31 May 2023

Heaphy Track reopening will breathe new life back in

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 31 May 2023
Mountain bikes are permitted on New Zealand’s Heaphy Track for some of the year.

Photo: © dchadwick / Getty Images

A small West Coast community says fully reopening the Heaphy Track will breathe new life back into the town.

Last February, storms damaged the track and destroyed a vital bridge - making it impossible to walk the whole track.

Karamea businesses suffered a big drop in visitors, but they're hopeful that will soon change.

Tourism reporter Tess Brunton has more.