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Best camping trails in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

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Explore the most popular camping trails in Abel Tasman National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of camping trails in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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#1 - Abel Tasman Great Walk: Takapou to Marahau
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 33.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
The easiest and most popular of the Great Walks, this hike still provides a challenge that is well worth it. There are no peaks on this hike but there is still a lot of elevation gain, and with a pack, this hike will still be challenging. The months of February and April are slightly quieter than the busiest periods, yet still offer an ideal temperature to be on the coast. The hike is well travelled and has signage but can be muddy at times. You will need to consult a tide chart as Onetahuti beach and Awaroa estuary are only passable at low tide. Allow 5 days to hike this trail. This trail can be traversed in either direction. Great Walks huts have bunk beds (being a sleeping bag), heaters, and bathroom facilities (no hot water). You will need to provide your own bedding, and all cooking supplies and stoves. You should also bring a headland to be safe. There are no showers. New Zealand rate ƒ$38 (1 October – 30 April) per adult per night; 17 years and under free (booking required).ƒ $32 (1 May – 30 September) per adult per night; 17 years and under free (booking required). International rate ƒ $75 (1 October – 30 April) per person per night for all ages (booking required). ƒ $32 (1 May – 30 September) per adult per night; 17 years and under free (booking required). Great Walks campsites have toilets, water, and picnic areas. New Zealand rate $15 per adult per night; 17 years and under free (booking required). International rate ƒ$30 (1 October – 30 April) per person per night for all ages (booking required). ƒ $15 (1 May – 30 September) per adult per night, 17 years and under free (booking required).Show more
#2 - Yellow Point via Abel Tasman Coastal Track
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 2 m
Great trail. Amazing when its lightly raining. Running or hiking is great. Visit the little coves along the way for some spectacular beaches.Show more
#3 - Gibbs Hill Inland Track and Coast Track
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 7 h 42 m
#4 - Separation Point Trail
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 25 m
#5 - Holyoaks Clearing Shelter and Akserson Bay Loop
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 15 mi • Est. 8 h 30 m
#6 - Observation Beach via Abel Tasman Coastal Track
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 6 h
#7 - Harwoods Hole Track
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
There is an 11 kilometer narrow dirt road drive to get to the trailhead. This easy walk takes you through native bush with limestone rocks on either side of the track. You will walk to the deepest vertical shaft in New Zealand, a now dry sinkhole. Since there are no barriers on around the shaft, this walk is not safe not young children. Show more
#8 - Mount Evans via Moa Park and Gold Creek Track Loop
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
This trek to Mount Evans bring you up Moa Park Track to Wainui Saddle and then to Moa Park Shelter (rustic hut with no amenities or beds). You will then continue up to Mount Evans and then back into the bush following the Gold Creek Loop.Show more
#9 - Wainui Hut
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m