Explore the most popular Nature Trips 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.

beautiful walk done with residual snow! so nice!

Short walk down to a beautiful little beach. A great place to take the family for the day with a picnic.

Great walk, easy for all ages.

A stunning walk!

A challenging climb, but worth the effort

A lovely easy beautiful walk at the beginning of the Abel Tasman National Park.

A beautiful walk though lovely Beech forests. Easy to do in a morning, picnic in one of the little beach coves and catch the boat back.

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snow
24 days ago

cool and easy walk. various scape. impressive falls.

awsome walk to "Sentinel hill". hard ascent but amazing view. fast trail to the top. no need to walk hours and hours to get the chance to be at the top of the hill.

easy and nice view. to do at beginning of low tide to get the best sea scape and beach walking.

beautiful. take care when it's windy. vue is fantastic. cool to walk with cow and sheep. easy trail ended on the beach. take care to the tide, hard to go on the beach with dry feet. must take out our shoes

very easy part. we did it at the end of an other trail. 2 lions chilling on the beach and nice sunset.

excellent and easy. lions and other animals, birds and amazing l'an and seascape

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27 days ago

wouahhhh. alone in the spectacular canyons. check the roots and the fantail bird amazing

Starting from anchorage (arrived by taxiboat in the morning) it's a nice trail to marahau. one way walk. pizza at the end

very easy, ideal for children. Do not miss: superb place.

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27 days ago

very easy and short track. perfect to warm up. clear water, dancing sand, bridges and flat walking area. 30' walk made on 20' with à 5 years old kid.

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28 days ago

easy trail. nice to start with the water race track. cold at the beginning, it's sunny and more ware at the end (we did in may).

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muddy
29 days ago

Like all the others said, this is not an easy track! Lots of climbing, come prepared and bring water. the cave is amazing and worth the climb.

Such a nice day hike! I would agree with other users in that it is more on the upper side of moderate rather than hard. It took us 2 hours and 40 on the actual track, not including lunch. We went another 2-3 km on the Roberts Ridge route, which I would definitely recommend! That gave us some extra views with a cool walk along the ridge. It can get really windy on that part though!! Definitely would suggest the pinchgut track first, the ascent through switchbacks was tough but not extreme, and it’s pretty quick. We got up to the top in an hour and a half and we are in moderate fitness. We got really lucky with the weather for late April, about 23 degrees with a full sun. It made for a great day with a nice hour and 10 min decline from the ridge track cutoff (we were really quick at that point though lol). 10/10 would recommend for some good lake and ridge views !!!!

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1 month ago

this is a lovely coastal walk that offers great views of the coast, a mixture of vegetation pungas and manuka and wildlife tui, fan tails, Australasian gannets and seals! we are a fit couple and found the walk easy going it is generally steady with well maintained wide smooth paths with short meandering ascents to views of the bays. there is a bit of a short rocky scramble (100meters) to separation point itself which requires some careful foot placement and a bit of agility. Mutton Cove also has a section on the beach which again involves a rocky scramble and requires careful footing. overall it is a decent walk for a day which you can do at a steady pace with stops at the beaches and viewpoints requiring just a few hours but you could take it leisurely and stretch it out.

Difficult trail with quite a few switchbacks - the roots of trees you have to navigate your way around on the trails can be especially slick after rain. All that to say, the climb is unbelievably worth it! Second the prior recommendations for pushing past Parachute Rocks to the top - the views of the Saint Arnaud Ranges on the other side of the range and the mountain lakes are outstanding and well worth the extra 15-20 minutes of (albeit steep) climbing. Couldn't recommend this hike enough!

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1 month ago

Getting to Medlands Beach (just south of Bark Bay) requires you to setup a boat tour with one of the companies operating in and around the park, or the towns around Nelson. The track between Medlands Beach and Torrent Bay is pretty busy, but after that it clears up (between Torrent and Anchorage). The entire trail is pretty flat with a few ups and downs, and is very well maintained. That coupled with the beautiful coastal scenery makes this a great walk. Check the tide schedule before going - if the tide is out you can walk through an estuary to get from Torrent Bay to Anchorage. The high tide (which this route takes) is awesome to - make sure to bring a towel and bathing suit/stuff to swim in for Cleopatra’s Pool

amazing trail ! Enjoy and don't forget to take some beers at the top ;)

Splendid trail with gorgeous but !! But you need to be sure footed, and to have good weather. I arrived from mount Cedric trail and went down on that trail with crazy winds all along the ridge. I sometimes had to lie down not to fall. The path is really well indicated.

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muddy
1 month ago

Really nice hike through forest, moutains and lakes. I stayed in Lakehead hut, upper travers Hut, Blue lake Hut and Sabine Hut (amazing sunset on the lake). it's an easy path if you do the classic trail as there is not so much elevation appart from the saddle. A side trip to blue lake is really nice to add and to Angelus hut as well ( you have to book the hut in advance if you want to stay up there overnight). I took the mount Cedric trail and then the Robert Ridge : it has absolutely incredible views but be prepared to have a really steep trail to glum (1400m up for only 7km). And you want good weather. I had such strong winds on the Robert Ridge that I literally had to lie down a few times. Also I would recommend staying in coldwater instead of lakehead as the hut has a nicer view :) bad you can see eels in the water

great hike ,pinchgut is the best way up

Very nice walk. Cleopatras pool was pretty crowded when we got there (around midday) so would recommend to go there early. 6hours total with some great beaches along the way to chill. Bring a swim suit ! If you don’t want to do the full walk you can get a boat return from anchorage bay.

by far my favourite hike in nz. diverse views and terrain and not as busy as the nz great walks.

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