Torrent bay is synonymous with summer and the vistas of the abel tasman national park. Its getting a bit cool to be swimming in mid april, but we actually visit the abel tasman more frequently in winter. Webcams awaroa project janszoon abel tasman national park. Wilsons beachfront lodges abel tasman national park. Jan 02, 20 2010 01 abel tasman walkway 10 km nieuw zeeland tasman national park marahou watertaxi to splitapple tonga island furseals tonga bay walking to torrent bay reef heron bark bay falls river. Abel tasman belleview is an inspirational holiday accommodation offering breathtaking views of the tasman bay, only 1200m from the sea. This is new zealands top national park in the south island.
The small town of marahau has the most popular entrance to the park while totaranui is the other entrance or exit depending on which direction you take. It was established in 1942, exactly 300 years after abel tasman, the dutch explorer anchored here. Sitting on the sandy beach at anchorage bay in abel tasman national park, looking out at the tasman sea abel tasman golden sand davidj december 19, 20 may 2, 2020 abel tasman photos, beaches 0. Abel tasman, a dutch explorer, was the first european to visit new zealand, and he anchored in golden bay on 18 december 1642. Best months for a visit with pleasant weather and fewer hikers are november, march, and april. But then te pukatea, little tonga and watering cove are my favourite beaches along with many others. Since we can visit any time thats easy but for a day trip i suggest you go further into the abel tasman national park and bark bay to torrent is one.
Torrent bay lodge and meadowbank homestead awaroa provide the only lodgestyle accommodation right on the beach within the park boundaries, ideally spaced to explore the coast between marahau and totaranui. Abel tasman is new zealands smallest but most popular national park and home to some of the most uncrowded and unspoilt beaches in new zealand. Belleview is one of the closest accommodations to the abel tasman national park. Doc operates 4 huts and 18 campsites along the abel. Tracks to the campsite abel tasman coast track located in abel tasman national park. Between bark and awaroa bay youll find an endless array of sealife settled in to their home in the tonga island marine reserve, a place where no one is allowed.
You can choose to turn your abel tasman experience into a multisport journey by staying the night in anchorage after the canyoning trip to carry on exploring the park on foot or by sea kayak the next day. Vista cruise transport, all food and guided activity options with wilsons abel tasman. This is a very detailed account of our day hike in abel tasman. This can be crossed 2 hours either side of low tide, under normal conditions. In fact, if a local tells you in a lofty tone they heading up the bay for the weekend then they will invariably be talking about torrent bay. Richmond to abel tasman national park 6 ways to travel via. There is a high tide track around the estuary note this gives access to cleopatras pool awaroa inlet. Orca in torrent bay, abel tasman national park youtube.
Abel tasman national park is an idyllic sea kayaking region with a number of kayaking companies that run guided tours from marahau, kaiteriteri and golden bay. Be sure to hire your sea kayak before you go into abel tasman national park. Experience the best of the park with a combined aqua taxi and walk or kayak package. Abel tasman canyons torrent river canyoning adventure.
Water taxi from totaranui to marahau for a brief look around before returning to totaranui by water taxi. The heart of the park, torrent bay abel tasman national park. Kaiteriteri recreation reserve camping ground is the event base for the abel tasman coastal classic, where registration and the prizegiving dinner function will be held. Click here to see torrent bay abel tasmans tide chart for the week. Most of the first day is spent walking through lush coastal forest. Torrent bay lodge accommodation in nelson tasman, new. Day 5 torrent bay to motueka nelson total walking time approx. The torrent bay lodge experience torrent bay lodge has comfortable doubletwin ensuite rooms, each named after ships that featured in the nautical history of the abel tasman coast. Optional crossings at rakauroa torrent bay and bark bay. The standard torrent river trip starts and finishes in marahau and includes water taxi rides to and from anchorage.
Rent a holiday accomodation for short and long term stay on bookabach. The views between torrent bay and bark bay are postcard perfect. Torrent bay village t o r r e n t ri v er m a r a h u r i v e r anchorage marahau wainui car park to awapoto hut 12 bunks track a c k t r a n d n l i falls river track l a d t r cleopatras pool i n a c k to castle rock hut 8 bunks 0 kilometres 2 medlands beach a ls riv er abel tasman coast track trip information sheet note. Torrent bay was named by french explorer dumont durville during his. To access wifi in the park, search for wifi on your device when you are in the villages and follow the instructions for project janszoon internet access. The ultimate day hike in abel tasman national park, new. It takes 3 5 days to complete and is considered as one of the countrys top walks. Situated beside a tidal estuary, the torrent bay village campsite is five minutes from a scheduled water taxi stop.
This post was originally published in may 2017 and was updated in november 2019 after i did another day hike which i need to tell you about. Scheduled sailings depart daily and are a popular way to experience the abel tasman coastal track. As you can see on the tide chart, the highest tide of 3. Catch a morning water taxi through the astrolabe roadstead into torrent bay. He encountered the native maori people there, who attacked the foreign intruders. When abel tasman national park was formed in 1942, the village was not included in the park, so remains as a. Abel tasman national park new zealand holiday homes. Torrent bay to bark bay medlands bay abel tasman national park. At low tide you can walk across it, to and from anchorage. In this spirit our sauvignon blanc captures the fresh and clean flavours of gooseberries, currants, capsicum and hints of lime. Abel tasman national park coastal walk point 20 coordinates. The abel tasman national park is new zealands smallest and you will be immersed in scenic splendour during your 4 days of walking here. The tide is currently rising in torrent bay abel tasman. Abel tasman national park coastal walk full walk details.
The entire abel tasman national park coastal track takes anywhere from three to five days to complete, but what if i told you that you could see some of the parks best beaches, tracts of exotic forest and viewpoints on a day hike. Abel tasman national park things to see and do nelson. Directly across from anchorage is torrent bay with the largest concentration of privately owned beach houses, or baches to locals, in the park. The abel tasman has a wide variety of accommodation options from luxury lodges to basic campsites, and even a unique floating backpacker lodge. Its a civilised place to stay, far away from the hustle and bustle of town. All of these options need to be booked in advance so you will need to plan your trip before you set out. The park is named after abel tasman, who in 1642 became the first european explorer to view new zealand. Click here to see torrent bay abel tasman s tide chart for the week. Abel tasman is a hikers paradise with several stages. Torrent bay was named by french explorer dumont durville during his exploration and mapping of this area of new zealand in 1827. Abel tasman coast track, trip information sheet, 10apr2012. Torrent bay is the most populated bay, and one of the few places where there are privately owned holiday homes.
Youll be treated to spectacular views when walking the section of the abel tasman coastal track between bark and torrent bay. A viewing platform shortly up the track offers stunning views over the bay and is the place where the pou whenua of hohaia rangiauru watches over the land. Davidj december 19, 20 may 3, 2020 abel tasman photos, sea 0 click on photo to download or view full screen image. One way abel tasman boat experiences abel tasman aqua taxi. Abel tasman national park holiday homes, accommodation. One day in abel tasman national park earth trekkers. Rakauroa torrent bay is a bay in abel tasman national park, new zealand torrent bay was named by french explorer dumont durville during his exploration and mapping of this area of new zealand in 1827. Abel tasman coast track is the name of the great walk that winds along the beautiful coastal region of the national park for a total of 60 kilometres. Accommodation at abel tasman national park, new zealand in torrent bay, fernbank holiday homes are comfortable, peaceful and spacious. View of torrent bay from pitt head in new zealands abel tasman national park. Abel tasman national park is new zealands smallest park.
Often several hundred daytrippers visit the park for a hike between awaroa and marahau. Abel tasman national park accommodation new zealand at. Tasman sailed on up the west coast of the north island, avoiding further contact with native new zealanders. Marahau water taxis is the only water transport company operating in the abel tasman to have its own general store, camping ground, sea. Refreshingly dry it is to be enjoyed with your favourite summer food. Motueka is the nearest large town which makes a good base before and after the walk. Hike the entire abel tasman coastal track or just one or two parts to get an idea of this beautiful subtropical paradise of white golden beaches, turquoise blue crystalclear sea, and a lush coastal native bush with huge fern trees. Nestled amongst tranquil hillside native bush at the edge of the abel tasman national park, abel tasman belleview overlooks the golden sands of the bay and the coastal paradise of the park.
Find all the transport options for your trip from richmond to abel tasman national park right here. Abel tasman national park accommodation self catering holiday homes, houses, baches, beach houses, vacation rentals, cabins, cottages, chalets and more. Project janszoon provides payperuse internet access on private land at torrent bay and awaroa villages. Walk the scenic route to bark bay and cross the beautiful falls river swingbridge.
Richmond to abel tasman national park 6 ways to travel. Abel tasman national park walk torrent bay to bark bay. Torrent bay is just north of anchorage and has a large tidal lagoon. Rome2rio makes travelling from richmond to abel tasman national park easy. Perfect place to get away from it all, the small township of torrent bay has around 40 permanent dwellings most of which.
Rome2rio is a doortodoor travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. Stop for lunch at a protected golden beach with views to adele. No need for you to give up modern comforts to enjoy the tranquillity of abel tasman national park after day visitors have left. Webcams awaroa anchorage astrolabe torrent bay awaroa awaroa keeping an eye on the peoples beach is easy with our webcam capturing images across awaroa inlet. Walkin or boatin to this campsite on the torrent bay estuary to bark bay section of the abel tasman coast track. Cruise by water taxi to torrent bay abel tasman national park. Abel tasman national park coastal walk full walk details we arrived by water taxi at awaroa bay and walked to torrent bay which was 15.
Torrent bay abel tasman tide times, tides forecast. One of only 2 beachfront lodges within the boundaries of abel tasman national park. Marahau water taxis provides water transportation services in the abel tasman national park, all year round. The 47m suspension bridge over falls river offers unparalleled views over the green and turquoise hues of the water that lies beneath, whilst the shady forest canopy provides the perfect place for an overnight stay at. Abel tasman app project janszoon abel tasman national park. Torrent bay lodge has comfortable doubletwin ensuite rooms, each named after ships that featured in the nautical history of the abel tasman coast. This is also a great place for kayaking, exploring the wide, empty beaches, and walking on trails amidst a rainforest.
Falls river torrent bay abel tasman abel tasman aqua taxi. Relax and enjoy the beachside character of torrent bay lodge. Located on the northern coastline of the south island, abel tasman is home to one of new zealands multiday walking tracks, aptly named the abel tasman coast track. Abel tasman n ation l p rk gre a tw lk hu great walk campsite s c en iamps t shelter toilet car park compulsory low tide crossing at awaroa inlet. Day 1 bark bay campsite to torrent bay village campsite abel tasman track 7 km from bark bay set out towards torrent bay village keeping the ocean views on the left hand side. Its a lovely day trip from nelson to drive over, walk from marahau to appletree, enjoy the beach, and walk back. The abel tasman track hiking abel tasman national park. Abel tasman is one of the most popular national parks in new zealand. The 10 best hotels in abel tasman national park for 2020.
Discover 170 holiday homes to book online for your abel tasman national park, tasman holiday. Torrent bay lodge accommodation in nelson tasman, new zealand. There are some low tide crossings along the abel tasman coast track. Torrent bay wines, fine wines of motueka, new zealand. It is also an easy walk compared to other new zealand walks because it doesnt venture up hill very often and sticks close to the coast and includes most of the beaches too. Abel tasman national park best time to visit top tips. Torrent bay abel tasman tide times, tides forecast, fishing. Top 50 abel tasman national park holiday homes bookabach. Situated on the roof of wilsons abel tasmans meadowbank. Come stride into paradise 33km trail run from awaroa to marahau along the renowned abel tasman national park.
The abel tasman national park is host to one of the nine great walks in new zealand, which happen to be the most popular hikes in the country. Orca in torrent bay, abel tasman national park we had sat out a storm on a mooring in anchorage, first time ever i had heard the weather forecaster describe conditions, to be precise the sea state. Rakauroa torrent bay is a bay in abel tasman national park, new zealand. Well graded final section of track with spectacular views across tasman bay to nelson and the marlborough sounds. You need several days to complete the entire journey. If youd rather be independent, you can rent sea kayaks and stay at campsites, huts or lodges within the park. Situated on the roof of wilsons abel tasmans meadowbank homestead the camera looks across the. Apr 03, 2019 abel tasman national park is new zealands smallest park.670 533 972 214 408 753 949 1220 325 815 79 1215 267 1355 1029 1048 213 584 667 786 1100 1052 894 217 61 844 778 788 1454 9 1580 674 655 1559 693 619 229 1154 1309 1108 8 857 728 72