Some of the great appeal with Abel Tasman is down to the mild
climate that brings in visitors all year round. Take advantage of
the exquisite walking track that has been included in New Zealand's
Great Walks and choose anything from half-an-hour, two-hour, or
four-hour walks to three to five full days roaming along the 37
Along the way, you'll be able to experience hidden treasures
such Cleopatra's Pool - a natural rock pool with a nature-made moss
slide - or a walk on the 150ft suspended bridge that hovers above
and looks out onto the Falls River.
Cars and buses are not permitted within the national park,
creating a sense of isolation not so easily found in today's world.
Without all of the distractions of modern life, you can completely
immerse yourself in the scenery and look out for the various
wildlife including tui and bellbirds that fill the forest. Whether
you are a keen walker or more of a gentle ambler, there are plenty
of bays, incredible beaches and inlets to explore on foot, plus
numerous activities including kayaking, sailing catamarans or
taking a heli-tour. You may even come across some fur seals
lounging around the rocks of Tonga Island.
Despite its wild nature, Abel Tasman is it perfect for all age
and all abilities - the perfect way for smaller kids or older
family member to get up-close-and-personal with New Zealand's
magnificent and unique nature.
The closest towns to the park are Motueka, Takaka and
Kaiteriteri, should you want to venture out and explore