How long does it take to walk the Abel Tasman track?

How long does it take to walk the Abel Tasman track?

3-5 days
Huts and/or campsites on the track – the walk takes 3-5 days to complete. Transport to/from the start/end of the track or mid-points along the track – the walk is one-way with track ends approximately 60 km apart.

Is the Abel Tasman walk easy?

Abel Tasman Track Overview It’s also the easiest of all the Great Walks we’ve done so far (if you don’t combine days). There’s not much elevation to climb and the days can be pretty short if you do the five day version, giving you more time to relax at the beach or head out on a kayak.

Can you walk the Abel Tasman in sneakers?

This track is regarded as an ‘easy’ track and can be done in running shoes (trainers, sneakers etc) without having to use specialised hiking boots.

What is the best way to walk the Abel Tasman?

A popular way to walk the majority of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track in 3 days is to go from Totaranui to Marahau, or the other way around, with nights at Onetahuti and The Anchorage.

Can you walk the Abel Tasman in 3 days?

The 3 Day Abel Tasman Guided Walk in New Zealand is ideal for people who are short on time, and want to walk the length of the 38 km Abel Tasman Coastal Track, one of the Great Walks of New Zealand, including a scenic cruise along the coastline.

How many nights is Abel Tasman walk?

three nights
three nights, four days is the standard for those staying in huts and is generallyfrom Marahau to Totaranui and is generally Marahau to Anchorage. overnight. Anchorage to Bark Bay, overnight, Bark bay to Awaroa, overnight.

How do you do Abel Tasman in 3 days?


  1. Day 1: Marahau – Anchorage. Approx 4 hours walking – 12.4kms. The trip begins when we pick you up from your accommodation in the Nelson area and transport you to Marahau.
  2. Day 2: Anchorage – Awaroa Inlet. Approx. 6-7 hours walking – 18.8kms.
  3. Day 3: Awaroa Inlet – Totaranui and water taxi return to Marahau. Approx.

Is Abel Tasman hard?

Try this 41.3-mile point-to-point trail near Takaka, Nelson-Tasman. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 19 h 40 min to complete. This is a very popular area for backpacking, birding, and camping, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring.

How many km is the Abel Tasman walk?

60 km

Abel Tasman Coast Track
Length 60 km (37 mi)
Location Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Designation New Zealand Great Walk
Trailheads Mārahau, Wainui Bay

Where does the Abel Tasman walk start?

The walk begins near the beautiful beach town of Kaiteriteri, home to a number of accommodation options. There’s so much to do in the Abel Tasman National Park that it pays to stay a few days more either before or after your walk.

Is Abel Tasman track flat?

Difficulty & Elevation of the Abel Tasman Track When compared to the other Great Walks this is a flat hike.

Is there cell phone coverage on the Abel Tasman track?

There are areas with no cell coverage, and areas with good cell coverage on the Abel Tasman. For instance at Totaranui you cant get cell coverage at the campsite, but if you go up the hill you can get coverage, or sometimes at the end of the launching ramp with your phone in the air gets you coverage.

What to see and do in Abel Tasman?

Introduce the children to the magical experience of kayaking the Abel Tasman with Kahu Kayaks Family Cruiser trip.

  • A walk for all ages with stunning views and a golden beach or two included.
  • Take a short drive towards nearby Golden Bay and on the way visit Ngārua Caves and see the extinct bones of the extinct moa and other underground sites.
  • What is Abel Tasman famous for?

    After you’ve tackled Tākaka Hill’s 257 corners to get to Golden Bay, Abel Tasman Drive will be a doddle, especially at first. As you leave Tākaka behind, heading for the coast, you’ll relish some long, straight stretches before you get to the

    Did Abel Tasman have a car?

    The Abel Tasman National Park is also easily accessible by road from anywhere in the South Island. If you’re coming from the North Island you’ll need to catch the car ferry from Wellington. For travellers without their own transport, bus services are available from Nelson and Motueka each day.

    Did Abel Tasman Travel Alone?

    You would be forgiven for making that mistake. The Abel Tasman Coastal Track is on many a bucket list, and is especially popular with families looking for something everyone can join in on. I walked this track with friends about 17 years ago, lugging all our food and gear (yes, including a tent) in blisteringly hot weather.