Abel Tasman Coast Track, Abel Tasman National Park

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#1 of 42 in Parks in Nelson-Tasman Region
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 journey planner to get the most from your Abel Tasman National Park vacation.
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  • Though it is hard to understand why it is considered the best walk track in New Zealand. great for families, children, and the taxi boat. But for real walkers is quite trivial.
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  • Walk has so many options from short day walks to longer options. Also a variety of sleeping options from camping, bunks, aquapacker and luxury at Awaroa. Also kayak options too.  more »
  • It is one of the best places in NZ. Crystal water although something cold, good activities and the feeling of extreme care of the environment. It takes good Footwear, the walk is long!
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