Abel Tasman Coast Track

Day One:                                                                                                                                    (Takapou Bay to Anapai Bay Campsite)

Takapou Bay, which is at the west end of the Abel Tasman Coast Track.
Dried-up tree branches propped up on Whariwharangi Bay Beach.
Kayak on Whariwharangi Bay Beach.
Viewing Whariwharangi Bay from the trail.
Anatakapau Bay seen from the Separation Point Track (a short side-trail off the Abel Tasman Coast Track).
Separation Point.
Looking west from Separation Point.
Beach at Mutton Cove with Anatakapau Bay to the left.
Pied shag perched on a tree branch.
Variable oystercatchers on the beach.
Looking north on Mutton Cove.
Viewing Anatakapau Bay and Separation Point from the trail.
Beach at Anapai Bay with Separation Point in the distance.
Pink flower near the beach.
Stream near Anapai Bay Campsite.
Rocks at the north end of Anapai Bay Beach.


Day Two:                                                                                                                                    (Anapai Bay Campsite to Tonga Quarry Campsite)

View from the trail, near the northern end of Tōtaranui.
Tōtaranui Beach.
Tōtaranui Beach seen from the lookout at the south end.
Tree ferns along the trail near Skinner Point.
Variable oystercatcher wading in Goat Bay.
Beach at Goat Bay.
Stream near Waiharakeke Bay.
Trail through the woods, somewhere between Waiharakeke Bay and Awaroa Inlet.
Low tide crossing through Awaroa Inlet.
Awaroa Bay.
Boardwalk near Venture Creek.
View of Awaroa Inlet and Bay, as well as the airstrip near the small village there.
Trail in the woods, near Tonga Saddle.
Richardson Stream, viewed near Onetahuti Beach.
Boardwalk through the scrub near Onetahuti Beach.
Close-up of some type of fruit found along he trail.
Onetahuti Beach.
Trail near Tonga Quarry.
Seal resting in the water at Tonga Quarry.


Day Three:                                                                                                                                (Tonga Quarry Campsite to Torrent Bay Village Campsite)

Tonga Quarry in the morning.
Trail to the south of Tonga Quarry.
Bark Bay.
Bridge over Waterfall Creek.
Waterfall Creek flowing toward Bark Bay Beach.
Huffam Stream flowing toward Bark Bay Beach.
Kayaks on Bark Bay Beach.
Medlands Beach.
Maori sculpture near Medlands Beach.
Trail ascending near South Head.
View of Sandfly Bay.
California quail near Torrent Bay; as the name suggests, this quail was introduced to New Zealand, originally as a game bird.


Day Four:                                                                                                                                    (Torrent Bay Village Campsite to Marahau)

Looking at the estuary at Torrent Bay in the morning.
Grey duck.
Sun rising over the estuary at Torrent Bay.
Trail passing through some tree ferns.
Natural water slide at Cleopatra’s Pool.
Sun shining through the tree fern canopy.
Weka on the trail looking for handouts.
Boats anchored in “The Anchorage,” which is in the south of Torrent Bay.
Trail along the coast of Stilwell Bay.
Looking out at Sandy Bay, from the beach that lies west of Tinline Bay.
Beach along Sandy Bay at low tide.
Another view of exposed beach during low tide at Sandy Bay.
Boardwalk near the east end of the Abel Tasman Coast Track at Marahau.
Man walking across the low tide area of Sandy Bay near the east end of the Abel Tasman Coast Track.


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