Having tramped lengths of the abel tasman coast track over four visits, and camped in eight of the parks 18 doc campgrounds, ive concluded that those seeking solitude may be. Abel tasman national park may be new zealands smallest national park by area. For the last 2 km, the road is unsealed providing access by walking. There are myriad opportunities here to take side trails down to a beach and kick off your hiking shoes for a dip. The 10 best things to do near abel tasman coast track. Winding its way for 60 kilometres from top wainui to bottom marahau of the national parks coastline, the abel tasman coast track offers one of the very best ways to visit this gorgeous area. Situated at the top of new zealands south island near the towns of motueka and takaka, the coastal track will amaze you with its beautiful golden beaches, native bush and wildlife. Abel tasman national park coastal track selfguided walk. The walk begins near the beautiful beach town of kaiteriteri, home to a number of accommodation options. Discover 170 holiday homes to book online for your abel tasman national park, tasman holiday.
May 29, 20 port motueka, new zealand as winter approaches its time to pull out your copy of the abel tasman coastal track book to remind yourself of warmer days ahead. Abel tasman national park holiday homes, accommodation rentals. Abel tasman coast track is one of new zealands great walks, and it means one thing when doing a multiday trek, you need to book your accommodation well in advance, because the hike is superpopular, especially during the main season between november and april. Unguided track packages we offer an extensive range of independent hiking packages to experience this spectacular coastal track. The abel tasman coast track is the easiest of the great walks in new zealand. You can book your adventure here or if you want to see the park from the. Abel tasman is the jewel among popular national parks. But lukas did almost all of them and therefore we state. We hiked the track from medlands beach to anchorage, and it was 11. Because marahau has one of the largest tidal ranges in new.
Abel tasman coast track, abel tasman national park holiday. Wake up to morning light on the golden sands of torrent bay and perhaps a coffee on the deck before breakfast. Things to do near abel tasman coast track on tripadvisor. Abel tasman coast track day walks wilsons abel tasman. Abel tasman national park is the smallest national park in new zealand, tucked on the left prong of the northern tip of the south island, just west of nelson. The abel tasman coast track has four main entrances. Abel tasman coast track abel tasman national park 2020. About the abel tasman national park project janszoon. We spied some dayhikers being dropped off at a lovely little beach to begin their own trek. It is the most popular hike of the nine great walks.
Located in abel tasman national park on the south islands northern shores, this gentle, familyfriendly great walk showcases the best that the park has to offer. Abel tasman coast track blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and coastal forest, the abel tasman coast track really has it all. By jamie i didnt do any of the great walks in new zealand apart from the abel tasman coast track and the tongariro crossing. The beachfront bach in kaiteriteri, new zealand expedia. The second day we hiked from the torrent bay to onetahuti beach. Todays walk follows the easiest section of the coastal track from torrent bay to marahau, with panoramic views across tasman bay to nelson. Abel tasman coast track abel tasman national park all. Things to see in abel tasman national park frommers. Rent a holiday accomodation for short and long term stay on. Walking the abel tasman coast track was one of the best things we did during our twomonth stay in new zealand. Abel tasman coast track get out and walk book air new zealand. Abel tasman coastal track the book is at abel tasman kaiteriteri. When hiking and swimming go handinhand 090218 110218.
During the walk you stay overnight in doc huts and campsites or in private, lodgestyle accommodation with a tour provider. There are a total of 18 campsites and four huts along the coastal track, so lock in a date, then secure a spot. The coast track is a 51 km trail that follows the length of the coastline in the park. Thats because nelsons high sunshine hours mean kayaking is the perfect way to explore the abel tasman. Hiking the abel tasman coast track in new zealand atlas. Hike the entire abel tasman coastal track or just one or two parts to get an idea of this beautiful subtropical paradise of white golden beaches, turquoise blue crystalclear sea, and a lush coastal native bush with huge fern trees. You have 25 minutes from now to complete the payment process. The smallest national park in new zealand, abel tasman, is a paradise for all travelers who love hiking, kayaking, biking, canyoning or lazing on the beach. It is one of two main tracks through the park, the other being the abel tasman inland track, which stretches for 38 km between tinline bay and torrent bay off the main coastal track. The tent sites along the coastal track are typically situated just off the golden. The good thing is there are many half day and full day hiking options. Plan an adventure that suits your ability and schedule. But if youre pressed for time and cant spend multiple days hiking the park, this day trip packs a. Discover nelson tasman in autumn the great journeys of.
Vista cruise to the beach of your choice where you can relax or enjoy a walk along the abel tasman coast track. The abel tasman coast track is a gentle complement to new zealands more rugged scenery. The abel tasman coastal track is one of the department of conservations eight identified great walks and the only coast track of its kind in the country. Experiencing the abel tasman coastal track one of new zealands great walks, this track is the perfect way to explore the unmatchable beauty of the abel tasman national park. Marvel at naturallysculptured granite cliffs and crystalclear waters. When you think of the abel tasman national park, kayaks probably come to mind. At low tide, it is possible to follow the beach below the high tide mark around the inlet and wade across to awaroa hut and campsite.
Alternatively, if you need to catch a water taxi, turn right at the junction and take the nondoc track down to the beach. Book the little kaiteriteri roses bach 3min walk to beach stay at this vacation home in kaiteriteri. Located between golden bay and tasman bay in the north end of the south island, the abel tasman national park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and worldfamous coast track. Then we walked through a small village of baches small houses and began to climb. Running along the seaward margin of the park is the abel tasman coast track, 60km long and taking three to five days to walk.
Abel tasman national park is a scenic highlight of the nelsonmarlborough region. Both are lovely, but there are a lot of transitions between them. Because of its easy accessibility for boats, you have the option to walk a portion of the trail for a day or the entire length over 35 days. Book the extended cruise option for the journey all the way to totaranui, then return for your chosen walk or beach stop.
Popular attractions kaiteriteri beach and little kaiteriteri beach are located nearby. But it more than makes up for that by being one of its bestknown and most beautiful. One day in abel tasman national park earth trekkers. Sehr beliebter great walk durch atemberaubende kustenlandschaften. Your accommodation is now reserved but is not confirmed until you complete the payment process. Hiking the abel tasman coastal track wayward approach.
Choose to walk the whole track or water taxi or kayak between different locations at any time of the year. At 22,530 hectares, abel tasman is new zealands smallest national park. Avoiding crowds on the abel tasman coast track isnt always easy, but with plenty of campsites to choose from, you can plan your trip with solitude in mind. Abel tasman national park best time to visit top tips. Abel tasman coast track, abel tasman national park. Named for the first european explorer to have visited new zealand, abel tasman national park is home to one of new zealands 10 great walks, the abel tasman coast track. If you accessing the park on foot, the entrance to the abel tasman coastal track is located at the northern end of marahau, where there is also a large department of conservation carpark.
This 32mile trek takes walkers to crystalclear bays perfect for snorkeling, secluded coves and through coastal forests. Abel tasman coastal track book by mike crudge abel. The water even at this time of year is bracing but welcoming. Its 67 km from nelson on sealed road providing access by water taxi, kayak, or walking. It extends from marahau in the south to wainui in the north, with many side tracks. As hiking abel tasman coast track requires a bit of planning, weve created. Shaped like a horse shoe its one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in the park. Monday 18th april my family and i took a stroll along the coast. Little kaiteriteri roses bach 3min walk to beach in. The abel tasman coast track is located in the abel tasman national park at the northwest tip of new zealands south island. The area is blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and lush coastal native bush, meaning this coastal track is one of new zealands bestknown and most popular walks. Marahau is also the departure point for those accessing the park by water taxis and kayaking trips. Enjoy onsite parking, a garden, and an inroom dvd player. The abel tasman coast track is a 60 kilometres long walking track within the abel tasman national park in new zealand.
Prices and booking abel tasman coastal track tours. A guide to abel tasman national park, new zealand jana. Before you start walking the abel tasman coast track, you need to book. Abel tasman coast track brochure department of conservation. The abel tasman national park is the best bit of new zealand. Awaroa is the other main settlement of private baches in the park, all of which are located around the tidal estuary. Transport tofrom the startend of the track or midpoints along the track the walk is oneway with track ends approx.
A variety of accommodation is possible from campsites and basic but comfortable accommodation in department of conservation huts to boat stays, backpackers and private lodges. Guide to walking the abel tasman track kayak new zealand. Kaiteriteri kayak astrolabe explorer full day guided kayak. Awaroa lodge is located a short walk inland from the main beach front. It can be done in 3 to 5 days, or combined with water taxis or sea kayaks for added interest. So, if you are struggling for time you are still able to see some of the turquoise bays, exotic forests and incredible view points. Abel tasman coast track, great walk 1 of 9 living a kiwi life ep. Abel tasman coast track abel tasman national park 2020 all. Huts andor campsites on the track the walk takes 35 days to complete. The abel tasman coast track itself is only 60 km long one way and can be accomplished in anywhere from 1 5 days.
The coastal track is well sheltered, and with mild weather in all seasons, it is accessible and open throughout th. Abel tasman is a hikers paradise with several stages. Abel tasman coast track new zealand hiking trails tourism. Its a sea kayakers paradise, and its great for swimming and fishing. The abel tasman track has exactly two modes, beach and hilltop. Hiking the abel tasman coast track is a wonderful experience. The abel tasman coast track is 60km long and blessed with golden beaches and lush coastal native bush. Abel tasman coast track get out and walk events and. Wainui falls track abel tasman national park tripadvisor. Book your tickets online for abel tasman coast track, abel tasman national park. Top 50 abel tasman national park holiday homes bookabach.1511 10 1152 1574 404 828 698 168 332 342 702 1211 1565 1451 78 801 902 605 1160 716 329 1068 1137 875 80 1299 256 140 1643 1179 618 419 1494 540 1014 947 448 60 1212 695 1326 557