Anapai Rock Stacks

  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Landmarks & Hotspots

Nestled amongst the sweeping granite coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park, Anapai Bay is renowned for the majestic rock stack formations located at the northern end of the bay.

Boulders stacked atop one another resemble the dramatic landscapes of Stonehenge, although these ones are not manmade. A lush canopy of kanuka and mahoe surround the Anapai campsite, whilst the gorgeous golden sands are revealed as you descend from the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Many of those who walk the Abel Tasman Coast Track finish (or start) their journey at Totaranui, the northernmost point for water taxi pick-up/drop-off. Anapai Bay, which lay north of Totaranui is a place of undiscovered beauty and is well worth exploring if you have the time to do so. It’s a three-hour return walk from Totaranui to Anapai Bay, or a loop track via Gibbs Hill allows you to experience the entire northern end of the park and circuit back to Totaranui. Alternatively, you could end your journey in Wainui and catch the shuttle back.

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Anapai Rock Stacks

Anapai Bay
Abel Tasman Coast Track
7183 Abel Tasman National Park

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