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Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman and Nelson Regions, New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman and Nelson Regions, New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park is a New Zealand national park located between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay at the north end of the South Island. It is named after Abel Tasman, who in 1642 became the first European explorer to sight New Zealand and who anchored nearby in Golden Bay.

User reviewed online profile of Abel Tasman National Park: Tasman and Nelson regions, New Zealand. Plan your adventure holiday to Abel Tasman National Park armed with information and reviews provided by experts and by users. Find out about when to go, how to get there, what to do, best season to visit, its wildlife, habitat and much more…

What to do in Abel Tasman National Park:

Wild Life: Kiwi, Kokako, Kakapo, Saddleback, Kaka, Parakeet, New Zealand Falcon, Kea, Little Blue Penguin, Paryphanta, Beetle, Spider, Millipede, Glow Worm
Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Sailing, Tramping, Swimming, Camping, Sightseeing

Where is Abel Tasman National Park:

Region: Located at the north-end of the South Island of New Zealand.
Location: Tasman and Nelson districts, Tasman and Nelson regions, New Zealand

When & how to get to Abel Tasman National Park:

Best Time to Visit: 01-Apr to 31-Dec
Getting There: Roads lead to Marahau and Totaranui at either end of the coastal track (1.5 and 2.5 hours from Nelson) and provide access to the inland track system. There are regular and on-demand bus services to the park from local towns and from Nelson as well as a launch and water taxi services.
Nearest Town: Motueka
Nearest Airport: Lake Tekapo
Nearest Railway Station:

Where to stay (Lodges / Guest Houses / Camps / Resorts / Hotels):

Accommodation: There are 8 huts in the park; 4 along the Coast Track and 4 Inland. There are also 20 campsites with a water supply and toilets. All Coast Track huts and campsites must be booked all year round. At Totaranui there is a campground with basic facilities; toilets and cold showers but no power. Bookings are required in summer. There is also an education centre accommodating 40. Backpacker accommodation, motels and lodges are available in the towns near the park.
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Climate & Weather conditions in Abel Tasman National Park:

Temp: 4 c to 24.5 c
Rainfall: 1800 cm
Altitude: 1156 m

Other details about Abel Tasman National Park:

Established: 1942
Area: 225 sq km
Language: English and Maori

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