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Golden beaches, crystal clear waters, caves and lush coastal forest, this gentle walk offers multiple scenic treats.


  • Stop along the way to swim, kayak or snorkel by the seals and penguins at Tonga Island Marine Reserve, one of DOC's Coastal Gems.

  • Swim at Cleopatras Pool, a natural rock pool with a moss-lined waterslide.

  • Choose from 4 huts and 18 campsites - many right by the beach.

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Track overview

60 km

Walking and tramping

3 - 5 days Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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