The Heaphy Bus
For the most econimical way for transoport to the Heaphy from either end. In either direction 4 or 5 days, it offers the best price provided you stick to the scheduled days.
Backpacking activities in New Zealand
Options to do and see backpacking activities in New Zealand.
Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire
Bike hire and tours or anything you need to explore this great area on two wheels.
If you want food that actually tastes like home cooking this is pretty close to the real thing, tasty and nutritious. I have tried most varieties and they are all good.. especially Thai Red Curry or Tom Kha Gai. They provide great desserts.
The Loop Walk
If you want to combine the Abel Tasman and heaphy AND the Wangapeka tracks in a circuit, plus lots of good local info.. this site will give you lots of good tips for you.
Golden Bay transport alternative
Website for those wanting information on transport from Golden Bay tracks.
B&B set in the finest vineyards in Nelson district, New Zealand
Backpackers & self-contained accommodation for those who love the wild nature, the outdoors & the good life! Close to the end of the Wangapeka track on the Little Wanganui side.
Web site design, Mapua, New Zealand
Tasman Bay Backpackers
A comfortable clean option to stay central Nelson.
Kiwiana backpacker hostel, Takaka, Golden Bay"
Kiwiana backpackers hostel is 5 minutes walk from Takaka town center. A tidy, warm backpackers with a brilliant atmosphere located in the 'heart of the parks', Golden Bay.
Lodge & self-contained cottage accommodation for couples who love nature, the outdoors & good food! Close to Abel Tasman & Kahurangi National Parks
Corru Gate Accommodation
Corru Gate Accommodation. Self-contained, 3 bedroom, sunny, private, arty cottage featuring a distinctively NZ flavour set on a 7 acre farm overlooking Tasman Bay. Only 500m from Trek Express depot Mapua, NELSON. ph 03 5402793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Conservation (DOC) New Zealand.
Great website for those wanting information, but can be a bit too complicated finding your way around! Best to insert request in "search"
Karamea Information Center
Information on transport West Coast Heaphy
New Zealand Tourism Online
Online directory of tourism and travel companies in New Zealand
Alpine Sports Club inc.
Useful stuff for trampers and ski bunnies
Outdoor Generations website for gear and beginner information (American site)
https://www.outdoorsgenerations.com/backpacking-beginners/ A useful site to help planning your tramp in the hills