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Onetahuti Beach to Marahau, Tasman

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Onetahuti Beach to MarahauBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Talei Hayward

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Tasman and Nelson


Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Open ridges/tops

Beginner - Intermediate

6:00 (Slow)
4:00 (Moderate)
2:30 (Fast)



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This track is well sign-posted so it is fairly impossible to get lost. The track can be very busy in the peak season over summer so I prefer to run it in the shoulder seasons or even on a clear, still, winter's day. Plenty of toilets en route. Cell coverage is intermittent but mostly reliable. You can catch the aquataxi to many other points in the park and run back to Marahau. From Awaroa it is about 35km, from Torrent Bay it is about 15km, from Anchorage it is about 12km. Many options - all great! A lot of the track is under cover of surrounding forest but there are some ridge top, exposed areas so pack sunscreen. Insect repellent could be useful if you plan to spend a lot of time sitting on the beaches enjoying the view!

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Stunning native bush, birdsong, beaches and coastal vistas. Great day out!

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Easy Single Track: 100%

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  • Access

    Onetahuti Beach, Abel Tasman National Park

    Drive to Marahau and park your car there. Catch the aquataxi (http://aquataxi.co.nz/bookings) to Onetahuti Beach (about 45 mins) and run back to Marahau.

    19 km

    25 minutes



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    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .

    Always follow the signs to Marahau.


    Windproof jacket, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone.

    Potable water at frequent intervals along the track. Look for it wherever there are toilets.

    Can be muddy after rain. Could be wasps in summer - carry epipen if required.

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