There are more than 570 kilometres of walking and tramping tracks in the park. The more popular longer walks include the Heaphy Track (one of New Zealand's Great Walks) and the Wangapeka Track.
Short walks are available at most roadends.
Kahurangi also contains the Tasman Wilderness Area. Vast, untracked and without huts, it is suitable for experienced trampers.
The 78.4 km Heaphy Track is the longest of the DOC Great Walks. Located in Kahurangi National Park, the track crosses expansive tussock downs, lush forests, and stunning coastline. Mountain biking is allowed on a seasonal basis.
This track, in the heart of Kahurangi National Park, gives a true backcountry experience for trampers, hunters and fishers. Mountain biking is allowed from Flora carpark to Barron Flat.
It is a 3 hour walk to Lake Matiri. From there you can do overnight tramps to 1000 Acre Plateau.
Find out about tramping tracks in the Mt Arthur Tableland area. Mountain biking is allowed from Flora carpark to Barron Flat.
It’s a 4-6 day moderately difficult tramp along the Wangapeka Track in Kahurangi National Park.
Highlights on the circuit are: beautiful beech forest, dramatic gorge scenery, old gold workings, Lake Stanley with its rock debris dam and the historic pack track section. Mountain biking is allowed from the Uruwhenua Road end to Waingaro Hut.
There are three tracks in Kahurangi where mountain biking is allowed, offering a variety of grades and experiences: Heaphy Track, Anatoki/Waingaro circuit, Flora to Barron Flat (see Mount Arthur Tableland Circuit).
Find out about mountain bike trials in Kahurangi National Park:
Remote, wild rivers are a feature of Kahurangi. Most are suitable for experienced kayakers only. Commercial rafting tours are available.
The Karamea River is prized internationally for its trout fishing.
Some of the deepest caves in the world have been found in Kahurangi but they are not for the inexperienced.
There are several areas where you can hunt in Kahurangi National Park:
CobbKahurangi PointHeaphyWakamarama-BurnettAorere/Boulder LakeAnatokiWaingaro/Stanley/DevilSouthern Kahurangi National ParkMt Arthur/TablelandLeslie/Karamea, Wangapeka/Mt Owen
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This publication provides information about a three year mountain biking trial on part of the Kill Devil Track in Kahurangi National Park in the Nelson/Tasman region.
This publication provides information about a three year mountain biking trial on the Flora Saddle to Barron Flat Track in Kahurangi National Park in the Nelson/Tasman region.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide guided activities and tours in Kahurangi National Park.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies