Atawhai Farm


Wangapeka Backpackers Retreat and Farmstay

Wangapeka Backpackers and Farmstay: Wangapeka Track made easy

Wangapeka Track
made easy

Useful Links

Wangapeka Track and route guide (New Zealand Tramper)
Leslie-Karamea Track (New Zealand Tramper)
Heaphy Track and route guide (New Zealand Tramper)
Kahurangi National Park - DOC info (heaps of information, including track info for Wangapeka and Heaphy tracks)
DOC hut information and passes
New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Pamphlets
New Zealand Fish & Game - West Coast info (there are links on the left hand side for hunting, fishing, and purchasing licenses)

Nelson Lakes Shuttles - run by trampers, for trampers, they provide shuttle services for the Wangapeka Track. They also have a great day-by-day description of the Wangapeka, including photos - well worth a look.

Trek Express - the longest operating tramper-transport service in the Nelson  region, including service for the Wangapeka Track.

Tapawera Settle - a friendly family run campground situated in Tapawera village with a supermarket, garage, café, restaurant and pub. Located near the start of the Wangapeka Track.

Bush & Beyond - is the original guiding company in Kahurangi National Park. They offer the best guiding on the Heaphy Track and many other destinations within the park. Bush & Beyond represent a true partnership of tourism and conservation, and have built a sound reputation as an ecologically based operation, and are committed to preserving the many unique features of the park for future generations.

Local Web Sites

Karamea Information
Dandee Design
Helicopter Charter Karamea
Oparara Valley Project Trust
Wangapeka Valley Horse Trekking

Other Accommodation

Matariki Cottage - self-catering 3 bedroom farm cottage at Our Farm, 14 km from Tapawera. Matariki cottage is a loved family home, with many books and a pretty garden set in 5 acres of old English trees.

Our Guests Blogs etc

Adventures in KiwilandTravel journal of two sibling's 30-day adventures in New Zealand: Intro to Atawhai Farm; Life on Atawhai Farm; Fun things to do at Atawhai Farmstay.