Explore independently the track between Marahau to Anchorage before heading home on a water taxi.
Highlights: Marahau causeway and estuary, views of Adele & Fishermans Islands, side trips to accessible beaches, Yellow Point, views over Anchorage from the saddle, The pou of Turangāpeke, option of a side trip to Te Puakatea Bay.
Discover clear streams, native bush and incredible views over the Astrolabe and Anchorage area as you spend a day walking.
Explore the many beaches in the southern Abel Tasman, take time for a bite to eat, rest or swim as you wander the southern section of the Abel Tasman Coastal track. This picturesque section of track offers multiple opportunities to stop and take in the awe inspiring scenery of the forest fringed coastline.
Before heading down to Anchorage take the time to take in the breathtaking view of the Anchorage. At the beach view the pou of Turangāpeke of Ngāti Rārua, his children were the original land owners of the Whakarewa lands in Motueka.
If time allows explore beautiful Pitt Head loop track, and wonder at the expansive views from Te Pukatea Bay right up to Tonga Island. Walk back to Anchorage and catch the late afternoon water taxi back to Marhau.
- We provide a map and a briefing outlining track highlights.
The Abel Tasman is part of New Zealand’s great walk network and this premier track is designed for all levels of fitness. An outline of the journey is below in the itinerary section. DoC’s full track brochure can be downloaded here.
A guided walk option is available, please contact us to discuss.
- Adult: $40
- Child (up to 14): $20
- Child (5 & under): $0
Day One8.15amCheck in.8.30amWalk from Marahau to Anchorage.
4 hrs, 12.4km
4.00pmWater taxi from Anchorage to Marahau.4.30pmArrive back in Marahau.
What to bringPlease bring personal water bottle, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimsuit, warm top (wool or fleece), wind jacket, walking shoes, cameras and any medication.
*Please note: These are an estimate of timings.