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The Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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03 - 09 November 2015
Kahurangi National Park
New Zealand
41°S
172°E
0 - 1238m ASL
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Day 1 - The Coast

Long journey to the start of the track

 

Bluff at the mouth of the Kohaihai

 

Tempest along treacherous coastline

 

Thundering streams from misty gorges

 

Dark swamp of carnivorous snails

 
 
 
 

Day 2 - The River

Ancient settlement of moa hunters

 

Mysterious cave in the swamp forest

 

Following the river upstream

 

Chilli bins and a plastic didgeridoo

 
 
 
 

Day 3 - The Ridge

The ridge of rimu forest

 

Hut in the subalpine scrub

 

A whole bunkroom each

 
 
 
 

Day 4 - The Plateau

Bonsai forest of icy mist

 

Crossing from the west coast to Nelson

 

Saxon

 

Gouland Downs

 

The Enchanted Forest

 
 
 
 

Day 5 - The Mountains

Where old boots retire

 

Ascent to Perry Saddle

 

Mount Perry

 

The mountain spa

 
 
 
 

Day 6 - The Descent

To the top of the trail

 

High above the Aorere

 

Down to Brown

 
 
 
 

Day 7 - The Gold

Misty river junction

 

Lifestyle refuge at the end of the earth

 
 
 
 

Epilogue

 
 
 

Blog from today:
The Heaphy Track

 
 
 
 

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