With a National Park on the doorstep, getting out into the native bushland and walking is a must-do activity. There are plenty of walks in the area and expect to see native birds like Tui, Kereru, South Island Robin, Bellbird and Fantails. Along the coastline, look for fur seals, shags, Little Blue penguins and dolphins.
Popular walks in Abel Tasman National Park:
- Wainui Falls is an easy walk, 1 hour 20 min return
- Harwoods Hole Track leads to Harwoods Hole, the deepest vertical shaft in New Zealand, 1h 30 min return
- There are several short and medium walks at Totaranui.
- Walking sections of the Abel Tasman Coast Track (link to page) is an excellent half-day walk option.
- For a longer walk, with greater fitness level, try a tramp at Gibbs Hill.
- The Inland Track offers an overnight trip staying in a DOC hut.
Pick up a map of walks in the area from Lodge reception or ask us about the best walks – we are locals and can recommend a walk to match your schedule and fitness level.
Ask us about guided walking options in the area – book through us to receive a free drink voucher for The Beached Whale bar.