Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park
An easy 1 km, 50 minute return walk through beautiful Nikau Palm Tree groves.
Map Data: Google, Digital Globe, Department of Conservation (DOC).

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Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park
The walk starts here at the Kohaihai Shelter. There can at times be a bit of a sandfly issue here - so we bring insect repellant and we are prepared to cover up.

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park
Now we are walking the famous Heaphy Track.

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park
Crossing the suspension bridge over the Kohaihai River.

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park
Looking downstream.

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park
Here we turn right and begin the actual Nikau Walk loop.

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park
Of all the types of NZ native forest, Nikau palm groves would have to be among the most beautiful.

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park
Taking this shortcut cuts off about 10 miinutes of the walk.

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park
Here we return to the Heaphy Track, turn left and return to Kohaihai.

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

NIKAU WALK - Kahurangi National Park