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 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 is one of six sites around New Zealand that has been recommended for World Heritage Status as being of “outstanding universal value to humanity”.
- It's eastern border is just 1km from our lodging.
- For more information on Kahurangi National Park visit the Kahurangi National Park Information pages.
- 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.
- It's northern end is in Golden Bay, one hours drive from our property (again transport can be arranged).
- More information can be obtained at Heaphy Track Information pages.
- Farewell Spit is 40km long, the longest natural sandbar in the world.
- Recently voted Number 35 in New Zealand's nationwide poll "101 Must -Dos for Kiwis".
- 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.
- The dunes themselves are an amazing phenomenon and offer stunning panoramic views of the spit, Golden Bay and at low tide, the vast salt marsh.
- Our beachfront accommodation is 10 minutes drive from Collingwood where the safari tours Farewell Spit Eco Tours start.