shelter  Precip. Temp. Wind Speed
31.10.2020 01–06 Rain <1 mm 16 °C Moderate breeze from North-northeast 6 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 15 mm 15 °C Moderate breeze from North-northeast 7 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain 6 mm 16 °C Moderate breeze from North 6 m/s
18–24 Heavy rain 9 mm 15 °C Gentle breeze from North-northwest 5 m/s
01.11.2020 00–06 Rain 1 mm 13 °C Moderate breeze from Southwest 7 m/s
06–12 Light rain showers <1 mm 12 °C Moderate breeze from Southwest 7 m/s
12–18 Cloudy 0 mm 13 °C Moderate breeze from Southwest 7 m/s
18–24 Cloudy <1 mm 14 °C Moderate breeze from South-southwest 6 m/s
02.11.2020 00–06 Cloudy <1 mm 12 °C Gentle breeze from South 5 m/s
06–12 Rain 1 mm 12 °C Gentle breeze from South-southeast 4 m/s
13–19 Heavy rain 6 mm 14 °C Light breeze from South-southwest 2 m/s
19–01 Heavy rain 8 mm 14 °C Light air from South 1 m/s
Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.

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