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Reviewed 1 March 2019 via mobile

This hike just keeps on giving!

We did Marahau to Apple Tree Bay and we were taken aback by the beauty of the scenery. It’s not a challenging hike but so worth doing as it is simply gorgeous.

Well worth building into your trip to Abel Tasman. Stunning

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 26 February 2019

After doing the Routeburn Track, this was like a pleasant stroll! Granted, we did not do the entire track. Where we were staying in Awaroa, we did a round trip to Tonga Bay one day. On another day, we took the sea shuttle north to Totaranui and walked back to Awaroa. In both cases, especially with the section from Totaranui to Awaroa, you have to pay close attention to the tides. The track itself features a walk through beautiful vegetation with frequent views of the water. In fact, there are great opportunities to walk along the beach or just “jump in”! Make it a point to also look down to marvel at the assortment of beautiful shells along the beaches. On the Totaranui trail, it might help to have a clear trail map or take note of trail markers that go into the woods, as its tempting to just keep walking along the beach, especially at low tide.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 February 2019

The scenery during this hike was absolutely spectacular. I was lucky to have beautiful weather as well but the scenery was like nothing I have ever seen. Loved the actual walk as well. Very well marked and easy to follow. Met some wonderful people along the way.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 20 February 2019

I grew up in Nelson, camping at Totaranui, so always wanted to do this track as I love the area. The track is AMAZING. The actual walk is pretty easy, a few hills but nothing daunting and the track is wide and well kept. Everywhere there are gorgeous views of golden beaches & blue sea. Most beaches are accessible from the track so you can enjoy a swim or two along the way! I did the 3 day Glamping option with Abel Tasman Guides, where they transport your luggage and provide all the meals-splendid! The track is well used as a lot of people get a water taxi to a particular Bay then walk to the next Bay & taxi out. This means its a busy track but its so cool that its so accessible to so people of all abilities.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

After a tough Canadian winter I was lucky enough to get away with some friends for a trip to NZ. With work full throttle my prep time for the trip was just about zero including researching and prepping for a two day tramp in Abel Tasman. Smart stuff we did: packed super light including food. Not so smart was forgoing a small sleeping bag for a small sleeping bag liner. The temp dipped significantly and our hut went from toasty warm to chilly. I also didn’t pack a spare battery or charging cable. Dumb! The tramp itself was a bit tougher than I expected but we really booked it for two days. Figuring the tides and making the low tide crossing into Anchorage would have been the smarter and more fun way to go. After about 20 km the extra 4 or 5 km on the high tide track kind of sucked! The track was amazing. The scenery life altering and the folks we met fun, interesting and cool. This is a no miss tramp whether you are overnight or just walking into the park for the day. Just awesome. And with some common sense prep vs. winging it, all would be perfect. Love it.

Date of experience: February 2019
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