Abel Tasman National Park

The Coast Track

The track skirts around the inlet before entering a bird nesting area (Kia Tüpato) where ground-nesting birds including Variable Oystercatchers (Torea-pango) and Banded Dotterills (Tuturiwhatu) make their home.

Near where this photo was taken is Sawpit Point. Here in early times, gigantic logs were handsawn over a pit. One sawmiller (the "Top Dog") stood on top of the log and held one end of the saw while his unfortunate mate ("The Underdog") held the other end and sawed from below.

In 1869, a fully-rigged sailing ship was found washed up on Awaroa Beach. No-one was aboard and there were no footprints in the sand. A ghost ship? No. The ship had run aground on Farewell Spit a week earlier. While the crew were off seeking help, the tide came in and their ship floated away...

  • Wainui - Waiharakeke
  • Waiharakeke - Mosquito Bay
  • Falls River - Anchorage
  • Te Pukatea Bay - Marahau
Wainui Bay Entrance to Abel Tasman Coast Track Track to Whariwharangi Hut Whariwharangi Hut Whariwharangi Beach
Separation Point Mutton Cove Mutton Cove Camp View of Mutton Cove
Beach at north end of Anapai Bay The Navigator Rock Anapai Bay Totaranui
View from Skinner Point
Harakeke Stream Crossing Awaroa Inlet Awaroa Hut Awaroa Beach
Onetahuti Beach Onetahuti Camp Tonga Quarry Camp Marble blocks
Hill between Tonga Quarry and Bark Bay Bridge, Bark Bay Mossy Waterfall, Bark Bay Bark Bay Hut
Bark Bay Camp Bark Bay Beach Medlands Beach Looking into Mosquito Bay
Falls River Swingbridge View from Falls River Swingbridge Ducks at Torrent Bay Torrent Bay Low Tide Crossing (at high tide)
Torrent Bay Low Tide Crossing (at low tide) Torrent Bay Low Tide Crossing Torrent Bay Camp Track to Cleopatra's Pool
Cleopatra's Pool Torrent Bay High Tide Routey View over The Anchorage Anchorage Beach
Anchorage Beach Anchorage Beach Anchorage Hut Anchorage Camp
Te Pukatea Bay View over Te Pukatea Bay View over Torrent Bay Watering Cove
Astrolabe Roadstead Akersten Bay Camp Akersten Bay Yellow Point Lookout
Stilwell Bay It's The New Seventy... Appletree Bay Coquille bay
Tinline Camp Stu's Lookout Marahau Marahau Shelter