Historic homestead of Tasman
Let’s start our adventure with a drive to Anatori River, a classic coastal surf spot. From here, I’ll lead you over an unmarked route along the beach to the lighthouse at Kahurangi Point. Bring spare socks for this, there are 2 river crossings on the way but it’s stunning and dramatic in all weather.
The difficulty of the crossings depends on weather and tide conditions – but don’t worry, I know the safest spots to cross.
Soon after, we’ll arrive at the historic Kahurangi Keepers House. The coastline here is windswept and as remote as it gets – a paradise for our endangered animals. From here, we can hike further to the lighthouse or settle in the homestead for a relaxing evening.
The following day, we’ll take the scenic route past Upper Takaka. We’ve explored the coast, now it’s time for some mountains!
The Cobb Valley track is an easy-going hike ending with a steep climb to the top of the valley.
Our accommodation for the night, Fenella Hut, offers expansive views over the National Park. It’s a tramper’s paradise up here and after a night in the hut, it’s time to explore the area on Day 3.
You can choose from multiple trips up nearby peaks and tarns, either way, you’re in for some breathtaking views. That night, we can camp out or return to the hut, before heading back to civilization. The perfect getaway packed with memories and scenery you won’t forget!