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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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Good but hard

A lush national park situated on the coast. Very pretty bays with yellow sand. We walked a section... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Fantastic walking and views

Definitely spend time on this coastal track. Its well marked and an easyish walk with good terrain... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Salcheltenham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very quiet and restful with plenty of water activities and beautiful beaches and walks. Stayed in Kaiteriteri - all restaurants close very early (last orders before 7pm) and not a lot of choice for eating out, but a really special place. We stayed in one...More

Thank annette r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The New Zealand DOC Great Walks are truly just that. They are in beautiful locations and really allow you to connect with both nature but your family. We completed The Able Tasman Coastal walk over 5 days (4 nights). We are a family of 5...More

1  Thank rowanh231
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 5 days walking length of track from Marahau to Wainui Bay - 5 sunny days - no rain or wind - even managed to get in 2 swims- not bad for autumn weather. The birdsong was amazing and followed us the length of...More

Thank FliMi
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The information available prior to the walk is brilliant meaning we were fully prepared for the walk. The views are spectacular, the walk is really enjoyable and rewarding. The Huts were brilliant - so clean, tidy, great amenities (we were very surprised) and the people...More

Thank Sara V
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Tramping on the shoulder season means you may get some crazy weather but the scenery was stunning and the track well maintained.

Thank johnmJ2594PN
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We will be visiting that area next January, driving up from Punakaiki for 2/3 days and are trying to decide where to stay in the Nelson/Kaiteriteri area. We are in our late 60's and can't do the whole A. T. track, but would love a nice beach, a few good walks and getting out on the water in an area with a good restaurant or two. Tall order???
10 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.
Samantha H
We are visiting in September this year and wondered what the most scenic walking route is. We were only looking for a short walk (about an hour) and were thinking of pairing it with the half tour on the sea shuttle. Any advice from someone who has been would be awesome!
6 April 2017|
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My husband and I will have 2 nights but only1 full day in Sept to explore part of the coast track. We are looking at staying in either Marahau or Kaiteriteri. Which would be the best to stay? Also what part of the track is most scenic.? Looks like the Marahau to Anchorage is a popular walk. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated
28 March 2017|
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Response from killywhan | Reviewed this property |
I agree, Kaiteriteri probably best. Great views whichever walk you have time to do. Enjoy yourselves.