Abel Tasman Must Dos
Make sure you experience the best of the Abel Tasman National Park!
Spend the night in the Park!
Day trips in the Abel Tasman are awesome, but many of the truly magical moments happen when you’re camping beside the beach making – it’s a must do! The sunsets and sunrises are incredible and there is a sense of peace and tranquillity from camping in the great outdoors that’s hard to put into words. The most tranquil times each day are in the mornings and at dusk, and you can only experience those windows of complete serenity when you’re staying in the Park.
Go for a Swim!
Safe beaches and crystal-clear freshwater swimming spots.
From about November to April the waters along the Abel Tasman coastline are a great temperature for a dip. Because we don’t generally get any surf or strong currents, the Park is full of safe swimming beaches. For young family members, there are many shallow, sandy estuaries to play around in. The best fresh water swimming spot is Cleopatra’s Pool which includes a completely natural rock water slide. You can reach Cleopatra’s pool by taking a side trip (walk) from Torrent Bay or Anchorage.
Walk Across the Swingbridge
High above Falls River, hangs one of the most iconic Swingbridges in New Zealand.
The Falls River Swingbridge, located between Bark Bay and Torrent Bay provides amazing views down Falls River. The water below reflects the lush native bush that lines the banks of river and gives the whole spot a deep green hue. The bridge and the views down the river are often photographed by visitors, and for good reason.