Alert 17 April 2014: Graham Valley Road closed due to heavy rain. There is an active and dangerous slip scattering mud and debris. The road will be closed for Easter 2014 and until further notice.
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.
Track closed due to storm damageThe 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.
Baton Valley Road and Graham Valley Road closed until further notice. 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.
Graham Valley Road and Baton Valley Road closed Find out about tramping tracks in the Mt Arthur Tableland area. Mountain biking is allowed from Flora carpark to Barron Flat.
Easter 2014: Track closedIt’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:
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
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
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Walking track categories
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies