Activities in Kahurangi National Park

Tracks and walks

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.

Other activities

Mountain biking

There are three tracks in Kahurangi where mountain biking is allowed, offering a variety of grades and experiences:

Rafting and kayaking

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:

Kahurangi Point

Aorere/Boulder Lake
Southern Kahurangi National Park
Mt Arthur/Tableland
Leslie/Karamea, Wangapeka/Mt Owen


Find out more


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies


Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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