Top Things to see and do in Abel Tasman National Park
Sea Kayaking is super popular in the national park!
You can rent a kayak from Kaiteriteri Kayaks, take a half day guided kayaking tour to the famous Split Apple Rock, take the Sea Shuttle to the heart of the park and kayak back, spend two day kayaking, walking and sailing…
Walk the Abel Tasman Coast Track
The Abel Tasman Coast Track, which suits most ages and most levels of fitness, is 51 kilometres long and most people can walk it in 3–5 days with plenty of time to explore. It is accessible at several points.
Many summer holiday makers choose to walk only short sections of the track and may use boat services from Kaiteriteri and Marahau to return to their starting point.
Take a cruise into the park and see it all from the comfort of your boat
You can stop off at one of the beaches for a picnic or swim or walk a section of the park and rejoin your Sea Shuttle later on in the day for a cruise ride home.
Falls River Bridge
An impressive 47 m suspension bridge which crosses the Falls River. It is located on the track between Bark Bay and Torrent Bay.
A beautiful waterfall hidden in amongst stunning bush. The river, while cold, is also a good spot to cool off. Cascade Falls is located about 1.5 hours walk from Torrent Bay. This is one of the more difficult tracks as it is quite steep in parts, but it is definitely worth the hike! Set out from Torrent Bay on the high tide track to Anchorage and follow the signs – the turnoff to Cascade Falls is approximately 15 minutes from the Torrent Bay campsite.
Swim at Cleopatra’s Pool
Between Torrent Bay and Anchorage in Abel Tasman National Park, you will find this beautiful rock pool complete with a natural, moss-lined waterslide! It’s about one hour walk from either Torrent Bay or Anchorage. If you follow the high tide track between these two places,you’ll reach the turn-off to experience this natural pool fit for a queen.
View the seals at Tonga Island Marine Reserve
Tonga Island Marine Reserve is the third marine reserve to be created alongside a national park in the Abel Tasman area. This is a great place to go and view wild life, especially the seals.
Scuba dive in the Abel Tasman
There are several options for you from absolute beginner to the advanced.
View the park from the air while flying a stunt plane with an instructor.