Explore the most popular Walking 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.

hiking
18 days ago

We only did the Southernmost 2.5 miles of this trail. The trail follows the river and is fairly easy on this section but that's mostly because the water was so low we had no crossings to worry about. My guess is that with rain it would be a very different experience. There is an interesting old gold mining shaft near the start.

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike along the bluffs above Wharariki Beach. I'm not sure I would rate this as easy as there are a number of conditions (wind especially) you might have to deal with and the trail can be steep; although exposures are pretty limited.

hiking
no shade
scramble
26 days ago

Not too difficult, a lot if exposure. Great views along the way and at the peak. Scramble to summer summit.

hiking
no shade
scramble
26 days ago

Not too difficult, a lot if exposure. Great views along the way and at the peak. Scramble to summer summit.

hiking
blowdown
26 days ago

Extreme wind, getting sandblasted during parts of it

Beautiful hike, mostly through trees, most of the time no sun exposures, nevertheless breathtaking views. Can be a bit cool with the south wind.
Well maintained paths, accessible even with sneeckers or sandals, though I wouldn't recommend it

The trail was not well marked. We were on our way to observation Bay but the signs were unclear as to where it was. We walked down to Anchorage then walked back up to the trail and started to ask people if they had seen the turn off. They said they did, so that kept us going.
Other than that, it’s an easy trail.

Incredibily diverse if you use the high tide trail. Sand, jungle-like forest, shore, stone - everything's included.
Recommend thick, non slippery footwear.

Very easier path to access to the waterfall. If you like waterfall it is a good one, but not the best one. It’s possible to swim at the bottom inside the pool, the water is so clear.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Don’t let the short distance fool you, there is a lot of elevation and some quite steep parts to the trail, as well as a few obstacles. All that a side, it’s a great climb, if you are of average fitness and agility you will be fine. There’s lots of shaded areas to hide away from the sun. The cave itself is spectacular and well worth the climb. The walk/climb itself is brilliant fun. Crossing over a dried up river bed, using branches and footholds in stone and mud to get around/over obstacles.

Well worth a visit.

hiking
2 months ago

A decent trail to do if you are in the area, I wouldn’t go out of my way to go there though. A nice easy walk (perfect if you have small or younger children, the spring is nice. Sheltered from the sun.

There are better walks in the area. Has a great swimming hole near the start, and provides assess to rock climbing.

Great walk. Don't bother with the loop, just do the water race part.

Don't bother with the loop. Just do there and back on the water race part.

Worth the climb to see the cave.

Trail starts off fairly easy. You cross a dry river bed and then follow it for a while. And then your climb begins. Be prepared for some slick rocks and possibly mud. I had to use my hands a few times to help myself up/down the trail. Lots of elevation gain in a short distance! Bring water and don’t be fooled by the people in flip flops! Also...lots of flies that taunt you the whole time. At least they don’t bite! The cave is pretty amazing. It can be slick going to the platform so be careful! Enjoy!

Easy trail and the largest freshwater spring is pretty neat! You can see right to the bottom. Saw ducks too! We did the “short loop”, although I never saw where there was a longer one.

Easy trail and the largest freshwater spring is pretty neat! You can see right to the bottom. Saw ducks too!

beautiful walk. kids love the little bridges. Won't do the entire loop track again though.

great walk. kids handle it well.

Nice easy walk, cool waterfall to check out!

3 months ago

So pretty !

We hiked the Abel Tasman Coast Track to Coquille Bay and back. We started on the Coast Track car park which has bathrooms and a cafe. The trail is very well labeled with signs that tell you how many meters and minutes to each point of interest. We knew we didn’t want to go too far so we picked Coquille Bay which the sign said was 50 minutes out. We arrived there at a leisurely pace with many photo stops in exactly 50 minutes. Would highly recommend the Coast Track for novices or intense trampers (you can go 60km over multiple days).

Go early in the morning at low tide. There's so much to explore. Watch out for seals in caves, I almost tripped over one that was chillin'. We also watched a baby seal that was playing in a low tide pool while mother was out doing her thing. Great experience.

very wonderfull view

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing walk!

Beautiful track, went out to Apple Tree Bay was fantastic, track is easy and well maintained.

nature trips
6 months ago

Beautiful scenery, short easy walk. Would go again to show people who haven’t been before.

7 months ago

very cool place. easy walk. Awesome rocks

7 months ago

absolutely stunning, A must do walk if your in the area.

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