helping hikers and bikers relocate their vehicles for over 16 years
Heaphy Track Help has been operating this unique service for over 16 years. Richard and Janet and their family live locally to the tracks in Takaka, Golden Bay. Their passion for the outdoors and pure love for the New Zealand back country guided them to recently taking over the Derry Kingston's founded Heaphy Track Help in December 2018.
Richard has been associated with the Heaphy Track for over a decade and been involved in the Hut and Track upgrades of recent times as well as ongoing maintenance of the track and facilities. With his working background and having undertaken many relocations for previous owners Derry and Lew, Richard knows and loves the Heaphy, as well the surrounding mountains of Golden Bay and the Kahurangi and the beaches of Abel Tasman.
Richard drives the vehicles and battles the elements to ensure your vehicle is at the right place at the right time. He has extensive local knowledge of the tracks around the top of the South Island. Rain or shine he will be on the track with a smile on his face. You will very often meet Richard during your trip as he found that running and biking back through the track is the most efficient way of getting home. Don't be alarmed if you see him multiple times during your trip he isn't lost, just loves the challenge.
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.