Photo of the week: Heaphy Track reopens

Department of Conservation —  07/05/2014

The Heaphy Track, closed since Easter due to storm damage, reopened on Monday.

The recent storm caused extensive tree windfall forcing the closure of the track and delaying the start of its winter mountain biking season.

Riding along the coast on the Heaphy Track. Photo: Jono/Squid faced boy.

A big effort has gone in over the past two weeks to clear fallen trees on the Heaphy Track with extra staff being brought in to speed up the clean-up.

With the reopening of the track the mountain bike season is now underway and runs until the 30 September.

Hut bookings can be made and more information found on what to expect and what to take when biking the Heaphy Track on the DOC website.

Photo by Jono | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

2 responses to Photo of the week: Heaphy Track reopens


    Great job on getting the track cleared so quickly ready for re-opening. I know there are many bikers chomping at the bit ready to ride the trail. Considering the damage coast wide, you guys have done a great job!