Heaphy Track: Lewis Hut - Heaphy Hut
ElevationAscent: 441' 135 m
Descent: -480' -146 m
High: 125' 38 m
Low: 0' 0 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)
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47.6 mi 76.7 km • Point to Point • 7,594 ft Ascent 2314.69 m Ascent
Singletrack Takaka, NZ( 1 )
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“A short but stunning ride through lush, prehistoric rainforest and past spectacular limestone cliffs”— Alan Eskrick
There is still one of the older swing bridges on this section of track. If the river is low, it is easier to get wet feet and ford the stream rather than struggle across the bridge with bike and gear.
Several massive ancient rata trees grace the track, and the regions iconic nikau palms become more prevalent as you approach the warmer West Coast. At the Heaphy Hut, the Heaphy River meets the Tasman with a turbulent clash of freshwater and salty sea.