Left Denniston and drove north, up past Karamea, to the end of the road, where the Heaphy track comes out of the bush and meets civilization again. There is a DOC camp there which is one of the most scenic in NZ. Can only stay a max of 2 nights and there are limited parking spaces for motorhomes. Be prepared for sandflies in the early mornings and the evenings.
It is a glorious place and the Heaphy track is easily accessible. It is quite gentle walking for the first couple of hours.
Harvey’s idea of Heaven.
Looking back at the campsite from the Heaphy Track.
Early morning at Kohaihai
Looking toward the mouth of the Heaphy River from the swing bridge.