Heaphy Track Scheduled Bus Service
The Heaphy Bus - Scheduled Bus Service to the Heaphy Track
Heaphy Track Scheduled Bus Service - Just $190 return!

Scheduled Bus Service

GOLDEN BAY

From 14th November to 24th December for the Golden Bay (Await track opening)

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only Please be aware due to the Heaphy being partially closed we now pick up at Wainui Bay 11:30am and Marahau at 1:15pm afternoon. Morning times remain the same.
Nelson to Abel Tasman (with pick ups along the way) starting from early November to end of April.
Return 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 (Await track opening)

DAILY- EVERY MORNING Please be aware due to the Heaphy being partially closed we now pick up at Wainui Bay 11:30am and Marahau at 1:15pm afternoon. Morning times remain the same.
Nelson possibly to Brown Hut (Await track opening) and Abel Tasman (with pick ups along the way.)
Return possibly 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 (Await track opening)

Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays onlyPlease be aware due to the Heaphy being partially closed we now pick up at Wainui Bay 11:30am and Marahau at 1:15pm afternoon. Morning times reamain the same.
Nelson possibly to Brown Hut and Abel Tasman (with pick ups along the way.)
Return possibly 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

Due to bridges being washed away in the central part of the 4 day walk of the Heaphy track, we no longer will be operating the west coast bus to Kohaihai shelter. When it is fully open we hope to resume trips there and take bookings.

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.