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Medlands Beach, Abel Tasman National Park – Things to Do

Abel Tasman National Park, Takaka

Want a bite of natural paradise in the Abel Tasman National Park? Walk a small section of the park with the aid of easily accessible water taxis. Medlands Beach is a great choice to dip your toes to explore one of New Zealand’s great walks.

Relax and cruise in your water taxi into the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful national parks. Picture-perfect Medlands beach leads to a coastal track brushed with scented manuka bushes and native ferns. Enjoy the outstanding views as they swing into sight. 

 

  • Medlands beach lookout point with its dramatic Maori carving of Chief Te Atiawa. Stroll 10 minutes from Bark Bay beach to view the spectacular viewing platform overlooking Medlands beach
  • Suspension bridge height 5 metres, 47 metres in length
  • Sheltered Bark Bay campgrounds with toilets, picnic tables, filtered water and flushing toilets

 

 

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Medlands beach lookout point Maori chief Te Atiawa tattoed face is a significant landmark in the Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand
Maori Carving of Chief Te Atiawa
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Medlands beach is a mere 20 minute easy stroll to BARK BAY.  Bark Bay is an ideal overnight location for visitors wishing to explore Falls River, suspension bridges and picturesque tidal estuaries.

 

For the active walker, your destination could be a forest pool with its intriguing rock slide – Cleopatra’s Pool. The day finishes with the promise of a golden sandy beach as you wait for a water taxi pickup.

 

Medlands Beach to Cleopatra’s Pool distance – 5.6 km

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Anchorage Bay is the closest water taxi drop off for Cleopatra’s Pool. 

 

MEDLANDS BEACH ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK LOCATION

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