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Deal Bark Bay$66.00

  • Aqua Taxi from Marahau to Bark Bay

  • Return Bus Transfer Nelson to Marahau

  • Walk Bark Bay - Marahau (6½ - 7 hours)

You will pass several off-shore islands which provide a protected habitat for native wildlife. You will see lots of interesting rocky outcrops and rock formations. Sandfly Bay and Falls River are beautiful spots. On a high tide (and time dependent) you can go up Falls River and see the people walking across the Swing Bridge.

Your walk starts from Bark Bay past the Falls River Bridge, through Torrent Bay and Anchorage. In the last part of the trip you walk past some of the Abel Tasman’s most scenic beaches.

Depart from Marahau only (not Kaiteriteri).

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Deal Bark Bay Journey

  • 1 Aqua Taxi from Marahau to Anchorage

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    You will pass several off-shore islands which provide a protected habitat for native wildlife. This stretch of water is called the Astrolabe Roadstead named by Dumont Durville. Roadstead was a term early seafarers used to describe safe sheltered waters.

    Places of interest: Aqua Taxi Marahau Base, Split Apple Rock, Marahau, Adele Island, Fisherman Island, Aquapackers Floating Accommodation, Anchorage

  • 2 Aqua Taxi from Anchorage to Bark Bay

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    This stretch of coastline can only be viewed from the water. You will see lots of interesting rocky outcrops and rock formations. Sandfly Bay and Falls River are beautiful spots. On a high tide (and time dependent) you can go up Falls River and see the people walking across the Swing Bridge.

    Places of interest: Anchorage, Torrent Bay, Bark Bay

  • 3 Walk from Bark Bay to Anchorage

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    The section of track between Bark Bay & Anchorage Bay is the most walked on this coast. From Bark Bay to Torrent Bay takes about 2.5 hrs and is 7.8kms. The walk from Bark Bay to Anchorage is around 3.5 hrs and is 12kms. This section has some beautiful stands of large trees including Rimu, Totara and Rata. You pass through Torrent Bay settlement, this is the largest public settlement in the Park, it is mostly holiday homes.

    Places of interest: Anchorage, Torrent Bay, Bark Bay

  • 4 Walk from Anchorage to Marahau

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    The section of track between Marahau - Anchorage takes about 3.5 hours and is 11.5 kms. Marahau is named after its fertile gardens and Anchorage a safe haven for boats. This stretch allows glimpses of the coastline and access to the beautiful beaches in the Astrolabe. The short 45 minute Pitt Head Walk from Anchorage leads to Pitt Head, and ancient Maori Pa. You can do this walk as a loop or one-way from either Te Puketea or Anchorage.

    Places of interest: Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Anchorage, Te Pukeatea Bay, Torrent Bay

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Summer

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

1:30pm, 9:00am, 12noon, 10:30am

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Winter

May, June, July, August, September

1:30pm, 9:30am

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