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


Abel Tasman Coast Track brochure (PDF, 7,604K) - includes map and profile
Note: This brochure doesn't contain pricing for the October 2018 to April 2019 season. See latest fees

Abel Tasman Coast Track walking guide (PDF, 916K)

Abel Tasman Coast Track trip information sheet and detailed map (PDF, 1,769K)


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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