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Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Hiking (or "tramping" as New Zealanders call it) from one end to the other of this 32-mile track will take days, so if you're time-constrained, pick... more » Owner description: Hiking (or "tramping" as New Zealanders call it) from one end to the other of this 32-mile track will take days, so if you're time-constrained, pick up a section of it. The view can't be beat as you walk through sandy bays and lagoons, past coves and estuaries. « less
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was undoubtably the best part of our whole trip to New Zealand. We took the water taxi to torrent bay for a hike all the way back to marahau. We took the shortcut to anchorage by walking across the estuary during low tide. If you plan on doing this you should know you still may need to cross some... More

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chalford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Hike, kayak, swim, make camp, just wonderful fun. Take everything you need and enjoy exploring this lush environment. Chrystal clear waters with seals, dolphins and private white sandy coves which appear as the tide goes out. Highly recommended. Tip:The best tent spots go early so, try to get yours up then go out exploring again.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This 3-day, 58km trek is definitely a MUST-DO, while on the South Island. The track itself is very well sign-marked, well-maintained, and not overly physically demanding. No matter where you decide to spend the night and camp, you can't go wrong. The scenery everywhere is fantastic! The campground at Bark Bay is one of the few campgrounds that we came... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a must do ! If you are a tramper or Nature lover this is the walk for you it's not a hard walk and I think it can be done all year around. There are many ways it can be done weather it's a day walk or three to four days you can do the coast then come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We walked about 2 hours along the Able Tasman track starting from Marahau. The scenery changed along the track and it was beautiful at each corner and bay. We would have loved to have done more of the track but we only had half a day to explore.

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Falkenstein, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I drove up one day in the kayak with my friend. We were equipped with the most important stuff because you are not able to buy anything. The kayakride took one day and it was awesome. We did it in April, the weather was perfect and there was so much to explore. Islands, laguns and seals. After that we came... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We hiked from Marahau to Anapai Bay (returned to Totaranui for boat transport back to Marahau). HIGHLY recommend the Te Pukatea Bay Campsite and Onetahuti Bay Campsite. We were concerned about hiking in the winter, but the weather was nice, there were no sandflies to deal with, we rarely saw other hikers on the trail, and we were the only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We walked this beautiful and amazing track with Wilsons, staying in their lodges at Awaroa and Torrent Bay. We were provided with fantastic meals, lovely hotel-style accommodation and really informative and pleasant guides that was well worth the premium price played for the five day experience. On the first day we were collected from our hotel in Nelson and driven... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We spent 3 days walking and kayaking - and I have reviewed this separately for Wilsons who conduct the trip. The park itself is stunning - and the conditions in February just delightful.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Abel Tasman is different to other 'Great Walks' of NZ as it has baches (private holiday homes) and small commercial operations throughout the track (or just off it). So we realised after the event that we probably could have put together a catered group walk ourselves rather than using the Wilsons package. The latter is very very good. A... More

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