For a scheduled service to the Heaphy track ($160 pp return inclusive special summer only) see www.theheaphybus.co.nz
For shulttle service to all tracks see Existing Trips. if you want to combine on an existing trip (for singles and couples).
Please be aware by accepting the booking you accept that the car needs to be fully insured by the owner or hirer of a rental to be driven by our employed drivers whom have a clean licence and are over 25 years of age. When booking the customer accepts complete damage liability no matter whose fault. Though we have had absolutely no problems from damage over the past years, we are unable to insure the driver(s) and therefore cannot accept any liability in case of accident because of that.
We can relocate your vehicle the whole distance from Brown hut (pick up 11:00 am) to Kohaihai (drop off 1:00pm), or vise versa. The vehicle will need a full tank. Cost for 450 kms journey $375.00.
Alternatively you are welcome to leave your car here in Mapua where it is safe and then I take you into Brown hut ($60 each depart morning) and which also saves your car on difficult unsealed roads. We can then relocate your vehicle from here to Kohaihai shelter waiting at Kohaihai on a date ready for your arrival ($280) .
If we have no shuttle that coincides with your walking dates to transport the car relocater whilst you tramp or bike the track, it is possible if you have a spare seat that you pick him or her up en route and then drop the car relocater off at a bus terminal in Westport or Takaka to get back to Mapua.
Have you checked out the Heaphy bus schedule as your cheapest option for singles and small groups? For a scheduled service to the Heaphy track ($160 pp return inclusive special summer only on selective days) see www.theheaphybus.co.nz
We can relocate your vehicle the whole distance for $275..Marahau car park (pick up usually 09:00 am) to Wainui Bay car park (drop off 1:00pm), or vise versa. The vehicle will need over a half tank.
The Wangapeka track.
We can relocate your vehicle the whole distance for $375.00. From Little Wanganui (Wangapeka Road) to Rolling River Junction car park /Dart Ford, or vise versa. The vehicle will need a full tank.
The best solution if possible would be to pick up your car relocater driver here in Mapua (depends if you have a spare seat) as you pass through to Rolling River junction end and then we take it to Little Wanganui via the Heaphy bus schedule or a Trek Express charter see existing trips .
For a scheduled service to the Heaphy track which also combines with the Little Wanganui Wangapeka road end of the track see www.theheaphybus.co.nz. Unfortunately operates summer only and the Rolling River Junction is too far out of the scheduled route so a special charter will be required.
Alternatively you are welcome to leave your car here in Mapua where it is safe and then I take you into Rolling River Junction end (or Dart ford) for $45 each (min. 5 persons) to and $115 each to Little Wanganui, Wangapeka road end car park by shuttle, but again we need a minimum 5 persons unless you join an existing trip.
The Leslie Karamea.
Slightly more awkward this one!
We can relocate your vehicle the whole distance for $275..Flora Saddle to Rolling River Junction car park or Dart Ford if we cannot cross the now unmaintained ford, or vise versa. The vehicle will need a half tank.
The best solution if possible would be to pick up your car relocater driver here in Mapua as you pass through to either the Rolling River Junction road end (depends if you have a spare seat!) or the Flora Saddle, and then we bring it back to Mapua. We then leave the vehicle at the other end and make a special trip with the shuttle as the tracks are not used so frequently. Otherwise we may have an existing trip that coincides with your schedule.
Alternatively you are welcome to leave your car here in Mapua where it is safe and then I take you into either end for $40 each to Flora Saddle and $45 each to Rolling River Junction/Dart Ford car park by shuttle, but again we need a minimum 5 persons.
Otherwise, you leave your vehicle here at my place* and I then take you the complete return trip of both ends of the Leslie Karamea track ; to Flora saddle and return from the Dart ford (vise versa) to bring you back to your vehicle. The cost will be $85 each (min 5).
* Car Storage in Trek Express and The Heaphy Bus Mapua yard: Please note the vehicle will left at owners risk and we cannot be responsible for theft or damage. This is a liability clause, but as of up till now there has been no problems for 18 years being in a rural area.
For all other tracks just give us a call for a free quote.
We can store your car in a lockable shed if it has kayaks or bicycles attached outside the vehicle, or you prefer the contents to be 110% safe. There will be a charge for that service as there is minimum space, but free to all vehicles parked in the yard at your own risk*.
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