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Nelson, New ZealandAbel Tasman National Park Regional Information

Abel Tasman National Park | Regional Information | Activity Highlights | Scenic Highlights | History



Abel Tasman National Park is a national park located at the north end of the South Island of New Zealand, in the Nelson region. Enjoy the beautiful natural environment as you explore the park by boat, air or on foot.

Abel Tasman National Park Overview

Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand

Situated in the north-west corner of the South Island, the Abel Tasman National Park is a popular destination, offering a wide range of outdoors activities and attractions.

Named after Abel Tasman, the Abel Tasman National Park is bounded to the north by the waters of Golden Bay and Tasman Bay. The Tonga Island Marine Reserve adjoins part of the park.

The park is administered by the Department of Conservation.

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Abel Tasman National Park Highlights

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson, New Zealand
Abel Tasman National Park
Nelson, New Zealand
Photographer: Ian Trafford
(www.iantraffordphotos.com)

Abel Tasman National Park is a coastal wonderland of sea, sky, rocky headlands and bright golden beaches.

The Abel Tasman Coast Track is a popular tramping track which follows the coastline. The Abel Tasman Inland Track is an inland route and is less frequented than the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Kayaking, camping and sightseeing are other activities that can be done in the park.

Adventure operators make it easy to find the most magical places in the region. Kayak, river rafting, mountain bike, horse, 4WD (four-wheel drive) motorbike—you name it, you can do it!

Abel Tasman National Park Accommodation

Abel Tasman National Park is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:

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