Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Abel Tasman National Park / Abel Tasman Coast Track
Journey through some of the island's lushest coastal landscapes along Abel Tasman Coast Track, arguably the nation's most popular hiking route. Stretching 51 km (32 mi) through the surrounding Abel Tasman National Park, the trail features numerous side-branches, resting spots, and natural points of interest. Grab some comfortable walking shoes and hit the well-marked path, admiring secluded beaches, sweeping ocean views, and winding rivers along your way. Though it takes several days to travel the track in its entirety, you can get a solid taste of the area by opting for a smaller section of the path. Bear in mind during your trek that some portions of the trail are only crossable at low tide, so plan accordingly. For Abel Tasman Coast Track and beyond, use our Abel Tasman National Park journey planner to get the most from your Abel Tasman National Park vacation.
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Beautiful area. Well marked trails. Low/moderate number of fellow hikers on the trail. Watch our for the 'low tide' portions of the trail -- wet feet guaranteed. Nice bird spotting. more »
Our group walked for 5 days over 4 huts making several tidal crossings. DOC huts are clean but do not have cooking equipment. You need to bring cookers etc. plan your trip around the tides. DOC say... more »
A very great track. Which one should run at any time. The path offers variety between bush walk and beach. You will discover many beautiful little nature beaches and beautiful viewpoints. The paths are easy to walk and very well signposted.
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