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Stunning landscapes with the diverse geography of beaches, virgin forests and rugged mountains characterize Nelson Tasman. The town has attracted creative people for a long time. Traditional, contemporary and Maori craftspeople live here. Visit their studios, explore the weekend craft markets and sample the delicious artisan food while you are here. Alternatively, make Nelson your base to explore the Abel Tasman National Park. Here are the Things to do in Nelson.
1. Visit Abel Tasman National Park
Explore the coastal paradise of Abel Tasman National Park from land, on the water or from the air. Choose from cruises, water taxi services, kayaking, heli-tours and sailing catamarans. Indulge in the ultimate experience of Abel Tasman by sleeping under the stars. The park is accessible from Marahau and Kaiteriteri in the South, and from Golden Bay and Totaranui in the North.
Ancient Maori Culture
Pursue the walking track at Te Puketea Bay that leads to an ancient Maori pa defensive site. Observe the terracing and food pits as well as the views that gave the Maori a competitive advantage in hunting etc.
The national park is home to native wildlife such as the Tui, bellbird, shags (cormorants), gannets, fur seals and little blue penguins.
Things to do at the National Park
The Abel Tasman Coastal Track is known to be one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks.” It takes 3 – 5 days to complete it. Climb around headlands, through native forest, to a series of beautiful beaches! Alternatively, take the inland tracks that lead up to the karst landscape of Takaka Hill for a different view of the park.
Go on a guided day trip by boat and track walking by arranging pick up or drop off points at various points along the tracks.
Go on a guided tour to the idyllic sea kayaking region of Abel Tasman National Park. There are various guided tours that start from Marahau, Kaiteriteri and Golden Bay. Expert guides are trained to show you the best of what the national park offers. Alternatively, independent travelers can rent a sea kayak and stay at the campsites, huts or lodges within the park.
For more information, please visit; www.newzealand.com/int/feature/national-parks-abel-tasman/
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