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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 - 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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Abel Tasman Magazine - Which kayaking option? Kayak the Abel Tasman
Activities in the Park

Which Kayaking Option?

By the last count, there were over a million different options for kayaking trips in the Abel Tasman! There are so many options and factors to consider it’s enough to give you a headache,

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Abel Tasman Magazine - A Mindful Walk in the Park photo - Photo © Andre & Lisa Ismael - Lightstyle Photography
Abel Tasman Magazine

A Mindful Walk in the Park

“Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua – I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past.”I have always loved this whakataukī (proverb) that speaks to the dynamic perspectives of time where the

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Things to Do

Fantasy Island

Who doesn’t like the idea of visiting a tropical island? Sitting proudly and prominently in the Astrolabe Roadstead are not one but two tropical islands, and there is no better way to check out these islands than in a kayak.

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Things to Do

Tramping Beyond The Abel Tasman

The Abel Tasman Coast Track is a fantastic introduction to tramping. Once you’ve completed a multi-day tramp in the Park, there is no end of options for more tracks to explore. But you’ll need some preparation and perhaps a touch of madness if you’re planning on some more challenging treks through New Zealand’s more remote areas.

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