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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.

The best track I did if we are talking about beach sand and blue water ! A must do

Nice views on the mountains near by

Lovely to have a hut by the water near the end of the hike. Nice swimming. Beautiful changing scenery each day. Not very difficult terrain.

Beautiful springs. Easy walk.

Simply gorgeous! every beach is a dream and the camping is pretty good in most places. Kayaked part of it and hiked out the rest (towards takaka). Lots of tidal estuary crossings.

Spectacular views!! This is not for the faint of heart. You must be sure-footed and in shape as there are parts of the trail/ridge that is very steep on either side. Lots of bouldering. We went back down via Speargrass. Remember you must have tickets to stay at all the huts in NZ. You must get them BEFORE you plan on hiking or else it might be sold out. Also, a note to tourists- you're in NZ now 1) please be polite and respectful to others you're a guest here and should act accordingly 2) take your trash with you, don't litter on the trail or in the huts.

Most of this hike is very flat and is complemented by stunning views of the ocean. It can be both hiked or kayaked. It is well-traveled but not congested. Also, you can take a ferry back from certain points along the trail back to the start if you don't want to complete the whole trail.

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9 months ago

Super easy and short relaxing walk with a nice view over the lake. The terminal face of Tasman black glacier is visible although quite far away. Big park nearby. Interesting partial view of Mount Cook. Family-friendly walk.

Did part on a kayak, hiked a bit too. One of my favorites I've done.

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