Kahurangi Guided Walks specialises in taking small groups into the Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks. Whether you are looking for a short walk through native forest or alpine meadows, golden beaches or old gold mining areas, or a longer tramp into more remote and untouched parts, we've got the walk for you! We know the area well and have a passion for it. We are keen to share its wildlife and natural history as well as the stories of the original inhabitants, the Maori people with you.
What we do
Kahurangi Guided Walks operate under a concession from the Department of Conservation. Our tour parties are small, personal and unique to your requirements. Walks in the Kahurangi and Abel Tasman are available all year round. We have graded and timed them to help you choose the walk most suitable for the time you have and your level of fitness.
Kahurangi National Park
Kahurangi is New Zealand's second largest National Park, created in 1996. It is an untouched wilderness area and includes the world-renowned Heaphy and Wangapeka Tracks as well as many lesser known walking tracks and routes used mainly by local people. Kahurangi is home to many endemic plant species with the largest range of flora of any of the New Zealand National Parks, hosting North Island and South Island species. It is home to the endangered giant land snail, Powelliphanta, and has a thriving population of Great Spotted Kiwi. In summer, the higher mountains are home to a dazzling array of alpine plants.
The Abel Tasman is New Zealand’s smallest, sunniest, warmest, friendliest National Park. It was created in 1942 to commemorate Abel Tasman’s visit to the area in 1642, the first European to set eyes on Aotearoa. The park contains three distinct areas; the coastal margin is the most visited, with many beaches and estuaries, and many huts and campsites; the inland area rises to 1100 metres with thick bush, providing a wilderness experience; and the marble area of Canaan, with many caves and the deepest hole (Harwood’s) in New Zealand.
We provide you with the opportunity to explore and enjoy these areas in complete safety with a trained guide..