Thursday, 18 April 2019

Abel Tasman Track

Last Friday we walked the Abel Tasman Track in the North of the South Island of New Zealand. We were dropped of by a boat at the end in Totaranui. We walked first an hour loop further West as we had plenty of time. The rest of the walk was only 2 more hours. We had to wait for a barge who brought us to Awaroa as it was high tight.

Awaroa Bay has a gorgeous beach and I owe a handful of sand of it. The beach was bought by the people of New Zealand for all to enjoy so it wouldn't fall into private hands.
We stayed the night in a lodge and the next day we walked 6 hours resting on beautiful beaches.
It was not easy as there is lots of up and down walking on hills between the Bays

On the last day we walked the high tight walk around Torrent Bay than down to Anchora Bay and from there the long way to Marahau. I can't walk for a while though having a big blood blister but it was worth it as it was most enjoyable and beautiful.

We walked along the coast line from Totaranui to Marahau

Split Apple Rock

Clear blue water

Medlands beach

Anchorage Bay

Lots of Wekas on the track, beautiful bush and beaches


  1. Hi Marja - it looks totally beautiful ... just stunning sea and landscape ... weather looks perfect too ... fantastic photos - thank you! Cheers Hilary

  2. Stunning sights! But then we all know New Zeeland is Paradise on earth.
    I've noticed on the map that most names are Maori names; that's nice, after all it's the Maori people's God given land. Europeans living in places outside Europe tend to forget or to ignore the fact of God-given land. When God created the world He gave every race and ethnicity a territory. Sadly, people have always violated this rule by migration and wars.

  3. Wat een mooie natuur hebben jullie daar toch, prachtige tocht en veel gelopen. Jammer van de blaar...

  4. Fabulous photos Marja. And well done you...what a feat!
    You are having lots of wonderful adventures this year.
    Big hugs
    Peggy xxxx

  5. How nice you had a chance to have a little getaway. This place reminds me of imaginary faraway places suitable for mermaids and Peter Pan coves. :)


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