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Explore Abel Tasman National Park

Image Soure: Tourism New Zealand. Kayaking, Abel Tasman National, Nelson, New Zealand
Kayaking
Abel Tasman National Park
Nelson, New Zealand
Photographer: Fri Gilbert
(www.splitlife.com)
Image Soure: Tourism New Zealand. Golden Bay sand flats, Nelson, New Zealand
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Abel Tasman National Park
Nelson, New Zealand
Photographer: Ian Trafford
(www.iantraffordphotos.com)

The Abel Tasman National Park is located in the northwestern corner of the Nelson region of New Zealand.

The Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its stunning golden beaches, beautifully sculptured granite cliffs and the world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Covering an area of just 22,530 hectares, the Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park.

Abel Tasman National Park Activities

Activities in Abel Tasman National Park include:

  • Bushwalking, tramping
  • Mountain biking, cycling
  • Sea kayaking, sailing, boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Camping, picknicking
  • Guided activities

Abel Tasman National Park Accommodation

There are eight huts and 20 campsites located within Abel Tasman National Park.

There are also a wide variety of accommodation options available in the towns surrounding the park. Options include backpackers, holiday homes, motels and lodges.

As the Abel Tasman National Park is a very popular attraction, bookings are essential.

» Abel Tasman National Park Accommodation Directory

Abel Tasman National Park Conservation

The Abel Tasman National Park is managed by the Department of Conservation. Some things to remember include:

  • Do not take dogs or other animals into any of the reserves
  • Do not light fires
  • Take your rubbish away with you
  • Do not remove or disturb any artifacts or other historic remains
  • Camp only in designated camping areas

» Nelson Regional Information

» Abel Tasman National Park Travel Directory

» Nelson Travel Directory

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