helping hikers and bikers relocate their vehicles for over 16 years
Richard and Janet live locally to the tracks in Takaka, Golden Bay. Their passion for the outdoors and association with the Heaphy Track lead them to taking over the Derry Kingston's founded Heaphy Track Help in 2018.
Richard has been associated with the Heaphy Track for over a decade, having been a Park Ranger in the Kahurangi, Abel Tasman and Fiordland National Parks. He has been involved in the Heaphy Track Huts and Track upgrades of recent times. With his working background and having undertaken many relocations for the previous owners, Richard knows and loves the Heaphy and the logistics of working on it.
He drives the vehicles ensuring they are at the right place at the right time. You will very often meet him during your trip as he has found that running or biking the track is the most efficient way of getting home.
Throughout the busy summer periods, and shoulder biking season, a dedicated team of local drivers help ensure the high demand of relocation's are met.