Enjoy your final day on the track with a fairly long walk over headlands, through coves and tranquil beaches.
Cross Awaroa Inlet and once across you are in Pound Gully where you can see the virgin beech forest and also the huge Rata trees that cling precariously to the headlands. Walk across two golden sand beaches, Waiharakeke Bay and Goat Bay on your way to Totaranui and in between the two there is a great lookout at Skinners Point offering stunning panoramic views.
If you wish you can spend a little time in Totaranui exploring, before heading off down the Grand Avenue, with its giant trees on each side. Discover the pristine beaches of Anapai and Mutton Cove.
If you wish to walk an extra hour, and have enough time, head out to Separation Point.Before long you will be at Whariwharangi Bay, this is where Abel Tasman unsuccessfully tried his only landing in New Zealand. Then it’s up and over the hill to the Wainui car park where you will be picked up at 5pm for the for the short shuttle (15-20 minutes) to Pohara Beach/Golden Bay and Ratanui Lodge.
These maps are designed to be used to help you follow the track. However you can also follow the way markers along the way.
You may also use the QR code to download the GPS tracks onto the Macs Adventure Smartphone App (please see your information pack for more details on how to use the app).
Using these elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.