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Abel Tasman Coast Track: Whariwharangi to Wainui

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The final leg of the Abel Tasman Coast Track connecting from the Whariwharangi Hut/Campsite to the Wainui car park.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Point to Point

655' 200 m

High

26' 8 m

Low

750' 228 m

Up

742' 226 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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Family Friendly The track to Whariwharangi Hut/Campsite is easy and not too long, making it a great option for the entire family.

Reservations are required to camp or stay at the hut and can be made online.

Description

This section of the Abel Tasman is simply a climb to the Gibbs Hill saddle and an easy descent from the saddle to the Wainui car park. Most of the climb from Whariwharangi is through more dense underbrush on a wide, well-maintained trail that is cut into the hillside.

From saddle, you'll descend steadily along a doubletrack that ducks in and out of the foliage, and you'll be treated to some final outstanding views of the coast before the trail ends at the Wainui car park.

Flora & Fauna

Weka (lots of them!), possums, and glow worms! Head out at dusk or dark along the track and look for the glow worms in the denser underbrush near water along the embankments.

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Kristen McGlynn

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