Nikau palms along the Heaphy River
|River mouth||Tasman Sea (Karamea Bight)|
|Length||26 kilometres (16 mi)|
The Heaphy River is a river of the northwestern South Island of New Zealand. It flows through Kahurangi National Park, rising on the northern slopes of Amohia Peak and initially flowing northwest before turning southwest to reach the Tasman Sea 30 kilometres north of Karamea. Stages of the Heaphy Track follow the lower course of this river, with the track reaching the coast at the river's mouth.
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