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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 3 days ago

Brilliant easy track where you can option to have your bags taken for you by water taxi. No hill climb is longer than 10 minutes, walks are super easy and the swimming is delicious!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank spiritlevel_10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family of 6 loved the Abel Tasman walk. Quite doable for kids as long as they don't have to carry too much. Huts were good. Surprised to have flush toilets! Great to have cold showers and drinking water. Would be nice to see the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank louisetanguay286
Reviewed 3 days ago

On our second day in Abel Tasman we did the 4hr Marahua to Anchorage Hut walk. What I did not fully realize until arriving at Abel Tasman is that the only way to access the park is through some combination of walking,kayaking and water taxi....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 385lorik
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this walk! Very beautiful scenery with beautiful beaches. We really enjoyed a swim in the sea after a day of hiking. The campsites and hits are well maintained and facilities are good! If you are going to do this walk some recommendations: -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank jadesoup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can basically hike for a few hours or few days and anything in between. Access is only by boat so you can choose one of around 8 drop off and pick up points along the parks coastline. We used Wilson's who were excellent but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Day one: Totaranui - Awaroa crossing Hard start to the walk, up hill straight away and quite hard. Steady for rest of the way until you hit goat Bay then after Goat bay it becomes hilly again but not as hard as first hill. Awaroa-...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank courtneystothers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this track a long time ago and was thrilled to find that although there's been development work done, the natural look and feel of the track hasn't been interfered with at all. It's every bit as stunningly beautiful as I remember it. YAY!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BMCreview
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great opportunity to enjoy nature, soak up the solitude and the sights Department of Conservation are to be commended for their endeavours - they have certainly learnt a lot in bridge construction over the years

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RKensington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to visit the Abel Tasman with our young daughter (2.5 years) took a boat to the anchorage and spent the day enjoying the beach and walking the coast track. Would recommend taking a boat and staying there for a day with young children,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ValTennant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally took time out to walk the entire track and some. We added the Gibbs track loop. Although doing the Gibbs track with 20kgs on the back, it was well worth the uphill struggle. Fantastic views. A recommendation would be to start the Gibbs track...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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17 May 2018|
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Response from locosfc | Reviewed this property |
did not see any wasps when we did the walk
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.