16 km (45 minutes by car – 1 hour on bike)
This section of the journey is mostly sealed, flat road through farmland.
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 Heaphy Hut can be dangerous at high tide, so 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.
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|Forecast for Kohaihai||Precip.||Temp.||Wind||Speed|
|02.12.2020||08–12||0 mm||13 °C||Light breeze from North-northwest||2 m/s|
|12–18||0 mm||14 °C||Light breeze from North-northwest||3 m/s|
|18–24||3 mm||15 °C||Gentle breeze from North||5 m/s|
|03.12.2020||00–06||8 mm||13 °C||Moderate breeze from North||7 m/s|
|06–12||1 mm||12 °C||Moderate breeze from South-southwest||6 m/s|
|12–18||<1 mm||13 °C||Moderate breeze from Southwest||7 m/s|
|18–24||0 mm||13 °C||Moderate breeze from South-southwest||8 m/s|
|04.12.2020||00–06||<1 mm||11 °C||Gentle breeze from South-southwest||5 m/s|
|06–12||<1 mm||11 °C||Gentle breeze from Southwest||4 m/s|
|12–18||1 mm||13 °C||Gentle breeze from West||5 m/s|
|19–01||4 mm||13 °C||Moderate breeze from West||6 m/s|
|Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.|
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