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Gibbs Hill, Abel Tasman National Park

Photo: Pat Barrett
Area
Abel Tasman National Park
Distance
3.68km
Total Ascent
405m
Time
2hr to summit
Grade
Moderate
Access
From Totaranui Beach, off the Anapai Bay Track
Map
BN25
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Gibbs Hill, 405m, is a modest summit with a 4km approach along the ridgeline which climbs from Totaranui Beach. The first section of the track is flat, then it eases slowly into Kaikau Stream, crosses it and heads for the top.

Steep and sometimes slippery, the route up is relentless until 200m where the spur flattens off and you can see the main ridge ahead.

A signpost indicates the Gibbs Track junction with the Pigeon Saddle Track – from here it’s just 1km and 100m of ascent to go. A short sharp ascent through some overgrowth of scrub and gorse brings you to the top.

On a clear day you can see into Golden Bay, out to Farewell Spit and back towards Totaranui.

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