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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).

Amazing views, interesting and diverse tracks, nice huts.

Nice solid track the whole way and amazing views of the lakes. It even started snowing once we reached the hut!

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

switchbacks for days both up and down in the exposed sun. stellar views and well maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing walk!

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

Quite steep but beautiful walk. Plaque said 5 hours we did it in 4 with kids 10 and 12 year old with brakes.

Rewarding trek.

An exceedingly frustrating, awful and yet extremely gratifying experience. I named this trek "The Neverending Story" by the end of it as the challenges never seemed to stop. Well worth the effort to say you did it in my opinion, but plan ahead and be ready for a considerable challenge.

Such a good Great Walk catered to fit people who want to try something new. Just make sure you have really good shoes because the final decent on the first day is really steep and it can be very slippery if wet.

nature trips
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

very cool place. easy walk. Awesome rocks

3 months ago

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

5 months ago

Great hike, great scenery. looking forward to running it

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Beautiful view, muddy, slippery and steep for the last 20 minutes!

Awesome views but bloody tough climb. Definitely not moderate!

this is a very interesting loop. I would rate it on the high end of moderate versus hard. I started the loop going up the steepest portion first and came down the less steep and longer side.

while it is a consistently uphill slope, the trail is solid and winds it's way in and out of forested areas with excellent views of Lake Routiti. the last section is very steep.

you can rest at the shelter at the top before heading down again. the track down has some deep ruts and is mostly in the open without shade. The trail ends at the lower car park, not the upper car park, so you may have another 10 minutes of walking on the gravel road if you parked at the upper car park.

not as wonderful as all the hype! I took the aquataxi from Marahau to Barks Bay and then hiked back to Marahau. 15 miles later, I can tell you that the hike was mostly through the bush which is very thick and as such, very, very limited, to no, views of the ocean. so if you like the beauty of the bush, then you will love this coast track. if you want more views of the surrounding mountains and ocean, you will be disappointed! the hike was a combination of flat areas and some steep inclines.

Challenging. Switchbacks for days. Steep at the end. But well worth it! Make sure you do the last bit up to the ridge

The best part of this walk was leaving! The beach was extremely windy with a lot of blowing sand, a lot of broken shells on the beach and a lot of Driftwood on the beach from the recent cyclone. There really are no views other than looking at the water and the brush on shore and to want to complete a 7.5 mile hike with this view and these conditions is ridiculously absurd. we only walked 3 miles and that was enough. there are significantly better hikes to do versus the farewell spit hike so skip this if you have limited time or even if you have extra time and instead, go on to some other hikes.

7 months ago

a nice, easy short hike to see the amazingly clear water! yes, it is clear water and you can actually see the spring water bubbling out of the ground and creating a cloud of sand whirling around on the bottom of the river! nowhere else have I been able to see the actual spring water as it comes out of the ground. definitely work a visit and not far off the main road!

Horrid walk! Very windy, sand blowing, seaweed everywhere, lots of driftwood on the sand, large pieces of broken shells, views are uninteresting and fo not change. not worth the effort.

hiking
8 months ago

Note: This is the same trail as "Lake Rotoiti Lakehead Track." My photos include pics of the "Cascade Track" from Lakehead Hut to Angelus Hut (trail not listed on AllTrails).

Note: This is the same trail as "Lake Rotoroa Route." My photos include pics of the "Cascade Track" from Lakehead Hut to Angelus Hut (trail not listed on AllTrails).

Hiked this in end of February so nice weather ! Started in Anchorage and ended in Marahau, 12.4km. The beginning was very very steep and sun exposed. But the rest of the trail was level, and shaded. Lots of bees on the trail, not sure if a seasonal thing. Very pretty views, but would rate it as moderate not easy !

Definitely not “easy” if you are bringing a pack. Routeburn is listed as “hard” and is 10 miles less and the same total elevation gain. I personally prefer a steady gradual climb with a steady gradual decline (Routeburn) rather than 10-15 steep up and down climbs that Abel Tasman has. If you are bringing a large pack or have bad knees - be ready for a much more difficult hike than All Trails makes it out to be. Still an amazing hike though, and some incredible jungle to ocean views. Bring jandals or an extra pair of shoes though - because you’ll get your feet wet.

Beautiful view of the lake and surrounding mountain tops on the way up and at the top.

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