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Anchorage Bay to Awaroa Inlet (Low Tide Option)

Hiking trail · South Island
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A lovely day of walking over golden sands, through beech forest and over the Tonga Saddle.

moderate
16.3 km
4:30 h
428 m
421 m

Today you will be walking over the Torrent Bay estuary. This is a lovely day, often considered the best part of the track with the regenerating beech forest undispersed with those amazing golden sand beaches that the Abel Tasman is famous for.

Walk over the Falls River on a very impressive suspension bridge, before winding your way along the track through verdant coastal forest. Walk over the golden sands of Bark Bay, before heading inland over a small peninsula and over the Tonga Saddle and Quarry. It’s a short walk from here to Onetahuti Bay which is one of the longest beaches on the Abel Tasman Track. Cross a boardwalk and finish your day in Awaroa Inlet, with its pristine beaches.

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Author
Sally Thompson
Updated: November 26, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
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Highest point
145 m
Lowest point
-1 m
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These maps are designed to be used to help you follow the track. However you can also follow the way markers along the way.

You may also use the QR code to download the GPS tracks onto the Macs Adventure Smartphone App (please see your information pack for more details on how to use the app).

Using these elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Start

Anchorage Bay (7 m)
Coordinates:
DD
-40.956190, 173.054600
DMS
40°57'22.3"S 173°03'16.6"E
UTM
59H 672914 5464073
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Destination

Awaroa Inlet

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Coordinates

DD
-40.956190, 173.054600
DMS
40°57'22.3"S 173°03'16.6"E
UTM
59H 672914 5464073
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
428 m
Descent
421 m
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