Abel Tasman National Park

Remarkable Beauty and Discovery

New Zealand’s smallest national park is renowned for its golden sandy beaches, lush native forests, wildlife, sculptured cliffs and world-famous coastal tracks.

Abel Tasman National Park is a beautiful wilderness reserve in the Nelson/Tasman region of New Zealand’s South Island. The popular Park is named after the first European explorer, Abel Tasman, who in 1642 sighted New Zealand and anchored nearby in Golden Bay. Abel Tasman National Park is perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure.

One of the country’s Great Walks is the renowned Abel Tasman Coastal Track that follows a pristine coastline of extraordinary beauty, between Marahau and Wainui in the north. The Coastal Track features turquoise bays, abundant bird and sea life, waterfalls and swing-bridge under the canopy of native forest. The 41.1 km Inland Track is more challenging, through original and regenerating native forest where tui, bellbirds and other wildlife can be seen.

This incredible wonder offers an array of activities including: hiking, sailing, skydiving, canyoning, helicopter rides and cruises. One of the best ways to explore the coastline and see the wildlife, birds and dolphins is by kayaking.

Just off the coast, between Kaiteriteri and Marahau is the mighty granite Split Apple Rock which is best viewed from the water – by boat trip, kayak or swim at low tide. Visitors can also explore Separation Point, a fur seal colonies and the Cleopatras Pools, a series of natural rockpools at the base of the Torrent River.

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Abel Tasman National Park
Between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay
South Island 7183



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