Anapai Bay is pinch-yourself perfect. © Nelson Tasman

Anapai Bay: welcome to paradise

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Anapai Bay is one of the loveliest spots in the Abel Tasman National Park – an area of New Zealand that’s already over-endowed with lovely spots. 

Accessed only by foot or boat, Anapai can be found on the Waiharakeke to Whariwharangi section of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.

The star of many Instagram feeds, Anapai boasts a sweeping coastline of golden sands, crystal clear waters and native kānuka forest.  

The beach is divided into two by rocky outcrops, providing contrast between the harder rock at the northern end and the softer, more deeply weathered granite to the south. The rocky towers also create a small lagoon, perfect for swimming at low tide. 

Pristine, serene and achingly gorgeous: welcome to paradise at Anapai.

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