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Abel Tasman Coast Track

| Harvey Road, Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9339
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One of the best highlights on our New Zealand trip

This is a must-do for anyone who loves beaches, boat cruises, waterfalls, views and walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James K
Toronto, Canada
Beautiful must do!

Caught a water taxi to Awaroa and over three days walked back to Sandy Bay in Mārahau. Completely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Harvey Road, Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9339
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-do for anyone who loves beaches, boat cruises, waterfalls, views and walking / hiking trails. There are several places along the coast where you can be dropped off by a cruise boat or water taxi (you could even kayak from one of...More

1  Thank James K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Caught a water taxi to Awaroa and over three days walked back to Sandy Bay in Mārahau. Completely surrounded my endemic and native flora and fauna the entire duration which was beautiful. The track also follows the coastline which meant you always had an amazing...More

Thank LalaAB
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Thanks to various water taxis, this track is easily accessible and can even be enjoyed by those with not much time to spare. Otherwise you can walk the whole track in a few days. Book early, as huts fill up fast! The walk is very...More

Thank ThePearOrchard
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

In a short period of time you have such a variety of landscapes that is unbelievable! Profoundly beautiful rain forest, extraordinary views of the coast, snowed mountains, creeks, rock formations, beaches, all very well guarded by some sandflies depending on the weather and time of...More

Thank Mercedes M
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

First of all stay with Scott and Jocelyn at Abel Tasman Lodge. Take from someone who has been all over the area and tried staying at various places. It's five stars for the area. The track itself is best walked during the winter. Less crowded...More

Thank ManhattanVasya
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A lush national park situated on the coast. Very pretty bays with yellow sand. We walked a section of the track, the Loop Track. This was quite strenuous at times and took about 6 hours with stops. Mainly through forest, then out to some of...More

Thank LauraEvans88
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Definitely spend time on this coastal track. Its well marked and an easyish walk with good terrain with great views and plants. Worth visiting

1  Thank Salcheltenham
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Started the track at Marahau and went through not too far to Tinline Beach. So many beautiful little bays and the track is kept fantastic by DOC. Only complaint is the state of the toilets at the DOC carpark. I was ashamed to be a...More

1  Thank Philly179
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We took a catamaran boat thru the national park. The boat ride itself was refreshing and enjoyable. Some of us got off on one of the stops and hiked to pick up the boat on the next stop. The boat went from one spot to...More

Thank Bracha K
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Words are less to describe the beauty of this 60km walk. We were lucky to have spectacular weather which made every bit of the hike totally worth it. Very well maintained track with all amenities at main campsites. Only big campsites have fire, smaller ones...More

Thank letamritaknow
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29 June 2017|
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Response from rowanh231 | Reviewed this property |
Hi jpkmckenn, to be honest I am not sure, however I would think the area is pretty safe regardless, you would be recommended to not leave any valuables out though. If you are getting to the start of the track with an... More
11 May 2017|
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Response from KaritaneMartin | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants on the track other than Awaroa. Every beach is fabulous though my favourite is Te Pukatea. Aim to do walks of around 3 hours. Sea kayaking is a good option.