Abel Tasman Walks and Hikes

Browse Our Self-Guided Walking & Hiking Trips in the Abel Tasman National Park – operated by Abel Tasman AquaTaxi and Marahau Water Taxis.

The Abel Tasman is the only coastal national park in New Zealand which makes it highly accessible. There are an array of walks to choose from to experience NZ’s most popular park.

The Abel Tasman Coast Track can be enjoyed as a half-day, full-day or multi-day walking adventure. It’s well-formed, gently undulating track flows along the coastline and offers breathtaking views down to lush forest fringed golden-sand beaches and, numerous walks to choose from. The coastline is dotted with Department of Conservation campsites and huts, perfect for those on multi-day walks.

You can also combine your walk with a guided kayak tour. Browse the options below to get the best out of your Abel Tasman National Park visit.

Discover, Rejuvenate, and Connect:
Explore our Abel Tasman walks

Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the pristine beaches, encounter protected wildlife, and wander through lush forests on your unforgettable Abel Tasman walks experience. Begin your ideal Abel Tasman walking adventure by choosing from our range of walks below. Each walk includes water taxi fares for easy transport into and/or out of the Park. Whether you prefer a half-day exploration or a full-day escape into nature, we have an option for you. For added adventure, upgrade your Abel Tasman experience by choosing one of our guided kayak and walk packages. Enjoy!

Awaroa Inlet - Take a day trip in the Abel Tasman National Park. Totaranui day out.

Totaranui Day Out

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $86
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi from Totaranui to either Bark Bay or Onetahuti, walk to Awaroa before returning to Totaranui on your water taxi.
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Great for Families

Pitt Head Walk

Walking & Hiking | Half Day
from $96
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Anchorage to walk the Pitt Head Loop Track (1.5hr) round trip.
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Beaches & Bays

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $102
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Bark Bay, walk the scenic Abel Tasman Coast Track to Anchorage (3.5hrs).
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Falls River - Cruise & Walk | Abel Tasman - An Abel Tasman Day Trip

Falls River

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $102
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Torrent Bay, walk the scenic Abel Tasman Coast Track to Bark Bay (2.5hrs) crossing the Falls River Swingbridge.
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Bridge and Beach

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $103
Return water taxi and walk: Water taxi from Totaranui to Torrent Bay before walking through to Bark Bay. Water taxi back to Totaranui.
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Heart of the Park

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $106
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Torrent Bay, walk the scenic Abel Tasman Coast Track to Onetahuti (4hrs).
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Awaroa Escape

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $114
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Bark Bay or Onetahuti and then walk to Awaroa Bay (from Bark Bay 3hrs, Onetahuti 1hr).
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Abel Tasman Classic

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $130
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi the length of the Park to Totaranui and then back to Torrent Bay. Walk north to Bark Bay (2.5hrs).
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Slice of Paradise - enjoy an Abel Tasman water taxi ride and a walk in the park!

Slice of Paradise

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $130
Return water taxi and walking trip: Travel the length of the park to Totaranui and back to Onetahuti or Bark Bay then walk the picture-perfect bays.
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Full Day Adventure

Gourmet Platter

Guided Kayak & Walk | Full Day
from $230
Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track in the morning and kayak through the Astrolabe in the afternoon.
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Abel Tasman Day trip - Kayak and Walk - Falls River Swing Bridge

Paddle & Walk

Guided Kayak & Walk | Full Day
from $260
Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track in the morning and then see it all again from a completely different perspective – from the water as you kayak south again.
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Best of Both Worlds

Guided Kayak & Walk | Full Day
from $270
Guided kayak trip: Kayak in the Tonga Marine Reserve and then walk the most scenic section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track in one day!
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Ocean and Earth

Guided Kayak & Walk | 2 Days
from $304
Guided kayak trip: Combine the Magical Marine Reserve guided trip with a night at Anchorage and walk back to Marahau.
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Homeward Bound

Guided Kayak & Walk | 3 Days
from $332
Guided kayak trip: Explore the entire Abel Tasman Coast with the ultimate combo of water taxi rides, walking, guided and freedom kayaking.
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Abel Tasman Walks Map

Abel Tasman Track Map - Abel Tasman Walks - featuring Abel Tasman Coast Track Information Walk & Kayak times

Track information

Abel Tasman Track Distance: 60km

Abel Tasman Track Walk Time: 3 to 5 days (entire track)

Short walks:

Mārahau – Anchorage Hut3-4hrs12.4km
Anchorage Hut – Torrent Bay  
Low tide route20 min0.9km
High tide route1-1.5hrs4.4km
Torrent Bay – Bark Bay Hut2-3hrs7.8km
Bark Bay Hut – Onetahuti2hrs6.1km
Onetahuti – Awaroa Hut2.5hrs7.1km
Awaroa Hut – Tōtaranui2.5-3hrs7.1km
Tōtaranui – Whariwharangi Hut3.5hrs9.8 km
Whariwharangi Hut – Wainui Car Park2hrs5.7km

Highlights: Crystal clear water, golden sand beaches, lush native bush, New Zealand wildlife

Climate: Moderate, maritime with warm summers and cool winters. Learn more about Abel Tasman Seasons

What to bring: Visit our Abel Tasman Planning & Preparation guide

Where to stay: See our Abel Tasman Camping & Accommodation guide

Tidal Crossings:  Tide times at Awaroa Inlet must be checked carefully. The inlet may only be crossed within 1hr 30mins before and 2hrs after low tide so please make careful note of these times. Outside of these times the crossing is dangerous. There are other tidal crossings in the Park (Torrent Bay, Bark Bay) but all have alternate high tide routes. You can check the Abel Tasman tides here and check the weather in the Abel Tasman here

Locals Tip

Local Abel Tasman expert - Brendan Alborn - Experience the best Abel Tasman walking and hiking trips

“Being a keen runner means I often use water taxis from Marahau to get me up into the Park, but when I’m with the family we pick a package with a walk duration that keeps everyone happy! Beaches & Bays is my go to walking trip!”

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