DAY 3: Awaroa - Torrent Bay
17 km, approx. 7 hours walking (Moderate Grade).
Wake up to a home-cooked breakfast and sweeping views across Awaroa inlet, the largest tidal estuary in Abel Tasman National Park. Enjoy the comfortable surroundings of the lodge and perhaps a coffee on the verandah watching the movement of the tides over golden sand. Then, let your guide design your day to be as active or relaxed as you wish with another night at Meadowbank Homestead - Awaroa.
Section 1: 6 km (3.5 miles) Max elevation 85 m (280 ft)
9 am (approx.) leave Awaroa to enjoy a morning walking through native forest with magnificent coastal views, then walk along the golden sands of Onetahuti Beach.
Continue on to explore the historic sites and picturesque golden cove of Tonga Quarry beach.
Section 2: 4km (2.5 miles) Max elevation 120 m (400 ft)
From Tonga Quarry, walk over a forested saddle and around the Waterfall Trail to Bark Bay.
Midday, stop for lunch at Bark Bay, taking time out to relax, explore, swim or sunbathe on the golden sands.
Section 3: 7 kms (4.4 miles) Max elevation 105 m (340 ft)
From Bark Bay, walk the most varied section the coastal track as it winds through shady gullies of mature Beech forest, fern grottos and sunny groves of Manuka framing coastal vistas.
Cross the swing bridge at Falls River and continue on to Torrent Bay.
Around 4.30 pm: A welcome awaits at Torrent Bay Lodge, right on the beachfront. This was the Wilson family’s holiday home, now tastefully extended and renovated to include all modern comforts whist keeping its relaxed, beach holiday atmosphere.
Torrent Bay Lodge
Breakfast, morning & Afternoon Tea, Lunch, Dinner