Heaphy Track Scheduled Bus Service
The Heaphy Bus - Scheduled Bus Service to the Heaphy Track
Heaphy Track Scheduled Bus Service - Just $170 return!

Scheduled Bus Service

GOLDEN BAY

From 15th November to 22nd December for the Golden Bay

Mondays and Wednesdays only
Nelson to Brown Hut and Abel Tasman (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 and drop off Wainui Bay and Marahau/Kaiteriteri or Nelson, Motueka and Takaka.

From 26th December to 10th January

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

From 10th January to end April

Mondays and Wednesdays only
Nelson to Brown Hut and Abel Tasman (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 and drop off Wainui Bay and Marahau/Kaiteriteri or Nelson, Motueka and Takaka.

WEST COAST

From 21st November to 19th December for West Coast trips

Sundays only
Nelson to Karamea and Kohaihai shelter Return Kohaihai Shelter to Nelson... (with possible stops along route Wangapeka and Ghost Trail.)

From 26th December to 9th January

3X WEEKLY - Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Nelson to Karamea and Kohaihai shelter Return Kohaihai Shelter to Nelson... (with possible stops along route Wangapeka and Ghost Trail.)

From 9th January to end April

Sundays only
Nelson to Karamea and Kohaihai shelter Return Kohaihai Shelter to Nelson... (with possible stops along route Wangapeka and Ghost Trail.)

!! 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 here to send you to a page outlining existing trips on which you can join. Other tracks as well are advertised.

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 to the Heaphy and Wangapeka (click this link)and also to see all other availability on existing trips to other tracks.