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Totaranui Beach

  • Accessible by vehicle from Golden Bay

  • You will find the largest campground in the national park located here

  • This is the only place in the park where Wekas a native bird have been reintroduced

  • Totaranui is an important name throughout the region and the tree it refers to is highly prized by Maori for carving

Totaranui is the only part of the park that can be accessed by road (unsealed for part of it) via Golden Bay. It's golden beach and clear waters have seen it become a summer holiday favourite for New Zealanders seeking sun and sea. It is so popular that a ballot for summer camping spots is held by the Department of Conservation. Totaranui is also home to Ngarata homestead built in 1914. It is nationally significant as a historical building, being a rare example of a New Zealand 'Californian' bungalow.

    Trips that include Totaranui Beach

    • $58.00 Totaranui Day OutItem_loading

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      There are two trip options that allow for either a shorter or longer walk. Option 1: Depart Totaranui to Onetahuti Beach (via the Seal Colony), walk to Awaroa and catch the return Aqua Taxi to Totaranui. Option 2: Depart Totaranui to Bark Bay (via the Seal Colony), walk to Awaroa and catch the return Aqua Taxi to Totaranui (only available on the 11am departure with this option).

      Start: Totaranui

      Finish: Totaranui

    • $73.00 Bridge and BeachItem_loading

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      Take a scenic Aqua Taxi from Totaranui to Torrent Bay and then walk north to Bark Bay. Return from Bark Bay on the Aqua Taxi arriving at Totaranui.

      Start: Totaranui

      Finish: Totaranui

    • $77.00 Totaranui Scenic CruiseItem_loading

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      Board at Totaranui for a scenic cruise to Marahau. Bring your lunch or dine at one of the local cafes. Depart Marahau after lunch and return to Totaranui.

      Start: Totaranui

      Finish: Totaranui

    • $77.00 Scenic Round TripItem_loading

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      A comprehensive round trip visiting all points of interest along the sparkling bays and golden beaches of the Park. The friendly fur seals of Tonga or Pinnacle Island are a highlight.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $82.00 Abel Tasman ClassicItem_loading

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      Travel the length of the park on a scenic cruise to Totaranui and back to Torrent Bay and walk to Bark Bay (2.5 hrs or 7.8km) to meet the Aqua Taxi again for the return journey.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $82.00 Slice of ParadiseItem_loading

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      There are two trip options that allow for either a shorter or longer walk. Option 1: Travel the length of the park on a scenic cruise to Totaranui and back to Onetahuti for a 2hr or 6.1km walk to Bark Bay. Option 2: Travel the length of the park on a scenic cruise to Totaranui and back to Bark Bay for a 3.5hr or 12km walk through to Anchorage. Departure time 9am only.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $85.00 Rata TrailItem_loading

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      Aqua Taxi to Totaranui, walk 2.5 - 3 hours to Awaroa Lodge, where you can purchase lunch (booking advisable). A highly recommended walk but only possible when low tide falls between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri