Kahurangi

Kahurangi National Park

The Kahurangi National Park (Maori for precious treasure) encompasses a huge area of wilderness in the North West corner of the South Island – and we are lucky enough to be living and working right here. During a trek with us, you can explore some of the valleys that stretch throughout the park, west from Nelson through forested mountains and valleys to the rugged and wild West Coast, and south from beautiful Golden Bay to remote Karamea.

Kahurangi National Park is an area of ecological complexity and colourful human history. The park is home to rare species such as the Blue Duck (Whio), the short tailed bat (Pekapeka) and the giant land snail (Powelliphanta). Rare alpine plants only found in this area can also be found in abundance. No wonder the park is considered a Treasure!

Many miles of walking tracks traverse through this wild area and historic huts from the days of early settlers are well preserved in places. You can stay in these, including the unique rock Shelter on Mount Arthur.

Baton Run looks towards Mount Arthur (Whare Papa), the highest peak in the Nelson area at 1795 metres. We can give you lots on information on the unique setting in which we live, and you are welcome to come and discover it for yourself, either by horseback with us, on on foot along the many tramping paths that run throughout the park. The Heaphy Track can also by cycled during the winter months. Check with DOC for dates and weather warnings.

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