Abel Tasman Coast Track, Abel Tasman National Park

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#1 of 102 in Outdoors 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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  • The scenery during this hike was absolutely spectacular. I was lucky to have beautiful weather as well but the scenery was like nothing I have ever seen. Loved the actual walk as well. Very well marke...  more »
  • I grew up in Nelson, camping at Totaranui, so always wanted to do this track as I love the area. The track is AMAZING. The actual walk is pretty easy, a few hills but nothing daunting and the track is...  more »
  • You can hike there different beaches in one of the most important national parks of New Zealand, in nice weather highly recommended, the Coast Track is not crowded. There are many quiet spots, along the way you will find relatively few people. Very relaxing
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