Walks in The Abel Tasman
A few of our favourite tracks in The Abel Tasman National Park
Information on the tracks of the Abel Tasman
The Abel Tasman is the smallest National Park in New Zealand but provides a range of walks and options along beautiful beaches, forests and rivers. While there are some great local operators who can help provide logistics and provide an awesome depth of experience of our wonderland.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) runs New Zealand’s Great Walks and National Parks and as such runs the huts and campgrounds throughout it. It is highly recommended to book your accommodation in the park as soon as possible, and make sure you can prove your bookings to the rangers that manage The Park.
The most significant tidal crossing is the Awaroa Inlet. It is only possible to make this crossing 1.5 hours either side of low tide. The up to date tide times for the area be found here.
While the Abel Tasman has some of the best huts in the our National Parks, it also has some fantastic beachfront campgrounds. We hire out some camp gear including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping rolls, cookers, pots & pans.
Our top picks
Torrent to Marahau
Anchorage is the first main bay in the Abel Tasman and makes a perfect day trip. The best way to do this walk is to organise a boat up, then walk back out were you will exit the Park in Marahau.
Bark To Anchorage
This is one of our favourites. Getting dropped into Bark Bay after an awesome boat ride up visiting some seals. You will then explore Bark Bay before journeying through and older section of the forest
Awapoto Overnight Hike
If you feel like getting away from the beaches and finding some remoteness, then Awapoto is a great option
Spilt Apples rock
Just an easy walk, it is 15 minutes down from the car park to the Split Apple Rock. Sitting out from shore 50m it offers a different perspective at both High and low tide. Great beach to go for a stroll down for the afternoon and find a nice picnic.