Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman
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Great walks in the South Island of New Zealand


At the very top of the South Island, explore the beautiful golden sand beaches, impressive rock formations and cheeky wildlife of glittering Abel Tasman National Park.

One of New Zealand’s Great Walks, this track is the perfect way to explore the unmatchable beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park. Because of its easy accessibility for boats, you have the option to walk a portion of the trail for a day or the entire length over 3-5 days. Or, if you would prefer paddle power, take a kayak tour.

For the ultimate walk in Abel Tasman National Park, join the coastal walk to the Inland Track. This challenging walking route passes through regenerating and original native forest. The park’s hilly interior guarantees blockbuster views up and down the coast.

The walk begins near the beautiful beach town of Kaiteriteri, There’s so much to do in the Abel Tasman National Park that it always pays to stay a few days more either before or after your walk. The buzzing cultural city of Nelson is only a short drive away.