Access: One of the beauties of the Abel Tasman tramp is you can set your own journey distances – the first hut is only about 30 minutes’ walk from the start. The distances between the huts are between 5km and 12km, but there are plenty of campsites in between.
Hut features: Because the Abel Tasman is a Great Walk, the huts are top notch (some with showers) and busy. The ‘larger’ camping grounds having flushing toilets!
Lots of safe beaches to swim in and play on
You can practise your foreign language skills
Really varied walk from hills to flat, dense bush to golden beaches
Some of the smaller camp sites are really quiet – Anapai was delightful
You’ll need to book well in advance, especially if you want to go in peak times – huts and water taxis
Parts of the track are really busy.
Some routes are tidal, so timing is important
Access to Anchorage Hut is only at low tide, and involves wading. It was a bit of a mission
Totoranui is like a large holiday park – keep walking!
Sandflies or mosquitos
Visited by: Victoria and family.