Track Information

Heaphy Track

Heaphy track transport is our specialty. We often drop off trampers and mountain biking enthusiasts at Brown Hut (in Golden Bay) and pick them up from Kohaihai (Near Karamea). We even do it the other way around if you’d like to trek from South to North!

Brown Hut: We’ve safely delivered people to Brown Hut from all over the top of the South: Picton, Blenheim, Nelson, Takaka, Murchison, Wakefield, Richmond, Westport, Kaikoura…

Kohaihai: From Kohaihai people have requested to go down to Hokitika, Christchurch, Nelson, Picton.. all over! We are as flexible as you need us to be.

The Heaphy track is the longest, but arguably flattest Great Walk in New Zealand at 78.4km long. It is usually completed on foot in 4 to 5 days. The huts are modern (fires, gas stoves, running water, double glazing, comfy bunk beds). You can sometimes see the kiwi bird at night, rare giant snails, lots of weka birds and the odd German tourist if you’re lucky. While you walk you’ll see a large variety of scenery from deep bush, tussock planes as far as you can see, bridged rivers and beach environments, to Nikau Palm forest! More information can be found here at the DOC site: Click here

You can Mountain Bike the Heaphy track from 1 May to 30 November. We have a custom made mountain bike trailer which can take up to 13 bikes. All the huts along the trail have special mountain bike storage racks, the tracks are well groomed and wide to give you the best experience. Have a look at the DOC page here for mountain bike information. Click here.

Heaphy Track transport # of passengers
3 4 5 6 7
To Brown Hut from: Price per passenger
Picton 290 km 192 147 123 107 94
Blenheim 275 km 185 143 120 105 91
Nelson 160 km 144 113 93 82 72
Takaka 60 km 73 58 53 48 43
Kohaihai transport to: Price per passenger
Hokitika 250km 180 138 115 100 88
Christchurch 440km 246 190 158 133 118
Takaka 390km 227 178 147 124 109
Nelson 335km 208 131 134 115 100

Abel Tasman Track

Transport to the Abel Tasman track is also popular with our customers. The endpoints of this track are Marahau (Near Kaiteriteri on the Eastern side of Takaka Hill) and either Totaranui or Wainui Bay (Near Takaka on the Western side of Takaka hill).

People starting the track usually start at the Marahau end. We’ve taken people to Marahau from Nelson, Motueka, Blenheim and fresh off the Cook Straight ferries in Picton. At the other end – Wainui Bay or Totaranui – tired trampers usually go back home via Nelson airport or take the scenic Queen Charlotte Sound road to catch their ferry in Picton.

The Abel Tasman Coastal track is 60km and can be done in 3-4 days. You won’t see rare giant snails or the kiwi bird here (very unlikely). You also won’t find tussock or deep rain forest. Instead, you’ll see the most beautiful golden sand you’ve ever seen, astonishing coastal views, a huge 47m suspension bridge and our favourite – Cleopatra’s pool which has a moss lined water slide!

More information is found here on the DOC website. Click here.

Abel Tasman Track # of passengers
3 4 5 6 7
Wainui Bay transport to: Price per passenger
Picton 260km 181 140 117 102 89
Blenheim 240km 174 135 113 98 86
Nelson 125km 112 100 75 67 60
Takaka 60 km 60 50 45 40 35
Marahau 80km 80 67 58 53 58
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Marahau transport from: Price per passenger
Picton 195km 158 124 104 89 79
Blenheim 180km 152 119 99 86 76
Nelson 65km 74 59 54 49 44
Takaka 60km 73 58 53 48 43
Wainui Bay 80km 80 67 58 53 58

Old Ghost track

This is an old gold miner’s road which runs inland of the beautiful West Coast. Since gold mining ceased it has been turned into a stunning tramping and mountain biking track. The two ends of this track are in Lyell (upper Buller Gorge) and Seddonville (50km North of Westport).

Old Ghost Road transport is no problem for us. We mostly transport trampers and mountain bikers from Nelson / Picton to Lyell and then from Seddonville to either Westport or Nelson.

This track has large elevation changes which take you through deep green forest, tussock flats, running rivers and the forgotten valleys of the Buller region.

More information about this track can be found on the DOC site. Click here.

Cobb reservoir

The Cobb valley houses one of the most spectacular dams in the country. The scenery is absolutely movie-like and people love it. Most transport requests for the Cobb Valley area are to either Flora Carpark or Trilobite Hut carpark.

More information about this awesome spot is found on the DOC site. Click here.

Nelson Lakes

The heart of the Nelson Lakes National Park is St Arnaud Village and Lake Rotoiti – one of the most beautiful lakes in the South island. From here you can do all sorts of cool walks like the Angelus Hut track, various lake Rotoiti tracks, Lake Rotoroa walking trails, Lewis pass, Mt Robert tracks, Travers Sabine circuit and many more.

Usually people wanting transport to this area choose to be taken to St Arnaud or near the Mt Roberts carpark.

More information found on the DOC site. Click here.