Heaphy Track Scheduled Bus Service
The Heaphy Bus - Scheduled Bus Service to the Heaphy Track
Heaphy Track Scheduled Bus Service - Just $160 return!

Scheduled Bus Service

GOLDEN BAY

From 1st November to 1st Dec

Monday and Wednesday
Nelson to Brown Hut (with pick ups along the way) starting from early November to end of April.
Return Brown Hut to Nelson (with possible stops along the way.)
Abel Tasman pick up Wainui Bay and drop off Marahau or Nelson.

From 1st Dec to mid March

DAILY- EVERY MORNING
Nelson to Brown Hut (with pick ups along the way.)
Return Brown Hut to Nelson (with possible stops along the way.)
Abel Tasman drop off/pick up Wainui Bay and drop off Marahau or Nelson.

From mid March to end April

Monday and Wednesday
Nelson to Brown Hut (with pick ups along the way) starting from early November to end of April.
Return Brown Hut to Nelson (with possible stops along the way.)
Abel Tasman pick up Wainui Bay and drop off Marahau or Nelson.

WEST COAST

From 1st November to 1st Dec

Sunday only
Nelson to Karamea and Kohaihai shelter Return Kohaihai Shelter to Nelson... (with possible stops along route)

From 1st Dec to mid March

TWICE WEEKLY - Sunday and Thursday
Nelson to Karamea and Kohaihai shelter Return Kohaihai Shelter to Nelson... (with possible stops along route.)

From mid March to end April

Sunday only
Nelson to Karamea and Kohaihai shelter Return Kohaihai Shelter to Nelson... (with possible stops along route)


!! You can start the track in either direction..

!! For those that have a car and wish to continue down the West coast or back to Christchurch/ Dunedin, can leave their vehicle at Kohaihai and then jump on the Sunday/Thursday bus to Nelson or Mapua, and then catch the Monday/Wednesday or daily bus to Brown hut. This will leave trampers with flexible exit dates and times.

For all other chartered trips on other days and alternative existing trips to Heaphy, Wangapeka, Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes; click on here to send you to a page outlining existing trips on which you can join. Other tracks as well are advertised.

The Heaphy Bus will depart from central Nelson I-site (information centre) corner of Halifax and Trafalgar streets every every morning 07:45am to arrive at Brown Hut with plenty of time to get to Perry Saddle hut. It can pick up along the way from Motueka I-Site, Takaka I-Site, Collingwood cafe, and on the return journey take trampers from Brown Hut to any of those destinations including Wainui Bay and Marahau. Whilst the Heaphy trampers have lunch in Takaka we drop off and pick up at Wainui Bay at the top of Abel Tasman National Park and drop off at Marahau or Nelson (or en-route) on the return.

Every For those travelling to and from Kohaihai shelter the bus will leave Nelson I-site at 7.30am to Kohaihai shelter. Also pick ups/ drop off at Lyell, Westport, Seddonville, Little Wanganui (Wangapeka), Karamea and ultimately at Kohaihai Shelter leaving plenty of time to reach the Heaphy Hut that day, or for exiting trampers to get out from the Heaphy hut. The bus then returns to Nelson from Kohaihai Shelter departing before 1.30pm and arriving usually in Nelson before 8pm. It will also stop along the destinations outlined previously. We strongly recommend you do not book a flight out from Nelson that evening as to the uncertainty of weather, road conditions and delays from injuries or other. It also puts an unnecessary pressure on the driver which becomes a safety issue.

We will guarantee to arrive at the track start in plenty of time so you can reach your hut within daylight hours.

To see all other trips that are not going on the scheduled days (click this link) to the Heaphy and Wangapeka and also to see all other availability on existing trips to other tracks for singles, couples and groups.