Alex and I ran a beautiful 16km stretch of the Abel Tasman National Park track on 10th January 2016. The run took about 1h50m running time and involved over 500m of up and down through coastal broad leaf forest. There are a number of water taxi companies that will drop you off and pick you up at various bays along the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park, making it really easy to drop in, walk or run a stretch and then cruise back to civilisation again :)
For this little jaunt we got a water taxi to drop us off in the beautiful Torrent Bay. We then kept running further out along the Abel Tasman Coast track to Awaroa. Awaroa is a great place to complete a run because of the Awaroa Lodge at the end of the beach which has a restaurant, cafe and a bar - perfect for refueling and unwinding after a long trail run!
After that is was just a matter of catching another water taxi from Awaroa beach back around to our starting point. Highly recommended!
GPS is available on Strava.