Abel Tasman National Park Walks

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Here’s our pick of the best walks & hiking tracks in Abel Tasman National Park

Beautiful beaches, clear water, giant ferns, stunning views from high on the hills, 47m suspension bridge, fur seals, and a lovely climate make Abel Tasman National Park the idea place for a great walk. Because Abel Tasman includes one of New Zealand’s 10 great walks, the track quality and whole experience is excellent. You can walk as little as you like or up to 5 days to complete the whole coastal track. Bring your swim gear, it’s fantastic in summer. Take a water taxi to the start of the track, walk for a day or up to 5 staying in huts or cabins along the way.

Abel Tasman Coast Track

We did a 5 hour, 15 k  walk along the Abel Tasman Coast Track, organised by ourselves. We had to book a return water taxi that dropped us off at Awaroa Bay and picked us up again at Torrent Bay. This is the best way to do a one day walk on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. You can read our full walk description here.

Guided walking

You could do a half day guided walking tour in Abel Tasman National park with a local guide.

Kayaking around Abel Tasman

If you really want to see Abel Tasman at it’s best, kayak around. This lets you explore the tiny coves and beaches that make the area so special. You’ll paddle alongside fur seals and experience secluded beaches you can’t get to by walking.

Sailing around Abel Tasman

Get the best of both worlds, do a full day comb and sail around Abel Tasman then walk through native bush and soft sandy beaches. This lets you explore Abel Tasman in comfort.

List of all walks in Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Coast Track - in Abel Tasman National Park - View at the start of the walk Abel TasmanSouth Island

Abel Tasman Coast Track

15.70 kms • 5 Hours 30 Minutes • Easy • Abel Tasman

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Jucy Rentals are definitely the cheapest with a really big range of camper-vans. If you’re looking for a van you can stand up in or with a bit more room then try MightyBritz and Maui are very popular, they cater for small and really big campers.

Find accommodation near your hike

I always use Booking.com instead of Airbnb for all my accommodation now. It works out cheaper, they don’t have those extra “Service Fees” or extra “cleaning fees”. Looks cheap until you get to pay. Plus Booking.com have a lot of holiday homes now, pretty much the same selection as Airbnb. You won’t miss out on the range.