The northern end of Bark Bay is the beginning of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve which stretches north to Awaroa.

After crossing the Falls River Swingbridge, one of the Park’s icons, is Bark Bay which features the next DoC hut when travelling from the south. There is one private bach at the southern end of the beach and the campsite sits on a narrow, tree lined strip of land with the beach on one side and a tidal estuary on the other.

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Explore Bark Bay

    Best of Both Worlds

    Full Day

    Guided kayak trip: Kayak in the Tonga Marine Reserve and then walk most the scenic section of the Coastal Track in one day!

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      Paddle and Walk

      Full Day

      Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Coastal 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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        Gourmet Platter

        Full Day

        Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Coastal Track in the morning and kayak through the Astrolabe in the afternoon.

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          Bridge and Beach

          Full Day

          Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi from Totaranui to Torrent Bay before walking through to Bark Bay. Water taxi back to Totaranui.

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            3 Day Freedom

            3 days

            Freedom kayak rental: Paddle at your own pace for three unforgettable days exploring the southern and middle areas of the Abel Tasman.

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              Freedom Totaranui

              3 days

              Freedom kayaking package: Paddle from Marahau to Onetahuti over two days and then walk through to Totaranui on your third day.

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                Freedom Tonga

                2 days

                Freedom kayaking package: Paddle from Marahau to Onetahuti over two days spending the night at a beachside camp of your choice.

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                  Falls River

                  Full Day

                  Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Torrent Bay, walk the scenic Coastal Track to Bark Bay (2.5hrs) crossing the Falls River Swingbridge.

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                    Awaroa Escape

                    Full Day

                    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

                      Full Day

                      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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                        Totaranui Day Out

                        Full Day

                        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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                          Bark Bay Deal

                          Full Day

                          One way water taxi + return bus to/from Nelson: Bus from Nelson, water taxi to Bark Bay and walk back to Marahau to catch your return bus to Nelson.

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                            Abel Tasman Adventure

                            2 days

                            Water taxi and accommodation package: Day 1: Water taxi to Onetahuti, walk to Anchorage (6hrs), overnight onboard Aquapackers. Day 2 walk from Anchorage to Marahau (3.5hrs).

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                              Homeward Bound

                              3 days

                              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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                                Gone With the Wind

                                2 days

                                Guided kayak trip: Combine the Magical Marine Reserve guided trip with a night at Anchorage and a freedom kayak leg back to Marahau.

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