Onetahuti Beach is a long, thin ribbon of white sand separating protected crystalline waters from thick woodland. Facing the stunning Tonga Island, Onetahuti Beach lies within its marine reserve, ensuring a plethora of life beneath the waves.
There’s no vehicular access to the beach, giving it an even more tranquil setting, but meaning visitors intent on reaching Onetahuti must do so either on foot or via boat. At the northern end of the beach a walkway provides access even at high tide to the Abel Tasman Coast Track to Awaroa, while reaching the beach from the opposite end on foot means visitors get to take in all its glory step by step as it slowly reveals itself.
There’s a campsite directly behind the beach with basic facilities for those who want to capture the sunset or sunrise.
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