Abel Tasman Coast Track, Abel Tasman National Park

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Journey through some of the island's lushest coastal landscapes along Abel Tasman Coast Track, arguably the nation's most popular hiking route. Stretching 51 km (32 mi) through the surrounding Abel Tasman National Park, the trail features numerous side-branches, resting spots, and natural points of interest. Grab some comfortable walking shoes and hit the well-marked path, admiring secluded beaches, sweeping ocean views, and winding rivers along your way. Though it takes several days to travel the track in its entirety, you can get a solid taste of the area by opting for a smaller section of the path. Bear in mind during your trek that some portions of the trail are only crossable at low tide, so plan accordingly. For Abel Tasman Coast Track and beyond, use our Abel Tasman National Park trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Abel Tasman National Park vacation.
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  • Completed the trail here in about 2 days. It was very busy including the campsites but amazing all the same. Timed the tidal crossings well but you still have to wade through water which I wasn't prep...  more »
  • The Abel Tasman is one of the main parks of New Zealand, with varied length trails and landscapes that can be breathtaking on sunny days and challenging in the rain. The climate varies greatly in the region and it can rain suddenly. Always take a raincoat just in case.
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  • This is a must-do for anyone who loves beaches, boat cruises, waterfalls, views and walking / hiking trails. There are several places along the coast where you can be dropped off by a cruise boat or w...  more »

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