Abel Tasman Coast Track, Abel Tasman National Park

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#1 of 41 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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  • My favourite place in New Zealand! Lovely walking through the forest with stunning views of the bays & inlets. We took a rib boat ride along the coast & walked back to Kaiteriteri.  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit! You can trekking from 4 hours to 4 days; do camping, enjoy the beautiful beaches, the landscape, nature, etc. everything! also take a boat en change your position into the pa...  more »
  • With crystal clear blue waters, an almost tropical rain forest and large flat sandy beaches. We are in Marahau started with the canoe and paddled to the anchorage Bay. There we stayed at the Aqua Packers Hausboothostel incl. BBQ in the evening and breakfast. The quiet and the stars are insane. Walking the next day, it continued north. The trails are well built and excellent. Mostly through shady forests, at higher altitudes, it is very warm and sunny. On the individual camps in the bays, there are drinking water points that are really necessary. At the end of the hike we return with a pre booked private water taxi to Marahau.
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