Split Apple Rock beach access...

Split Apple Rock beach access track


33 Rankers Reviews

28 Face-to-Face

19 Abel Tasman

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Split Apple Action
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


DOC Nelson/Tasman

Central government organisation


South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman


  • Walking
  • Free


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C Clarke's avatar

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 over 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 almost 5 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 about 6 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 about 6 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 about 6 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 about 6 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 about 6 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 over 6 years ago

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Candice Bergon


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful beach.

Reviewed about 7 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 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Hanna Liebe


Ranking: 9/10

Nice, short walk.

Reviewed over 7 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 over 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 over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Cymen Crick

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