Hiking The Heady Track

The 15th most popular hiking trail in New Zealand.

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Northwest of Nelson, the Heady Track is a 51 mile tramp traversing Kahurangi National Park. This route typically takes 5 days and passes through rainforest and limestone arches, along with river swims.

Overall, Heady Track is the 15th most popular hiking trail of all 15 hikes in New Zealand. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Heady Track including Nelson, Rossland, Nydia Track and Dun Mountain.


Recommended Book:  "Tramping in New Zealand" from Jim DuFresne

Recommended Map:  "New Zealand Adventure Map" from National Geographic

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/12/2016

ID:  21396


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