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Mountain biking the Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track is New Zealand's première multi-day single track ride.

View YouTube footage of one of our MTB groups in action.

 
 

Heaphy Track Transport for Mountain Bikers

See also our Heaphy Track transport for walkers.

Top off your Heaphy Track ride with a scenic Golden Bay Air flight and make the transport part of your adventure!

Golden Bay Air operates daily Heaphy Track flights and connecting shuttle transport from Karamea, Takaka, Nelson and Wellington to both the Brown Hut (Golden Bay) and Kohaihai (Karamea) ends of the track. This allows you to book transport to bike the track in either direction.

You can also break your journey at any point—for example to overnight in Takaka and/or Karamea.

If you are flexible with your dates, you may be able to take advantage of Golden Bay Air special fares which are available on repositioning legs of flights already booked. These fares are available to book online, or feel free to call or email us to enquire.

We recommend you check out the availability of your Heaphy transport before you book your huts or campsites with the Department of Conservation.

We provide wheel and bike bags to protect your equipment. We stow the bags side by side in our aircraft to avoid stacking.

Click on your departure point below to view your transport options:

Heaphy Track Transport from Takaka

Golden Bay Air offers shuttles and flights ex Takaka that enable the Heaphy Track to be ridden from Brown Hut to Kohaihai or reverse, available as all-inclusive return Packages.

Rates below include bike carriage, available during the Heaphy MTB season 1 May-30 Nov, minimum 4 fares.

Biking from Brown Hut to Kohaihai
Depart
Arrive
Rate
Specials
Takaka->Brown Hut
10:20am
11:10am
$70pp
Brown Hut->Kohaihai->Karamea (Karamea shuttle available $35pp)
Karamea->Takaka
1:30pm
2:00pm
$279pp
Return Package: First 2 fares:
$339pp
 
Extra fares:
$299pp
Biking from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart
Arrive
Rate
Specials
Takaka->Karamea
12:30pm
1:00pm
$279pp
Karamea->Kohaihai->Brown Hut (Kohaihai shuttle available $35pp)
Brown Hut->Takaka
11:20am
12:10pm
$70pp
Return Package First 2 fares:
$339pp
 
Extra fares:
$299pp
1 Single fares are available on shuttles that have existing bookings in place, please click here for availability
2 Backfill specials are available on repositioning legs of flights already booked, please click here for availability
MTB Season: 
1 May-30 Nov: 
Min: 4 fares

Brown Hut Car Relocation

An on-demand car relocation is available between Takaka and Brown Hut if you have your own vehicle in Takaka. Please call or email us to book.

Route
Year-round
Takaka<->Brown Hut Car Relocation
$130 flat rate

Heaphy Track Transport from Nelson

Golden Bay Air offers same-day flight/shuttle connections ex Nelson that enable the Heaphy Track to be ridden from Brown Hut to Kohaihai (available as an all-inclusive Package) or from Kohaihai to Brown Hut.

Rates below include bike carriage, available during the Heaphy MTB season 1 May-30 Nov, minimum 4 fares.

Biking from Brown Hut to Kohaihai
Depart
Arrive
Rate
Specials
Nelson1->Brown Hut
7:30am
11:10am
$130pp
Brown Hut->Kohaihai->Karamea (Karamea shuttle available $35pp)
Karamea->Nelson
(may route via Takaka)
1:30pm
2:10pm
(2:50pm)
$369pp
Return Package First 2 fares:
$499pp
 
Extra fares:
$429pp
 
Biking from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart
Arrive
Rate
Specials
Nelson1->Takaka
7:30am
10:10am
$115pp
Takaka->Karamea
12:30pm
1:00pm
$279pp
Karamea->Kohaihai->Brown Hut (Kohaihai shuttle available $35pp)
Brown Hut->Nelson1
11:20am
3:50pm
$130pp
1 Pickups and drop-offs may be booked with shuttles online from Nelson City (Millers Acre bus stop), Nelson Airport and other locations
2 Single fares are available on shuttles that have existing bookings in place, please click here for availability
3 Backfill specials are available on repositioning legs of flights already booked, please click here for availability
MTB Season: 
1 May-30 Nov: 
Min: 4 fares

Heaphy Track Transport from Wellington

Golden Bay Air offers same-day flight/shuttle connections ex Wellington that enable the Heaphy Track to be walked from Brown Hut to Kohaihai or reverse, available as all-inclusive return transport Packages.

Rates below include bike carriage, available during the Heaphy MTB season 1 May-30 Nov, minimum 4 fares.

Riding from Brown Hut to Kohaihai
Depart1
Arrive1
Rate
Specials
Wellington->Takaka
9:00am
10:10am
$289pp
 
Takaka->Brown Hut
10:20am
11:10am
$70pp
Brown Hut->Kohaihai->Karamea (Karamea shuttle available $35pp)
Karamea->Takaka
1:30pm
2:00pm
$279pp
Takaka->Wellington
4:30pm
5:30pm
$229pp
 
Return Package First 2 fares:
$869pp
 
Extra fares:
$799pp
 
Riding from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart1
Arrive1
Rate
Specials
Wellington->Takaka
9:00am
10:10am
$289pp
 
Takaka->Karamea
12:30pm
1:00pm
$279pp
Karamea->Kohaihai->Brown Hut (Kohaihai shuttle available $35pp)
Brown Hut->Takaka
11:20am
12:10pm
$70pp
Takaka->Wellington
4:30pm
5:30pm
$289pp
 
Return Package First 2 fares:
$869pp
 
Extra fares:
$799pp
 
1 Departure/Arrival time varies seasonally, dependant on Wellington-Takaka schedule. Child fares discounted $40 each-way on Wellington flights only. Fares may vary for flights around public holidays
2 Single fares are available on shuttles that have existing bookings in place, please click here for availability
3 Backfill specials are available on repositioning legs of flights already booked, please click here for availability
MTB Season: 
1 May-30 Nov: 
Min: 4 fares

Heaphy Track Transport from Karamea

Golden Bay Air offers year-round flight/shuttle options ex Karamea that enable the Heaphy Track to be ridden from Kohaihai to Brown Hut available as an all-inclusive return Package.

Biking from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart1
Arrive1
Rate
Specials
Karamea->Kohaihai->Brown Hut (Kohaihai shuttle available $35pp)
Brown Hut->Takaka
11:20am
12:10pm
$70pp
Takaka->Karamea
12:30pm
1:00pm
$279pp
Return Package First 2 fares:
$339pp
 
Extra fares:
$299pp
 
1 Departure/Arrival time varies seasonally
2 Single fares are available on shuttles that have existing bookings in place, please click here for availability
3 Backfill specials are available on repositioning legs of flights already booked, please click here for availability
MTB Season: 
1 May-30 Nov: 
Min: 4 fares

Heaphy Track Shuttle Bus Transfers

Golden Bay Air offers convenient shuttle bus transfers between Nelson, Takaka and Brown Hut on the Golden Bay end of the Heaphy Track. At the West Coast we book shuttles with Karamea Express to transport our passengers between Kohaihai amd Karamea to connect with our scheduled flights to Nelson, Takaka and Wellington.

We offer free pick-ups and drop-offs in selected accommodation and locations in Nelson, Nelson Airport, Takaka Visitor Centre and Takaka Airport.

Note we require a minimum of 2 seats booked on shuttles during peak season and 4 seats during off-peak season (see below for dates). Singles may join shuttles that are already booked. Check a list of shuttle specials that do not require a minimum number to book.

Shuttle Schedule
Depart1
Arrive1
Nelson2->Takaka
7:30am
1:00pm
10:10am
3:40pm
Takaka->Brown Hut
10:20am
11:10am
Kohaihai->Karamea
1:00pm
1:20pm
Karamea->Kohaihai
1:10pm
1:30pm
Brown Hut->Takaka
11:20am
12:10am
Takaka->Nelson2
7:40am
1:10pm
10:30am
3:40pm
Shuttle fares including bike3
Takaka
Brown Hut
Kohaihai
Nelson
$115pp
$130pp
Takaka
$70pp
Karamea
 
 $35pp
1 Departure/Arrival time varies seasonally
2 Pickups and drop-offs may be booked with shuttles online from Nelson City (Millers Acre bus stop), Nelson Airport and other locations
3 Single fares are available on shuttles that have existing bookings in place, please click here for availability
MTB Season: 
1 May-30 Nov: 
Min: 4 fares

Brown Hut Car Relocation

An on-demand car relocation is available between Takaka and Brown Hut if you have your own vehicle in Takaka. Please call or email us to book.

Route
Year-round
Takaka<->Brown Hut Car Relocation
$130 flat rate

Heaphy Track Information

Between May and November each year, the Heaphy Track transforms from 'Great Walk' to 'Great Ride'. 80km of well graded single-track with some technical sections, traversing stunning scenery makes for a sensational multi-day ride.

If you need advice with planning any aspect of your journey, please contact us—we can help!

 
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