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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 - Winter in the Park
Abel Tasman Magazine

Winter in the Abel Tasman

A quintessent winter day in the Nelson Tasman region starts out with clear blue skies, temperatures hovering around zero and the grass covered in a layer of frost. By mid-morning however, the temperatures will

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St Arnaud gateway to the Nelson Lakes National Park
Local Knowledge

Spotlight on St Arnaud

ST ARNAUD: GATEWAY TO NELSON LAKES NATIONAL PARK It is sometimes easy to forget the Nelson Tasman region is home to three national parks. While the Abel Tasman is undoubtedly the most famous of

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Location Guide - What are the best pearts of the Abel Tasman National Park
Local Knowledge

Abel Tasman Location Guide

The best parts of the Abel Tasman A common question we get asked by visitors is: “Which is the best part of the Abel Tasman?” This is the Abel Tasman’s FAQ equivalent of “How

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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

Rich in gold rush history, Murchison offers the best white water kayaking and rafting in New Zealand. I will start off by fessing up to my personal connection to Murchison. I was the fifth

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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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