This is one of nine Great Walk campsites on the Heaphy Track.
It overlooks the Heaphy River mouth, which is an exciting place. The river surges out through a narrow gap into the sea – incoming waves halt the flow and the churning of salt and fresh waters is spectacular.
Limestone cliffs and lush tropical forest with nikau palms surround the area.
All campsites on the Heaphy Track have water from a tap and toilets that are supplied with toilet paper.
Campers are not allowed to use hut facilities.
Hut rangers move between nearby huts in the summer. As well as checking campsite bookings, they are able to provide campers with information about the track and weather.
New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:
Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.
For all visitors:
The DOC Campsite Pass cannot be used at this campsite.
Book online or contact Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre for more information.
This campsite is beside Heaphy Hut. It's a 2-hour 30-minute walk from Lewis hut and a 5-hour walk to the track end at Kohaihai.
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1525152-N5462315
Latitude:-40.98690857, Longitude: 172.1102092
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.