All campsites and huts in the Abel Tasman National Park must be booked in advance through the Department of Conservation (DOC) website. You need to plan your trip / itinerary in advance and select which campsites you wish to stay at while you are in the park, and book them accordingly. (Important to note that the northern kayak limit is Shag Harbour, so you can’t camp any further north than Onetahuti unless you’re walking)
Go to the Department of Conservation website: www.doc.govt.nz then click the yellow ‘Book online’ button
Select Abel Tasman Coastal Track under the ‘Great Walks huts and campsites’ tab
Select the date you wish to start your trip and click "Search availability".
Here you can check that the campsites / huts you wish to stay in are available.
If there is availability, click ‘Make a booking’ to proceed with the booking. If not, you may need to rethink your itinerary and/or select different campsites.
You will need to register (click the blue ‘register’ link) and create a login with a username and password.
Once logged in, select the date you intend to begin your trip and your choice of huts or campsites, and click continue.
Once on the campsite selection page, only the places with availability can be selected. Those shaded in grey are full.
When you have selected your campsites, click ‘Continue’ to proceed to the "Contact" page. Fill in the page accordingly then click continue.
This is the "Visitors" page. give your name, age, and gender then click continue.
Your nearly there! This page is the summary of the details of your camp sites or huts information. This also lets you know the total cost for your stay, after checking the information is correct then click continue.
This is the terms and conditions page. Don't forget to read this before proceeding to the payment page. Check the box in the bottom right hand corner to accept the T's and C's. Click ‘Continue’ to proceed to the payment page. You will need to enter your credit card details and make payment details online.
Your camp pass will be sent to the email address you logged in with; this is a PDF confirming your booking. You MUST have the pass available to show a DOC warden when they ask to see it at the campsite, so it is best to print this off and carry a paper copy with you. (You only need the first page so long as it has the names of everyone in your party and the dates and campsites you are staying at)