The northern end of Bark Bay is the beginning of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve which stretches north to Awaroa.

After crossing the Falls River Swingbridge, one of the Park’s icons, is Bark Bay which features the next DoC hut when travelling from the south. There is one private bach at the southern end of the beach and the campsite sits on a narrow, tree lined strip of land with the beach on one side and a tidal estuary on the other.

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Explore Bark Bay

    Abel Tasman Adventure

    2 days

    Water taxi and accommodation package: Day 1: Water taxi to Onetahuti, walk to Anchorage (6hrs), overnight onboard Aquapackers. Day 2 walk from Anchorage to Marahau (4hrs).

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      Falls River

      Full Day

      Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Torrent Bay, walk the scenic Coastal Track to Bark Bay (2.5hrs) crossing the Falls River Swingbridge.

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        Awaroa Escape

        Full Day

        Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Bark Bay or Onetahuti and then walk to Awaroa Bay (from Bark Bay 3hrs, Onetahuti 1hr).

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          Abel Tasman Classic

          Full Day

          Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi the length of the Park to Totaranui and then back to Torrent Bay. Walk north to Bark Bay (2.5hrs).

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            Totaranui Day Out

            Full Day

            Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi from Totaranui to either Bark Bay (3 hour walk) or Onetahuti (1 hour walk), walk to Awaroa before returning to Totaranui on your water taxi.

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              Bridge and Beach

              Full Day

              Return water taxi and walking trip: Travel by water taxi from Totaranui to Torrent Bay. Walk through to Bark Bay (2.5 hrs) to catch your water taxi back to Totaranui in the afternoon.

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                Bark Bay Deal

                Full Day

                One way water taxi + return bus to/from Nelson: Bus from Nelson, water taxi to Bark Bay and walk back to Marahau to catch your return bus to Nelson.

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                  Gourmet Platter

                  Full Day

                  Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Coastal Track in the morning and kayak through the Astrolabe in the afternoon.

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