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 one 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.
- 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 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 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.