Abel Tasman Coast Track: Takapou to Marahau

MODERATE 20 reviews

Abel Tasman Coast Track: Takapou to Marahau is a 50.9 kilometer heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Takapou, Tasman Region, New Zealand that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
50.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,624 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

beach

views

wildlife

bugs

The easiest and most popular of the Great Walks, there are no peaks, climbs or high passes to cross on this hike. The months of February and April are slightly quieter than the busiest periods, yet still offer an ideal temperature to be on the coast.

4 months ago

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.

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5 months ago

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 !

hiking
6 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

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