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

2 days 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.

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.

This really shouldn’t be one of the Great Walks. It’s not so much of a hike as it is a stroll. It’s almost entirely flat, and the uphill sections are short and not steep. There is literally not a single part of this trail that’s demanding. I hiked days 1-3 (Aowara - Marahau) in under 6 hours. Also, it’s pretty busy and only rewards you very occasionally with views as most of the time the canopy hides everything.

There are much better hikes to do around here, whether you’re in it for the challenge or the views.

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!

Nice trail, a little busy south of totaranui.

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!

Nice hike! I'd start from the upper parking lot - the track up has lots of shade, which is nice for the uphill, and then you can do the downhill section in the full sun instead. Took us 3 hours including a lunch break - I'd say it's more moderate than hard!

1 month ago


1 month 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).

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.

3 months 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.

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.

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4 months ago

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

5 months ago

very cool place. easy walk. Awesome rocks

5 months ago

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

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