36 photos to inspire you to hike the Abel Tasman Track

The Abel Tasman Track is one of the most popular Great Walks of New Zealand and having now hiked it ourselves, it's easy to see why. Stunning beaches, beautiful forests, freshwater pools and endless sunshine made this one of the best hikes we've ever done.

If that hasn't persuaded you to go, then hopefully our photos will! 

If you'd like to know more about our experience hiking the track you can read it here. We also have a practical guide on everything you need to know to hike this track. 

Day 1: Marahau to Anchorage

The start of the Abel Tasman Track

The start of the Abel Tasman Track

Apple Tree Bay from above

The view of Apple Tree Bay

The view on top of the hill before Anchorage

So many amazing tree ferns on this track

Stillwell Beach

The sandstone track before Anchorage

The beach at Anchorage

 

The trail onto Bark Bay

The beach at Torrent Bay, sting rays were swimming just off shore

The beautiful Torrent Bay

This view of Torrent Bay reminded us of The Whitsundays in Australia 

Torrent Bay

One of the many suspension bridges on the Abel Tasman Track

Late afternoon light on the track

 

Day 2: Bark Bay - Awaroa

Early morning at Bark Bay

The bridge on the high tide track at Bark Bay

Bark Bay

Early morning on the track, walking to the sound of bird song

 The incredible Onetahuti Bay

The incredible Onetahuti Bay

Onetahuti Bay, time for a paddle

Oystercatchers on Onetahuti Bay

 

Day 3: Awaroa - Totaranui

Not your average washing line at Awaroa Inlet

 Crossing the Awaroa Inlet 

Crossing the Awaroa Inlet 

Crossing the Awaroa Inlet at low tide

 Awaroa Inlet

Awaroa Inlet

Goat Bay

Goat Bay, the track crosses so many wonderful beaches 

Sail boat out making the most of the beautiful weather 

 

Day 4: Gibbs Hill Track

Wainui Bay from the Gibbs Hill Track

Wainui Bay from the Gibbs Hill Track

The Gibbs Hill Track

Gibbs Hill Track

 

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