On 7 November David, Phillip and Maaike (leader and scribe), drove down to Marahau where we caught the 10:30 water taxi to Anchorage. The weather was quiet, warm and overcast, but there were sizable swells in the sea. We did a pass by the seals lying on the rocks on Motuareronui island and a small pod of dusky dolphins gave a jumping display just before we rounded the rocks into Torrent Bay.
We arrived at Anchorage around 11:15, did the Pitt Head track to the Pitt Head viewpoints and decided to have lunch back at the Anchorage hut. At 12:55 we set off on the Anchorage access track towards Marahau. On the ridge we had a few good views and soon we hit the main Abel Tasman Coastal track. From there on we walked back to Marahau happily talking books and enjoying the easy track views and weather. Not a drop of rain! We arrived back at the car around 16:10.
- Trip Grade: Easy
- Trip Duration: Day Trip
- Trip Area: Abel Tasman National Park