Abel Tasman National Park

The stunning Abel Tasman Photo taken by: Emily Gillingham (Flying Kiwi Traveller)

2 DAY FREEDOM HIKE: Abel Tasman National Park

2 DAY FREEDOM HIKE: Abel Tasman National Park

This 2 day hiking adventure starts with an 8:30am pickup from our camp at the entrance to the Abel Tasman down to the Aqua Taxi base. 

Leaving from Marahau on board Aqua Taxi enjoy a scenic one hour ride exploring the coastline north to Onetahuti Bay where one of the longest beaches in the Abel Tasman stretches before you.

Start your hike south following the well kept coastal track which will take you through native bush, across golden sand beaches and tidal lagoons until you reach Anchorage. The two tidal lagoons at Bark Bay and again at Torrent Bay can be crossed 2 hours either side of low tide or follow the all-tide track around the edge of the estuary. 

Stay overnight in Anchorage before walking back to Marahau and our campsite on the second day. There is no rush to get back so enjoy your day by exploring the many bays or take a refreshing swim along the way. Bliss! 

There is no carrying your own bags with this trip, your bag will get delivered by water taxi to Anchorage on day 1 and picked up on day 2 and taken back to our campsite in Marahau!

walking times

Day 1: Onetahuti to Anchorage (high tide) 17.9km 5 - 6.5hrs
Day 2: Anchorage to Marahau 12.4km 3 - 4hrs


Day 1:   Onetahuti to Anchorage (low tide) 14.8km   4.5 - 5.5hrs
Day 2: Anchorage to Marahau 12.4km 3 - 4hrs

inclusions & cost

  • One way water taxi from Marahau to Onetahuti
  • Day 1 - your bag will be left in Anchorage for you awaiting your arrival
  • Day 2 - your bag will be collected from Anchorage and delivered to our camp at Marahau for you awaiting your arrival
  • Anchorage hut fees OR campsite fees (if camping a tent & sleeping mat will be provided)
  • Gas cooker, billy, pot, plate, mug & eating utensils
  • $130 NZD

what you need to bring

  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast 

you can do this activity on the following tours

Ultimate Explorer
Total Aotearoa
Reverse Traverse
Summer Blast
Wild West

cancellation conditions

More than 10 days before you are due to start the Abel Tasman walk 30%
Less than 10 days before you are due to start the Abel Tasman walk 100%
Transfer fee (to another passenger on your tour) $25.00