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Bush & Beyond. Bush & Beyond provides an excellent guided walk and hiking service throughout Kahurangi National Park. Trips are tailored to your level of fitness and interests, and their help on a multiday trail like the Heaphy Track is invaluable. Trips can be self-catering (still guided) or fully guided, where your accommodation, food, and transfers are all taken care of. These guys operate year-round and know the Kahurangi area back to front, and beyond. 03/528–9054. www.bushandbeyond.co.nz.
Heaphy Track. The most famous walk in Kahurangi National Park is the 78-km (49-mi), five-day Heaphy Track. The track is one of the Great Walks trails and traverses wild alpine, bush, and coastal country as it reaches south toward Karamea (the track can be walked either way, from Karamea north, or south from near Collingwood). There are seven huts and nine campsites along the Heaphy Track, and spaces in both must be booked year-round. Bookings can be made online or through selected DOC offices or agents. The DOC Nelson Regional Visitor Centre also has more information. For help with bookings contact Great Walks Helpdesk. 03/546–8210. email@example.com. www.doc.govt.nz.
Kahurangi Guided Walks. If you'd like some expert company on hikes around the national park, Kahurangi Guided Walks runs easy half and one-day treks on routes known to locals but virtually untouched by visitors. A more strenuous, three-day walk goes to the rarely visited Boulder Lake, and there are also the five-day hikes on the Heaphy Track and others to choose from. Prices vary for each customized trip; they also do trips to Abel Tasman Park. 03/525–7177. www.kahurangiwalks.co.nz.
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