The Abel Tasman Inland Track is a beautiful 41.1 km tramping route in the Abel Tasman National Park in the Tasman region of New Zealand’s South Island.
Boasting an abundance of wildlife, trek through untouched native forest and wind through scrubland to reach spectacular views of the coast from rocky ridges on this long-distance track that connects Marahau to Wainui Bay.
This route can be walked in either direction and for trampers looking to make it a circuit, you can walk back via the Abel Tasman Coast Track. Huts and campsites are available but many must be booked in advance or work on a first come first serve basis. The hut facilities are basic and include bunks, toilets, and basic cooking facilities. Campsites are a slightly cheaper alternative and offer basic amenities including toilets. Check availability and book online before you go if necessary.
A challenging but rewarding multi-day route that traverses the Abel Tasman National Park, generally trampers start from the south in Marahau and walk north due to the benched track making it more of a steady climb.
The trailhead starts at the Marahau carpark and ends at the Wainui carpark, whilst during the high season there are buses that provide transport to Marahau, Tōtaranui, Pigeon Saddle and Wainui. Water taxis are also available to provide transport from Kaiteriteri and Marahau provide access to Tōtaranui.
Generally, the region has is mild, temperate weather but trampers should always be prepared with extra warm clothes and water/windproof layers year-round and equipped with a first aid such as antihistamines if allergic to stings as wasps are hazardous particularly from December to April.
Water sources can be found along the Inland Track, but Giardia has been found in places so it is advised to boil, chemical treat or filter water if in doubt.
Based on our data, the trail is graded as medium/hard
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This trail can be completed in approx. 3 days.
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