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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  • We did a 3 day hike from totaranui to marahau until all the way down. Can I recommend to anyone, especially in good weather. Really insane beaches waiting for you! Important: previously check the walking times, otherwise a pair are not passable.
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  • We walked for 14km between two of the bays. The walking was fairly easy. We were walking through forests but mostly at a high enough level to be able to see the shimmering sea, the stunning formations...  more »
  • We did two day hikes on the Abel Tasman hike and were not disappointed. A water taxi brought us to the start at anchorage bay and picked us up at the end of our day hike. It was all very well arranged...  more »
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