Introduction

Learn about fees, bookings and conditions associated with booking the Abel Tasman Coast Track.
  • Fees listed on this page apply until 30 June 2024.
  • Fees for 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 are changing – see Great Walks pricing for details.

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.

Bookings

Bookings for the 2024/25 season open at 9.30 am on 30 May 2024.  

Be prepared before bookings open for the 2024/25 season

This year we have combined our Great Walks and huts and campsites booking systems. You only need a single account to book the Great Walks and all other accommodation.

If you don’t already have an account on the existing huts and campsites booking system you will need to create a new log in and account at https://bookings.doc.govt.nz/Web/.

Huts and campsites must be booked in advance year round. Book the Abel Tasman Coast Track online

Check the tide timetables before you book. You can only cross Awaroa Inlet in daylight, and within 1 hour 30 minutes before and 2 hours after low tide. Make sure your trip plan will fit this.

We also recommend checking transport times before booking, if you plan to use a shuttle or water taxi. Find shuttle services and water taxis for the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

If you don’t have a valid booking for your stay, you may be charged a penalty, or turned away if the hut/campsite is full.

Note: you can only book each hut/campsite for a maximum of two nights (1 October – 30 April) or five nights (1 May to 30 September). Tōtaranui Campsite can only be booked for one night all year.

Book online

We are combining our Great Walks and huts and campsites booking systems.

Book online for stays up to 30 June 2024

Book online for stays from 1 July 2024

  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.

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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