Abel Tasman Coast Track: Anchorage Bay to Bark Bay
ElevationAscent: 838' 255 m
Descent: -834' -254 m
High: 317' 97 m
Low: 0' 0 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)
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“A beautiful coastal hike with lush forest and golden sand beaches.”— Josh Rosen
This is a relatively easy hike with mild elevation gain and long sections of flat hiking on well-maintained trails. The forest is lush and dense with interesting flora and fauna and the views of the coast are spectacular. Bark Bay is a particularly wonderful place to stop and camp. The sites are incredibly well maintained and just steps from the beautiful beach.
This section can be taken as part of a multi-day hike on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. Alternatively, you can take a water taxi here from Marahau, and hike back to Marahau in one day, covering both this section and the Anchorage Bay to Marahau section of the track. Be sure to check tide tables before going as there are both low and high-tide tracks for crossing Torrent Bay.
Land Manager: Department of Conservation - Abel Tasman National Park