Split Apple Rock beach access...

Split Apple Rock beach access track


33 Rankers Reviews

28 Face-to-Face

20 Abel Tasman

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Split Apple as seen from the beach
The Beach


Time: 15 min each way

A little known walk to a fantastic golden sand beach with the freakish Split Apple Rock that sits on a reef out front. The rock itself looks best at a high tide, but low tide provides greater beach space and check out the little caves at the northern end. Great little adventure for the family.


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman


  • Walking
  • Free


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C Clarke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good track leading down to the beach with views of the rock and access to caves. Carpark was however quite overcrowded.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Malcolm Craig

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Last saw the rock 60 years ago when the only way was by boat. Great walking track even for geriatrics like my self.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Melissa Fuster


Ranking: 7/10

Pretty little beach with black and golden sand, we were lucky to enjoy a day with 27 degrees - it was so perfect.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anaelle Morand

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing spot, 15 minute walk, impressive rock that we never saw before.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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S Black


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful! Had to park at the top of the hill with the motorhome and walk down. Not too bad at all - had baby in backpack and five year old walked. Walking track is well maintained.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ben Blackwell


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful bay with stunning rock formations. Motorhomes need to park on the road above the carpark, but it is only 100m away from the track entry.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Walk not spectacular but nice quiet beach with Split Apple Rock view. You can also swim there.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly


Ranking: 9/10

Great beach with an interesting rock formation. There's even a toilet for when nature calls which was very convenient.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Candice Bergon


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful beach.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Andreas Liebe


Ranking: 9/10

Short walk, sea, possible to climb over the rocks, picnic (without table and chairs), beautiful view, some boat tours with tourists.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Hanna Liebe


Ranking: 9/10

Nice, short walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Lena Hanhart


Ranking: 10/10

It was a really nice walk with lots to see. The stairs were awesome.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ranking: 10/10

Named after a rock looking like a split apple. Beautiful day, great for swimming and relaxing.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Nick Morrison

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