Abel Tasman Coast Track, Abel Tasman National Park

#1 of 56 in Parks in Nelson-Tasman Region
Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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 walked from Marahau to Awaroa and stayed in the the three DOC huts namely Anchorage, Bark Bay and Awaroa. Backtracked on the last day and walked to Awaroa Lodge for a delicious pancake brunch...  more »
  • As I was driving from Nelson to Takaka, I decided to make the 10km diversion to Marahau and walk the first 4km of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. Spotted and photographed a beautiful heron in the...  more »
  • A very great track. Which one should run at any time. The path offers variety between bush walk and beach. You will discover many beautiful little nature beaches and beautiful viewpoints. The paths are easy to walk and very well signposted.
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