Te Pukatea Bay
Image: Darryl Wilson ©


Blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and lush coastal native bush, the Abel Tasman Coast Track has it all.


All drone use must be authorised by DOC

A concession is required to fly a drone on any public conservation land - apply to fly recreationally or commercially.

  • Visit golden sand beaches.

  • Discover Cleopatra's Pool -  natural rock pool with a moss-lined waterslide.

  • Admire the beautiful inlet to Falls River as you walk across a 47 m suspension bridge.

  • Keep an eye out for fur seals/kekeno.

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2018/2019 bookings

Bookings for trips from 1 July 2018 will open on Monday 18 June at 9:30 am.

Create a user account on our new booking system so you’re ready to make a booking when bookings open. If you’ve had an account before, you’ll need to create a new account on our system.

To make a booking for dates before 30 June 2018, contact the local DOC Visitor Centre.

International visitors - check new prices.



Track overview

60 km

Walking and tramping

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

Dog access

No dogs


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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