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My favorite view from a few kilometers in on the Abel Tasman Track

My favorite view from a few kilometers in on the Abel Tasman Track

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My favorite view from a few kilometers in on the Abel Tasman Track, Awaroa Bay, New Zealand

Anchorage, Abel Tasman Track

Torrent Bay Abel Tasman

It didn't take very long to get there and with plenty of daylight left, I dropped my pack off and hiked a few more kilometers up the trail to see some other ...

Torrent Bay, Abel Tasman Track

Abel Tasman National Park: golden beaches, tidal inlets and forest covered coastal ridges.

The Abel Tasman Coastal Track stretches along 60 kilometers of the serendipitously serene coastline that makes up the 700-acre Abel Tasman National Park.

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Overall Abel Tasman is a lovely track with few challenging hills, wide paths, and fantastic views. Many of the beaches start to look the same after awhile, ...

We were now going deeper into the Abel Tasman National Park, one bay at a time. There were tiny islets all along. Playful seals here, cormorants soaking in ...

Abel Tasman Cruise

That's probably how the people of New Zealand feel when others visit the Abel Tasman National Park. It's a gem of a place – and they know it.

Hiking Abel Tasman

Kayaks on beach.

Abel Tasman Coastal Track

The Abel Tasman track is a popular 60 km walkway along the coast that takes you through pleasant bush and alongside the bays giving you many opportunities ...

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Fun fact for you: New Zealand has 13 national parks covering more than 30,000 square kilometers (11,500+ square miles) of some of the best and most diverse ...

Cruise Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman Coast Track (Abel Tasman National Park) - 2019 All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand | ...

View to the beach. Abel Tasman Beach

Walking in the Abel Tasman National Park

... few of my favorite things… Abel Tasman has some of the most gorgeous beaches I've ever seen:

Abel Tasman

Camping on the beach.

(Note: if you are planning to hike the entire track, starting at Wainui adds 15.5km, 5 hours 15. You can also choose to start in Totoranui.)

Abel Tasman

Wainui Bay.

Walkers reading an interpretation panel.

Later in the evening, I had dinner on the beach with some of the other campers and we chit chatted until after sunset. After everyone else headed off to bed ...

The Abel Tasman Track in New Zealand ---CHECK CHECK (even with the children)

Cleopatras Pool

Exceptions were a few houses here and there. Houses, here inside the Abel Tasman National Park?

We bought our entry tickets to the Abel Tasman National Park here and got into the boat waiting to pick us up.

Additionally, our boat ride back to the base, with views of the glittering coastline, allowed us to marvel at the distance we had walked in those five days.

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Abel Tasman Short Walk Infographic

I took a walk alone along the beach at sunset and stumbled upon the only unsettling part of the evening. There was a carcass of a dead whale washed up on ...

When in Brasil I already found my love for hiking after doing a track for eight hours to reach the beautiful Lagoinha do Leste.

But even a day trip can pack quite a punch. Take a boat to the national park and choose walking, kayaking or just a relaxed time on the boat and the beach.

So, to coordinate this all smoothly, I took a week off between my jobs in Levin (North Island) and Oamaru (South Island) to make this walk possible!

Abel Tasman One Day Itinerary

Abel Tasman Coast Track locality map.

Torrent Bay has one of the bigger campsites in the Abel Tasman National Park. There are two routes going ahead from Torrent Bay.

Source: Department of Conservation, New Zealand

Split Apple Rock

In fact, becoming an Abel Tasman Warrior Princess was a lot easier than I had anticipated. At the Tourism Office in Takaka a few weeks before, ...

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Walkers on track.

But it grows fast and spreads rapidly, overpowering and eliminating the native trees of New Zealand. So, when the spread reaches beyond the sustainable ...

Track closure

The distance and time to reach there are also clearly indicated on these boards so you could decide whether or not to indulge in the diversion.

Walking in the Abel Tasman National Park

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All photos (866). Full view

All photos (866). Full view

It was indeed a perfect place to end our walk through the wilderness of the Abel Tasman National Park.

Interesting experience - Review of Aquapackers, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand - TripAdvisor

We only did a short walk from Apple Tree Bay to Anchorage. The walk is easy and is in the rainforest with a view of the turquoise sea.

Akersten Bay (see I told you there were a lot of bays!)

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Hiking down from Mt Wilson yesterday (Los Angeles in the background) #hiking #

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We went up to the bay of Totaranui. That's the farthest any commercial vehicle (boat) is allowed to go. Totaranui has road connectivity to the “outside ...

Didn't realise until afterwards that I had dirt on my forehead. Guess it makes me look more outdoorsy! Anyway pointing at our first stop 'Torrent Bay, 6 km' ...

Abel Tasman Our perfect lunchtime view

To see the sunrise behind Wanaka and the panorama from above: p r i c e l e s s!

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Image of people kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park with crystal clear waters and golden

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Because after completing the Abel Tasman Track, I felt I could die in peace. Or maybe I'd already died? It was so truly incomprehensibly ...

Track overview. 60 km

DOC information at the start of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, Totaranui

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DOC information at the start of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, Totaranui

Abel Tasman National Park near Nelson, New Zealand. "Sandy beaches AND towering peaks

Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park

First view of Bark Bay, Abel Tasman Coastal Track

Wilsons Abel Tasman

DOC track network map, Totaranui Camp grounds, Abel Tasman National Park

Views from the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

After a few minutes, we reached the point where we had to cross over to the other side of the Falls river – by crossing a swinging bridge built high up.

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To see the sunrise behind Wanaka and the panorama from above: p r i c e l e s s!

Abel Tasman visitor app

Earth Trekkers

You walk in the valley, over a couple of bridges, pass the river and get the most amazing view of Mount Cook until you reach the glacier lake.

Part of the new track between Awaroa Hut and Tonga Saddle, Abel Tasman Coastal Track

You walk in the valley, over a couple of bridges, pass the river and get the most amazing view of Mount Cook until you reach the glacier lake.

Starting the climb to Tonga Saddle on the new track section, Abel Tasman Coastal Track

First view of Onetahuti Bay from Tonga Saddle, Abel Tasman Coastal Track

Mount Cook Hiking In New Zealand

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Access to cliff side track section, Goat Bay, Abel Tasman Coastal Track

Switch-back tracks heading down to Goat Bay, Abel Tasman Coastal Track