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Able Tasman Coast Track

Listed under Walking in North Island, New Zealand.

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The natural beauty and drama of the Abel Tasman National Park is the backdrop of several famous multi-day walking tracks, the 51 km Able Tasman Coast Track being one of them. Estuaries, islands, rugged cliffs, ancient forest and crenulated coastlines of bays and coves give walkers a lot to look at. Your sense of adventure will also be piqued by the excitement of having to ford streams and tight, flooded coves.

The Abel Tasman National Park is known for its bird life and walkers can expect to see and be serenaded by bellbirds, fantails and tui to name a few. As well as exploring the park on your feet it is also a good idea to bring a snorkel and get your face wet to meet all the locals, feathered (penguins), furred (seals) and finned.

It takes between three and five days to walk the route which begins in Marahau and finishes in Wainui, alternatively you can walk part of the track and get a water taxi or kayak along the coast. You can camp or stay in huts.

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