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Insider knowledge & tips on the best parts of the Abel Tasman National Park.


Insider knowledge, tips, and stories from our favourite parts of the Abel Tasman region.

Enjoy reading our stories from the around the region. AbelTasman.com produces the annual Abel Tasman Magazine, if you miss out on the print version you’ll find many of the articles, stories and images here. We like to think that this collection of informative blogs will help you appreciate the park and it’s region just that little bit more!

Abel Tasman Magazine - Off the beaten cycle trail - Nelson Tasman
Local Knowledge

Off the Beaten Cycle Trail

Discover the best adventure cycle trails in the Nelson Tasman region. With the ever expanding cycle trails and even brand-new cycling locations having come online in the past several years, even mad-keen cyclists in

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Nelson Arts – Abel Tasman magazine 2021
Abel Tasman Magazine

Nelson Arts

Nelson has long been a haven for artists. This comes as no great surprise when considering its charmed vistas where the water meets the land, stretching over the checker board plains to rolling hills

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Abel Tasman Magazine - Farewell Spit - Golden Bay
Abel Tasman Magazine

Shout Out to the Spits

We all know Nelson Tasman provides us with plenty of places for a beach fix and that we each have our own personal favourite beach. This is a brief ode to the spits –

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Abel Tasman Magazine - Spotlight on Murchison
Abel Tasman Magazine

Spotlight on Murchison

More than a “pie and a piss”! I will start off by fessing up to my personal connection to Murchison. I was the fifth generation on the maternal side of my family to be

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Abel Tasman Magazine - Te Whāwhārua – Ngāti Rārua
Abel Tasman Magazine

Te Whāwhārua – Ngāti Rārua

Tupuna o ngā tāngata o ngā hekengaTe Whāwhārua was called a myriad of names by the early European settlers in the early 1840’s. They were in awe of his size and stature so called

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Abel Tasman Magazine - Spotlight on Riwaka
Abel Tasman Magazine

Spotlight on Riwaka

First, a disclaimer: I live in Riwaka and believe it to be the most splendid place on this planet.  I have been something of a gypsy for most of my life so have lived

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Abel Tasman Magazine - Insight into the Inland
Activities in the Park

An insight into the Inland

The Abel Tasman Inland Track often goes unobserved and is definitely the trail less travelled. Once you’ve explored the Abel Tasman coastline and picked your favourite beach to return to time after time, the

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