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Abel Tasman
National Park

Access, Transport, Booking A Hut

The Abel Tasman National Park's southern entrance is at Marahau, 25 minutes

from Motueka.

The northern entrance - Wainui or Totaranui - is reached via Takaka Hill and Golden Bay.

 

Scheduled bus services can take you to either entrance throughout the peak tourist season.

 

Water based operators at Marahau and Kaiteriteri provide scheduled year-round services while light aircraft and helicopter access is possible to and from Awaroa.

 

 

DOC huts and campsites, along with private options at Torrent Bay and Awaroa,

make staying in the park easy.

Both huts and campsites within the Abel Tasman National Park must be booked all year round.

The Abel Tasman i-SITE Visitor Centre can also assist with planning and booking.

 

Backcountry hut tickets or annual hut passes are required for the Inland Track which can also be purchased at Motueka i-SITE.

 

ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK

ABEL TASMAN
COAST TRACK

ABEL TASMAN
INLAND TRACK

 

ABEL TASMAN ACCOMMODATION - LODGE & GLAMPING

PEPPERS
AWAROA LODGE

AWAROA
GLAMPING

 

ABEL TASMAN ACCOMMODATION - BACKPACKERS

AQUAPACKERS
FLOATING BACKPACKERS

 

   ABEL TASMAN COAST TRACK
  • Anapai
  • Watering Cove
  • Totaranui
  • Awaroa
  • Track
  • Anchorage
  • Pukatea Walk
  • Whariwharangi
  • Mutton Cove
"The Great Walk of New Zealand" stretches between Marahau and Wainui Bay, an easy undulating 52km coastal track that can be walked in either direction, independently or guided.

Most take 3 - 5 days to complete the journey. The relatively short time between huts (3.5 - 4 hrs) makes the track suitable for families and allows time for relaxing.

The track is well serviced by water transport offering scheduled scenic cruises, day walk options and tramper transport as far north as Totaranui.

Walkers must be aware of the tidal crossing at Awaroa, which can only be crossed 1.5 hours before and 2 hours after low tide).

Sea kayaking is another popular way to explore the stunning coastline. You can walk the whole track or mix and match an Abel tasman experience to suit your timeframe and interests.

Hike, cruise, walk, kayak, or just relax on a beach - the options are endless!
Take the VIRTUAL TOUR >
Marahau to Wainui
Take the VIRTUAL TOUR >
Wainui to Marahau
 

 

   ABEL TASMAN INLAND TRACK
  • Awapoto Hut
  • Wainui Hut
  • Evans Ridge
  • Moa Park Shelter
  • Moa Park
  • Castle Rocks Hut
  • Holyoake Clearing
The Inland Track is an alternative to the Coast Track and can be added on as a return loop.

You will traverse inland between Whariwharangi and Marahau. It takes between 3 - 5 days and gives fit walkers a chance to experience water-etched marble outcrops, sinkholes, beech forest, the amazing 178m deep Harwood's Hole, and Gorge Creek Lookout.

Road access is via the unsealed Canaan Road on the Takaka Hill summit or at Pigeon Saddle on the unsealed road from Wainui to Totaranui.
 

 

 

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