Kahurangi National Park - Farewell Spit and Heaphy Track




  • Kahurangi means ‘treasured possession’; an ecological wonderland with prolific bird and plant life and the largest known cave system in the southern hemisphere.
  • Kahurangi is New Zealand's second-largest national park. It is mostly a wilderness area and includes the world-renowned Farewell Spit, Heaphy Track and Wangapeka Track as well as many lesser-known walking tracks and routes.
  • Kahurangi Park and Farewell Spit are two of six sites around New Zealand that have been recommended for World Heritage Status as being of “outstanding universal value to humanity”.
  • Its eastern border is just 1km from our lodging
  • For more information on Kahurangi National Park visit the Kahurangi National Park Information pages.


Heaphy Track

  • Is one of New Zealand's best-known tracks. It is a four-to-six-day tramp and traverses a large part of Kahurangi National Park.
  • The Heaphy is an interesting walk with ever changing scenery including some spectacular views and traverses a delightful part of New Zealand's west coast.
  • Its northern end is in Golden Bay, one hour drive from our property (again transport can be arranged).
  • More information can be obtained on the Heaphy Track Information pages.


Farewell Spit

  • Farewell Spit is 40km long, and the longest natural sandbar in the world.
  • A renowned bird sanctuary, Farewell Spit is a summer home to thousands of migratory birds.
  • The long crescent of sand, dunes and wetlands can be explored partly on foot or (more commonly) by 4-wheel drive safari Farewell Spit Eco Tours
  • The dunes themselves are a unique phenomenon and offer stunning panoramic views of the Spit, Golden Bay and at low tide, the vast salt marsh.
  • Our beachfront accommodation is a 10-minute drive from Collingwood where the safari tours Farewell Spit Eco Tours start.