The Abel Tasman National Park

Golden beaches, turquoise-blue sea and walking tracks for every age.

About the Park

Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and the world-famous Abel Tasman Coastal Track. With a mild climate, it is an ideal place to visit at any time of the year. As New Zealand’s smallest national park at 22,530 hectares, it boasts some of New Zealand’s most pristine coastline with golden sand, turquoise-blue water and green lush New Zealand bush.

The Abel Tasman Coastal Track

The Abel Tasman Coast Track is a popular 60 kilometres (37 mi) walking track within the Abel Tasman National Park. It’s one of New Zealand’s Great Walks and the most easily accessible, extending from Mārahau in the south to Wainui in the north, with many side-tracks.

Our local water taxi service provides an easy way to access different sections of the park. Leaving from Mārahau regularly each morning and early afternoon.

Another great way to enjoy the National Park and its magnificent coastline is via the world class kayaking you can experience.

Some of our Favourite Walks

Three of our favourite walks are:

  • Bark Bay to Anchorage – pretty Falls River swing bridge to walk across plus some stunning bays and views.
  • Torrent Bay to Onetahuti – Also includes the Falls River swing bridge plus a visit to Tonga Quarry and the occasional seal encounter.
  • Walk the stunning Pitt Head loop from Anchorage Bay. Great for families or those who want a shorter walk.

There are many different walk options, so chat with us before you make your decision. We can offer you a local’s guide to what will suit you.

There are so many adventures to be had around the park and the region. Check out our Things To Do section for some of the best reasons to linger for a while in the Abel Tasman and at the Abel Tasman Lodge.

Free booking & information service

Let us take away any holiday hassle.

Use our local knowledge of the Abel Tasman National Park to help tailor and book your activities at no extra charge.

What’s more, if you book ahead, you don’t need to pay for any activity until you arrive.