Abel Tasman National Park

The Abel Tasman boasts a remarkable collection of the finest trails in the country, encompassing a spectrum of options suited for both novice hikers seeking day trips and experienced adventurers embarking on immersive 4-5 day tramps.

  • D.O.C are the Department Of Conservation and are charged with conserving New Zealand's natural and historic heritage. 

    If you are interested in walking the Abel Tasman coastal track visit their website for more information including.... 

  • A map of NZ walking tracks
  • Abel Tasman Coast Track brochure
  • Abel Tasman Coast Track walking guide
  • Abel Tasman Coast Track trip information sheet and detailed map

Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand is renowned for its stunning coastal scenery and offers a variety of beautiful walks. Here are some of the best walks to do in the Abel Tasman National Park:


 1. Abel Tasman Coast Track: This is the most popular and well-known walk in the park, covering approximately 60 kilometres (37 miles). The track stretches along the coastline, allowing you to explore picturesque bays, golden beaches, and native forests. It can be completed as a multi-day hike or you can choose to do shorter sections. 

2. Bark Bay to Anchorage: This section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track is a great day walk that covers around 12 kilometres (7.5 miles). You'll pass through scenic coastal forest and have the opportunity to relax on stunning beaches like Torrent Bay and Anchorage. 

3. Torrent Bay to Awaroa: Another beautiful day walk, this section of the track is approximately 13 kilometres (8 miles) long. You'll walk through lush forest, cross tidal estuaries (tides permitting), and enjoy the tranquility of Awaroa Bay. 

5. Cleopatra's Pool and Swing Bridge: This shorter walk is perfect for a half-day excursion. It starts at the swing bridge near the entrance to the park and takes you to Cleopatra's Pool, a natural rock pool with crystal-clear water and a natural waterslide. 

6. Harwood's Hole: While not technically in Abel Tasman National Park itself, Harwood's Hole is a remarkable geological feature worth visiting. Located nearby in the Kahurangi National Park, it is the deepest vertical shaft in New Zealand. The walk takes you through native bush and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. 

Remember to check weather conditions and tidal information before embarking on any walks in Abel Tasman National Park. It's also recommended to book accommodation or water taxi services in advance if you plan on doing multi-day hikes 

Best walks summary
  • Abel Tasman Coast Track
  • Bark Bay to Anchorage
  • Torrent Bay to Awaroa
  • Cleopatra's Pool and Swing Bridge
  • Harwoods Hole

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