Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Heaphy Track, winter wonderland

Having secured a 'grab a fare' cheap seat in the plane from Christchurch to Hokitika weeks beforehand, getting the right weather for a tramp was in the lap of the gods. Unbelievble but sometimes you get lucky! 

We have both been on the Heaphy Track, when Jo was carrying out possum control, but that was many years ago and we wanted to return. DOC have spent 2 million on beautiful huts, tracks and bridges. The walk is located in Kahurangi National Park at the north-west corner of the South Island. A loose translation for Kahurangi is: ”treasured possession” and with its massive rivers, beech forest, northern rata with nikau palms, and alpine shrubs in the Gouland Downs.

A Great Walk, The Heaphy Track

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