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Torrent Bay – Abel Tasman National Park Attractions

Abel Tasman National Park, Takaka

Torrent Bay is a scheduled water taxi stop making the DOC campsite and the option of bookabach accommodation very appealing for visitors short on time yet wishing to overnight in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Medlands beach lookout point Maori chief Te Atiawa tattoed face is a significant landmark in the Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand
Maori chief Te Atiawa tattoed face is a significant landmark in the Abel Tasman National Park

The tidal estuary is a thread of gold sand woven between pools of crystal clear seawater. The lush forested hills and beach is an outstanding natural attraction offering the best of the Abel Tasman National Park.


Find out more about the Best Walks in the Abel Tasman National Park and lace up the sneakers.



Within Abel Tasman National Park are a number of private beaches (residents) in Torrent Bay. The dwellings are historic with no new building permits being issued. There are special restrictions for the drop-off of passengers by water taxi operators. 

Drop-offs can only be made before noon each day, and there can be no passenger pick-ups at all. There are about 35 homes in the Torrent Bay settlement; only a few are lived in year-round. They rarely come on the market for sale. One of the homes is the Torrent Bay Lodge. The Lodge is only open to guests travelling on a multi-day trip with Wilsons Abel Tasman

The Torrent Bay campsite is also located amongst the trees beside the tidal estuary.

Abel Tasman Great walk viewpoint walking towards TORRENT BAY Nelson New Zealand
Walking towards Torrent Bay

Torrent Bay is an idyllic place to relax with nature’s tidal rhythm. Nearby is Cleopatra’s Pool and a low tide short walk to Anchorage Bay is an option.  



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