Jen's trail tip
The Heaphy track is a definite must do but some people are put off by the logistics. Save yourself some money/time and do a there and back trip. The trail is so good that it's worth doing it twice instead of flying or driving back and you'll be amazed at how different the trail looks and feels when riding it the other way. We had one night on the track and then stayed in Karamea a night before heading back. One of my favourite mountain bike trails in NZ for the varied scenery.