The most internationally acclaimed of New Zealand’s 9 Great Walks, the Abel Tasman Coastal Track can be safely enjoyed by people with no previous wilderness experience. It is also on the ‘must do list’ for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
With Department of Conservation huts and campsites dotted along the Track at regular intervals, and excellent access by water taxi, the Coastal Track is equally suited to multi-day hiking adventures as it is to day trips.
The Coastal Track is 60 km (37 mi) long, stretching from Marahau in the south to Wainui in the north. The track is well formed and is maintained to a high standard. The terrain is undulating but there is no point higher than 200 metres (650 feet) making it accessible to people of just about every fitness level. The Abel Tasman also has a great range of side-tracks and a more remote inland track for people looking for some more rugged terrain or a backcountry adventure.