Abel Tasman Coastal Track Day 5

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Only a two hour tramp to the end today so we left at 9.30 am – a much more sociable time. Will must the hut – such a good idea to use an old homestead for it.

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One of the local weka having a drink.

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The track starts at the back of the hut.

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A nice green path at first.

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Today is the biggest climb, but still only 200 metres. You can see the hut we left behind.

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More traditional tramping path higher up.

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And a weka crossing the path.

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Then we get our first glimpse of Wainui Bay from the top.

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The final 45 minutes is heading down the cliffside track.

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The Wainui Inlet.

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And finally the track out to the Wainui car park where we got picked up by Trek Express and back to the airport.

Previously my favourite Great Walk has been the Heaphy. But it is now the Abel Tasman. The sheer beauty of the bays, beaches and bush is stunning. Can’t wait to return there.

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