North Head Lookout

Abel Tasman National Park

Just south of the Falls River swing bridge there's a worthwhile detour to the North Head lookout across the Tasman Sea.

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1. South Head Lookout

0.62 MILES

Just south of Bark Bay is one of the Abel Tasman's scenic highlights: the lookout at South Head.

2. Cleopatra’s Pool


A short detour off the Abel Tasman Coast Track between Torrent Bay and Anchorage is Cleopatra's Pool, a beautiful natural rock pool and moss-lined slide.

3. Skinner Point Lookout

7.27 MILES

Beautiful views across Waiharakeke Bay to Awaroa Head, and the long, golden beach of Totaranui can be enjoyed at the Skinner Point lookout.

4. Ngarua Caves

10.03 MILES

Just below the summit of Takaka Hill are the Ngarua Caves, a rock-solid attraction, where you can see myriad subterranean delights including moa bones…

5. Rawhiti Cave

10.39 MILES

The ultimate in geological eye-candy around these parts are the phytokarst features of Rawhiti Cave, a 15-minute drive from Takaka (reached via Motupipi,…

6. Separation Point Lookout

10.71 MILES

The lookout at Separation Point, at the northern end of Abel Tasman National Park, has panoramic views of Golden Bay and the Tasman Sea.

7. Hop Federation

10.73 MILES

Pop in for tastings and fill a flagon to go at this teeny-weeny but terrific craft brewery. Pick of the ales is the Red IPA.

8. Grove Scenic Reserve

11.27 MILES

Between Pōhara and Takaka (signposted down Clifton Rd), you will find this crazy limestone maze punctuated by gnarled old rata trees and tall pencil-thin…