Introduction

Learn about fees, bookings and conditions associated with booking the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Fees are charged per person, per night to stay in huts and campsites on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. There are no fees to complete a day walk on the track or for entry into the Abel Tasman National Park.

Pay your fees by booking the huts and/or campsites before you start the track.

Hut fees

1 October – 30 April

New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand:

  • Adult (18+ years): $42 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $56 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $32 per person, per night

1 May – 30 June, and September

All visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $32 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

1 July – 31 August

All visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $26 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Campsite fees

1 October – 30 April

New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand:

  • Adult (18+ years): $16 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): Free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $24 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $12 person, per night

1 May – 30 September

For all visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $16 person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): Free

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Discounts

Discounts for Great Walks are not available online. If you belong to a group or organisation that is entitled to a discount we will need to see proof of your membership.

To receive your discount, you must email your organisation's membership card, showing your name, membership number and expiry date, to bookings@doc.govt.nz or go to a DOC visitor centre in person. Visitor centre staff will make your booking for you and apply your discount. No booking fee will be charged.

If you make your booking online yourself, you must contact bookings@doc.govt.nz or a DOC visitor centre within 48 hours of making the booking to receive your discount. Discounts cannot be retrospectively applied to bookings after this time.

Bookings

Huts and campsites must be booked in advance year round. Visitors arriving without a valid booking, or staying at a hut or campsite other than the one named on their ticket, will be charged a penalty fee or may be asked to leave the park.

Book the Abel Tasman Coast Track online

What to book

Before you start walking the Abel Tasman Coast Track, you need to book: 

  • Huts and/or campsites on the track – the walk takes 3-5 days to complete
  • Transport to/from the start/end of the track or mid-points along the track – the walk is one-way with track ends approximately 60 km apart

How to book 

Bookings open. Campsites: Good availability | Huts: Availability in October/November and from March 2022

  1. Decide how much of the track you want to walk and what direction you want to walk in – shuttles service the northern end of the track at Wainui, and water taxis run between Kaiteriteri and Marahau at the southern end of the track to the main beaches of Anchorage, Torrent Bay, Bark Bay Onetahuti, Awaroa and Tōtaranui.

  2. Decide what huts or campsites you want to stay at. Consider:
  3. Decide the date you want to stay at each hut/campsite. Note there is a maximum number of nights you can stay at each:
    • 1 October - 30 April: maximum 2 nights (except Tōtaranui campsite which is a maximum of 1 night all year)
    • 1 May - 30 September: maximum 5 nights (except Tōtaranui campsite which is a maximum of 1 night all year)

  4. Check availability of huts and campsites on the dates you want to stay. If there is no space in one of the huts/campsites you want to stay at, consider:
    • Starting your walk on a different date
    • Re-arranging your walk to use a different combination of huts/campsites

  5. Check the availability of transport services on your desired dates.

  6. Book huts/campsites.
    • Book online, or
    • Contact a DOC visitor centre or local iSITE for personal assistance.
    • Note:
    • Bookings are required for children and/or youth even though it's free for them to stay.
    • If you're booking campsites, you'll need to know the number of people in your group as well as the number of tent sites required.
  7. Book transport to/from the start/end of the track with a transport operator. Find shuttle services and water taxis for the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Terms and conditions

Read the booking terms and conditions (scroll to the bottom to find the Terms and Conditions link) for general information, age ranges, prices, discounts, penalty rates and the alterations and cancellations policy. Bookings not meeting the terms and conditions will be treated as invalid and cancelled.

Booking on behalf of others

Guided groups: To operate a commercial activity in an area managed by DOC, you need to apply for a concession (an official permit), in addition to any bookings you would need to make. Read more about concessions 

To make multiple bookings for facilities/services on behalf of customers, you must obtain permission or an agent agreement from DOC. To do this, email: agents@doc.govt.nz 

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