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...

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