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“Amazing walk”

Abel Tasman Coast Track
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Easily walked in 3 - 4 days. Now walked it three times over the past 20 years and it still is an amazing walk. With the booking system now in force there is no rush to get to the next night stop as your bed is already booked at each hut. You still have to work out the tides at Wainui Inlet but the rest of the track is and can be walked at all tide times.

2  Thank Denis W
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

We got the aqua taxi to Anchorage beach and walked back to our campsite in Marahau. You get great views of the area from the boat, but also fantastic views back out to sea from the coast track. The signs said our walk would take 4 hours, although we did it in about 3. There was immediately a big stint of walking uphill from Anchorage, so be prepared for that! Once that was out of the way, the terrain was not too difficult, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are some lovely beaches which you can stop off at on the way to break up the walk, all are easily accessible from the path. This is an absolute must do if you are coming to Abel Tasman!

2  Thank Peter B
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Completed the trail here in about 2 days. It was very busy including the campsites but amazing all the same. Timed the tidal crossings well but you still have to wade through water which I wasn't prepared for (was running and didn't want wet feet because of blisters).

2  Thank Charlotte12358
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

This is a must-do for anyone who loves beaches, boat cruises, waterfalls, views and walking / hiking trails. There are several places along the coast where you can be dropped off by a cruise boat or water taxi (you could even kayak from one of the starting points (some boats provide kayaks, also). You will need a full day, if you want to be dropped off at the furthest point (probably Awaroa Bay) and hike back along the track - less, if you want to have a more leisurely walk. Those who cannot do much hiking can stay on the boat for the return journey, or stop off at one or more of the beautiful beaches along the way and just relax.

2  Thank James K
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Caught a water taxi to Awaroa and over three days walked back to Sandy Bay in Mārahau. Completely surrounded my endemic and native flora and fauna the entire duration which was beautiful. The track also follows the coastline which meant you always had an amazing view of the water and might be lucky to spot New Zealand’s fur seals on the way. You will often get options to take a (low tide) route which means you arrive faster to your destination if timed properly. However, it is recommended to take high tide options as these present you with some beautiful scenery and "other options" ie Cleopatras pool. Each hut we slept (Bark Bay & Anchorage) was situated within there own inlets with golden beaches. Both huts were well kept, always had a warm fire to greet on arrival, and decent sleeping quarters. Friendly DOC ranger (Phil) is great to have a chat to, knows the area so well and works hard to maintain each site. More incline than what I expected however well worth the views once reaching the top, beautiful walk.

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