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Totaranui to Awaroa to Tonga Quarry

My wife and I walked the Track as part of a 16-person walking tour group. We stayed at Awaroa... read more

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Andrew W
New Jersey
Truly stunning

Great area for tramping and camping. Favourite spot is Nark Bay. There is a hut located there as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darwin, Australia
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Harvey Road, Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9339
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Reviewed today

My wife and I walked the Track as part of a 16-person walking tour group. We stayed at Awaroa Lodge, which we accessed via the Sea Shuttle. The first afternoon we walked from Awaroa to Tonga Quarry and back. The next day we took the...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area for tramping and camping. Favourite spot is Nark Bay. There is a hut located there as well as great camping facilities. Water taxi in or tramp, either way is great. I would suggest doing both, so tramp or taxi in or out just...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Abel Tasman Coast track is magnificent. Aided by spectacular sunny days, we enjoyed three days hiking this track. To make it even better, we carried day packs only, had our bags transferred by water taxi and stayed in comfortable accommodation allowing us to enjoy...More

Thank TravellerFaye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked the entire 60km over Labour Weekend. Bussed from Nelson to Marahau with Scenic NZ and return from Wainui carpark to Nelson with Golden Bay Coach lines. Others teampers we net did the Inland walk via Gibbs Hill from Whariwharangi to Totaranui and caught a...More

Thank Antarisha
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The coastal track is beautiful and pretty easy to walk. There are minimal hills making it perfect for a gentle stroll. There are compost toilets along the track, but make sure you bring water with you. I would recommend day trippers get a water taxi...More

2  Thank FBNelson
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Only had time for a day walk but would love to come back to do the full length properly. Scenery is truly stunning, some great beaches and a very well prepared/marked track as well as lots of other short walks and day walks off the...More

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

the track is flat and wide. I've seen women with massive prams, and wheelcheers wobble there way down it quiet easily. If you are into walking, and want a challenge, the coastal track will be a bore for you, I would head inland up to...More

3  Thank ellaharris612
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I walked this track in late February on a glorious summers day. The track was in reasonably good condition considering the number of tourists we passed going both ways on the track. Being able to access a number of beaches to cool off in the...More

2  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I think all tracks in New Zealand are very well-kept compared to the ones in Hawaii. I wish I had more time to explore more of the tracks here but I’m glad we chose this one. There were amazing views and we also got to...More

1  Thank Joni O
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We loved walking this track, filled with such beauty. You can’t beat it on a nice day, take a day to really explore this properly.

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16 May 2018|
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Response from locosfc | Reviewed this property |
did not see any wasps when we did the walk
29 June 2017|
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Response from rowanh231 | Reviewed this property |
Hi jpkmckenn, to be honest I am not sure, however I would think the area is pretty safe regardless, you would be recommended to not leave any valuables out though. If you are getting to the start of the track with an... More
10 May 2017|
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Response from KaritaneMartin | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants on the track other than Awaroa. Every beach is fabulous though my favourite is Te Pukatea. Aim to do walks of around 3 hours. Sea kayaking is a good option.