Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Nelson-Tasman with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

That was a wonderful trail. Did it on Dec 06 with perfect weather conditions. A sunny day! I walked until Anchorage which was definitely worth it. So beautiful when you look down there. Abel Tasman Coast Track is an awesome trail. Next time the entire trail. :)

Track is closed ar about half way due to maintenance till 20/12/19

Awaroa to Medlands beach

spectacular ! make sure the weather is great and not too windy, a little bit snow actually

hiking
snow
13 days ago

Definitely worth it ! after the Mt Arthur Hut, the view is amazing until the summit ! a little bit snow on the last 300 meters

hiking
muddy
rocky
13 days ago

Such a great trail. Amazing when its lightly raining, running or hiking is great. Visit the little coves along the way for some spectacular beaches.

Amazing hike with beautiful views and interesting track. The trail is closed from the skinner lookout to the beach so the goat track will be the alternative adding some km and elevation. Highly recommended.

walking
1 month ago

Really really cool spot. A bit of wild growth in a big fractured limestone rise. Walk goes through dense growth of palms, ferns, and trees and takes you through large cracks in the rock and by very interesting shaped rocks. Includes a viewpoint which was just wonderful during golden hour. Definitely worth a visit, only takes about 20-30 minutes to do the whole walk.

Lovely trail, we took the Gibbs Hill route on the way to the last hut which was nice!

Beautiful hike. The scenic views are mean

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing, one of my favorites. consider skipping the forest part and definitely the last downhill part.

hiking
off trail
2 months ago

Pretty easy multi-day walk with some of the most spectacular beaches you’ll ever see. The variety of colors throughout the sand, water, and forest was just mind-blowing. The only downside about the walk is that you’ll see many private baches and day trippers which gives less of the “away from society” feeling that other great walks would. However, I still think the views make this walk well worth it.

Nice trail, well marked. Beautiful views.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutly beautiful trail, very easy. Really liked walking on the bridges above the water. The spring itself is so pretty and water was so clear, great stop.

hiking
closed
2 months ago

Be careful walkaway is closed due lambing season 01.08 - 07.10

Loved it!

mountain biking
muddy
off trail
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

a must do

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

Great hike with rewarding views at the highest point, not too loose underfoot and has a good variety of terrain between swampy birch Forrest to grassland like areas. If you can’t take about 300-400m of a bit of prickle bush scratching your lower legs I’d suggest wearing long pants.

hiking
3 months ago

This is not a public walkaway!!! Private land

Park up at the entrance to the Marsden Valley, there is a small car park by the river/bridge. For a better walk, best to park another group members car at the Brook Campaite, or visitor centre for the Brook Sanctuary, and therefore you avoid a long walk back to town at the end. Also, best to walk from Marsden Valley to Brook as the Brook section is extremely steep and would not want to do this going uphill. Then you’ll wind your way up until you meet a 4x4 track which steadily rises for about 3km until it opens up to a plateau with a view over Tasman Bay and Tasman District. Then there is a bit more uphill at a moderate gradient before reaching a paragliding area which is a short walk off the main route, and has expansive views. Well worth the short detour. Onwards and through a gorse area before entering a beech tree section which has one decent uphill section but is mainly flat other than this. Finally you descend to the Brook Campsite and runs down the fence of a pest free reserve, this is a very steep downhill tramp over about 3km. Your toes will feel this by the end. Once you finally cross the bridge and end up in the campsite and entrance to the Brook Sanctuary, there is a long flat walk back to town. Best to park some cars at the campsite or in The Brook to start with rather than have to walk another 5km to Nelson City.

Hiked one leg of this walk from Marahau to Anchorage Bay. Night before, we stayed the night at Barn Backpackers (highly recommend!), which is literally right on the trailhead. Got an early start at around 6:30 am and hiked at a fairly quick pace. The trail is extremely well marked and maintained and great for all levels. Took the detour to Cleopatra’s Pools, which was beautiful but too cold this time of year for a swim. Arrived at Anchorage Bay at about 11:15 am and took a water taxi at 11:45 am back to Marahau. Be sure to make a reservation with a water taxi company in advance. A beautiful day of hiking with gorgeous coastal views. Can’t wait to come back and do the entire walk, but love that the water taxis allow for doing this Great Walk in bits and pieces.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with a well maintained track by DoC, challenging on the way up and fairly steady on the way down. Hiked early September with snow still present and had to stop the hike probably 250m from the peak due to not having the correct footwear and the risk of falling being too high. Very enjoyable hike overall would 100% go again!

A great, family friendly trail that is well maintained. Despite the huts being full each night, we rarely saw others along the trail. Lots of picturesque views which make great photos. Be sure to also take the opportunity to go slightly off-trail and explore the beautiful, deserted, tiny beaches along the way - these are sign-posted from the main trail - the sand, shells & rock formations are unlike those found elsewhere in N.Z. The huts are very warm - we were there mid winter & the log burners were very effective. If we were to do it again, I'd pack a small traveller's pegless clothesline (all 28 people staying at the Anchorage & Bark Bay huts needing to dry wet clothes exceeded the amount of available space on the airer hanging above the log burner) & some light jandals for quickly ducking out of the huts to the bathrooms without having to pull boots on again.

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