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  • Start of Abel Tasman Coast Track at tiny Marahau town. width:640;;height:464
  • One of many stunning views of the brilliantly-clear turquoise-blue Tasman Bay, lined by densely forested hillsides and long golden beaches.  width:640;;height:480
  • Several charming swing bridges cross the plentiful rivers along the track. width:633;;height:480
  • Vibrant green mosses and ferns grow in profusion in Abel Tasman's lush, wet environment. width:640;;height:472
  • Isolated Waiharakeke Beach, located just north of Awaroa Estuary, is one of Abel Tasman's most unique and beautiful beaches, with a jumble of pink-quartz encrusted granite rocks tossed through the sand. width:360;;height:480
  • Typical DOC sign along the trail, this one near Anchorage Hut & campground pointing on to tiny Te Pukatea Bay and Pitt Head lookout. width:640;;height:480
  • Another gorgeous panoramic view from the trail. width:640;;height:389
  • Stunning sea and off-shore islands. width:640;;height:308
  • Lush native New Zealand forest full of tree ferns and manuka trees. width:640;;height:480
  • New Zealand's rivers are often so crystal clear that you can clearly see rocks lining the bottom of the river beds. width:640;;height:480
  • Beautiful fern along the track. width:640;;height:480
  • Marshes, likes this one behind Onetahuti beach, showcase one of many different ecologies located within the park and offer quite diverse scenery along the track. width:640;;height:352
  • Logs washed ashore at the far end of Onetahuti Beach, backed by dense New Zealand forest. width:640;;height:480
  • These bright orange beaked birds are abundant on Abel Tasman's beaches. They make their small nests right on the beach and protect them vigorously from any passing hikers. width:640;;height:480
  • Attractive elevated wooden walkways pass through bogs and marshlands along the track, helping protect the environment and keep hikers' boots dry. width:640;;height:480
  • Pretty Apple Tree Bay, located about one hour's walk north of the track start, is a popular picnic and resting stop for both hikers and visitors arriving by boat for day walks. width:640;;height:369
  • Many lovely picnic and campgrounds are located along the track, this one at Apple Tree Bay. width:640;;height:480
  • Serene waterway, located behind Waiharakeke Beach. width:640;;height:480
  • Another Abel Tasman Coast Track sign indicating distances and walking times to various points along the track. width:640;;height:480
  • Gorgeous view of Onetahuti Beach from the trail. width:640;;height:480
  • View of the south end of Onetahuti Bay, with it's astoundingly clear aquamarine water and white cliffs. width:360;;height:480
  • Wooden walkway and bridge crossing the river & marshland behind Onetahuti Beach. width:640;;height:480
  • Stunning view from Onetahuti Beach. width:640;;height:336
  • Fluffy grasses grow at several beaches. width:640;;height:480
  • More lush mosses and ferns growing at a small spring & pool. width:640;;height:480
  • Pink quartz rocks at Waiharakeke Beach give the sand a distinctive pink coloring, unique within the park. width:640;;height:480
  • View of the coast from a shuttle boat. width:640;;height:480
  • Expansive Awaroa River Estuary can only be crossed on foot at low tide. width:640;;height:480
  • Anchorage Beach is one of the most popular destinations along the track. Many visitors arrive by boat to stay at Anchorage Hut or walk back to the Marahau start point. width:640;;height:480
  • Beautiful swing bridge crossing a river near Bark Bay. width:360;;height:480
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