Important notice. Valid until further notice:
- Road access to Totaranui and Awaroa is open.
- Rubbish: Trampers are reminded there is a pack-in pack-out policy for rubbish along the Coast Track. All rubbish must be removed.
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About the Track
The Abel Tasman Coast Track, located in Abel Tasman National Park on South Island’s northern shores. The Coast Track is a Great Walk and extends for 54.4 km. All streams are bridged but there are tidal crossings which can only be crossed within a few hours either side of low tide. The track takes an average of three to five days to complete and can be walked from either end. There are huts and campsites where you can stay for a fee. Bookings are required. There is no charge for day walks. Visitors can walk into the park from the roadend carparks, catch water taxis to beaches along the track or kayak along the coast.
The nearest towns of Nelson, Motueka and Takaka have i-SITES, accommodation and shops catering for tramping and kayaking needs. Kaiteriteri has a petrol station, small grocery shop, accommodation and café. Marahau has accommodation, a shop and cafés. Takaka is the last place for petrol before Totaranui.
Abel Tasman Coast Track brochure (PDF, 2,058K)
Anchorage Hut is being removed from 6 May 2013 to make way for a new hut being built on the site.
There will be no hut accommodation at Anchorage until the new hut opens around 5 November 2013. Camping is available at Anchorage campsite or alternative hut accommodation is available at Bark Bay Hut, three to four hours' walk from Anchorage.