This is the easiest of the three days of walking, but with options for a bit more of a challenge via bonus extra walks at the northern and southern end of the main walk for those that are keen. Or just stick with the basics to allow you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the 4-star natural setting of Awaroa Lodge. Our last day of walking features more outstanding coastal views, beautiful forests, and the feeling of total immersion in this gorgeous part of New Zealand. Today we across Awaroa Estuary, which is only possible within a few hours of low tide, to make our way to Totaranui. Relax on the beach if you arrive early, take a swim, or explore the headland before the water taxi transfers you back to Awaroa Lodge inside the Abel Tasman National Park. This section will be walked in the opposite direction on days when low tide is in the afternoon.
Walking: Easy to Moderate / 10kms / 2.5 – 3.5 hours
Elevation: +310m / -320m
Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers’ lunch and 3 course dinner in Awaroa Lodge Restaurant
Accommodation: 4 star Awaroa Lodge in ensuite rooms