Travel Blogs from Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

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Abel Tasman National Park

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I wake up and drive to the entrance to Abel Tasman National Park where the kayak tour leaves from.  Our group includes Simon (Austrian), 2 girls Pia and Frauke (German), and our tour guide Jenna (local girl with some killer dread locks).  A ...

Abel Tasman, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... day!!  Well, at the start of the day anyway! We arrived a few hours later in Marahau, on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park. The scenery is lovely. Turquoise seas, backed by golden sandy beaches and rolling hills. We found a spot to camp and ...

Go to the South Island, Girl, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Go to the South Island, Girl

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... a decent Easter after all!! The next day, I take the bus to Kaiteriteri, where I catch yet another boat to Abel Tasman National Park. I trek the lovely half day hike on a flat, forested track that hugged the coastline along cliffs and surrounded by ...

Kay-aaaarrrggghhh-king, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Kay-aaaarrrggghhh-king

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... first sunrise of the new year or anything fluffy like that, though by chance we did, it was to get the early bus to Abel Tasman National Park to go paddling around in a kayak - right now I think I would have preferred the sunrise. First though we had ...

Abel Tasman National Park, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman National Park

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Coastal Track, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Coastal Track

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... where some true picture postcard material proving to be just as popular with swimmers as kayakers and reaffirming the diversity of New Zealand's landscape which over the last week has gone from snow capped mountains and glaciers to a stunning coastline ...

Trekkies, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Trekkies

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... that it was a very touristy hike, with lodges and backpackers along the trail. We turned the car around and headed for Abel Tasman National Park, a couple of hours away, and its Coastal Track, one of New Zealand's nine Great Walks. After booking huts ...

Abel Tasmania, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasmania

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... her birth. Therefore, we decided to celebrate her special day tomorrow, when we arrived in Nelson. We said our final farewells to Abel Tasman. It was a turbulent love affair that started out well, but then she had to go and rock the boat. __________ ...

Beautiful day, beautiful walk, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful day, beautiful walk

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... home at 3.30 to return to the van where we drove back to Nelson. Part of me wanted to stay and do the whole Abel Tasman walk which takes several days but weather due to break tomorrow. Eventually found somewhere to camp in the dark - could hear water ...

The land of a Dutch discoverer, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

The land of a Dutch discoverer

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... the ferry we were back on the bus from the Picton ferry terminal, via Nelson, to Marahau on the edge of Abel Tasman National Park. This National Park was the 2nd one in the World. Only Yellowstone in the USA was before it. We finally arrived at our digs ...

A Change of Plan, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

A Change of Plan

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... ever faithful travelogue. I'm sitting on a bench here in the scorching sun at 'Old MacDonalds Farm' - a camping ground in the Abel Tasman National Park. My clothes are in the washer and I've got a couple of hours to kill. It's completely peaceful here ...

Old Macdonald had a farm......., Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Old Macdonald had a farm.......

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... ! Amazing. We jumped up, had some brekky and made ourselves some sarnies for lunch. We then had a 6 hour walk along the Abel Tasman National Park Coastal Track. This is supposed to be one of New Zealand's "Great Walks" and it sure lived up to it's ...

Magnum Force, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Magnum Force

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Not having a whale of a time, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Not having a whale of a time

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... TravelPod is up and running. I took the bus today up to Nelson on the South Island's north coast, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. For some reason the bus was full of Israeli backpackers, so I spent the journey hoping that Hamas wasn't in ...

Abel Tasman National Park, Abel Tasman National Park - Moteuka, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman National Park

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... all that we needed - internet, camp and supermarket! We used it as our base to explore the nearby Abel Tasman National Park. This is New Zealands smallest national Park, undoubtly one of the most beautiful. We were so surprised, the scenery was exactly ...

Paddling around, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Paddling around

A travel blog entry by vicki

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The Abel Tasman National Park in the north of NZ's South Island is famous for it's spectactular coastal scenery, which can be explored on foot or by kayak. Never one for walking when it's not absolutely necessary, I opted for 2 days bobbing around on the ...

Abel Tasman, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by romero

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... We decided to make a pit stop at the local grocery store to pick up some much needed supplies and then we were off to Abel Tasman National Park, at the time I thought it was just a beach. After arriving we asked around for tours and hikes since Andrea was ...

Slice of Paradise, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Slice of Paradise

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Marahau was our base to explore Abel Tasman National Park. It's another of those sights that everyone raves about, and yes, we can confirm that it is rave-worthy! WOW! Golden sands, blue waters, bays galore, filled to the brim with wildlife and framed by ...

Row, row, row your boat.., Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Row, row, row your boat..

A travel blog entry by heathermills

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After our outside showers, I was suitably awake to begin learning about sea kayaking. We drove down to Abel Tasman Kayaks and met our guides for the day Sam and Garrick. The first hour was basically getting to know your kayak. We stored all our ...

The Intercontinentals, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

The Intercontinentals

A travel blog entry by braamer

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... JOE!!! Thats right, the Yank and the Pom were back in action. We had decided to meet to take a kayaking trip in Abel Tasman Natnl Park. The weather was glorious, and the water was crystal clear, as you can see. This was definately a highlight of the ...

Kayak, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Kayak

A travel blog entry by carolinetogna

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16-17-18/02/09: 3 jours de Kayak dans le parc national d'Abel Tasman. Je suis dans un groupe avec 2 Anglais, 2 canadiens et 3 Kiwis (=habitants de NZ). La journée, on pagaye, on bronze sur le sable ultra-doux, on se ballade dans les montagnes... Le ...

Beaches and Bays, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Beaches and Bays

A travel blog entry by joshandtara

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... national park. In the morning, we hired an Aqua Taxi to take us up the coast and drop us off at a beach in the Abel-Tasman National Park, so we could walk through the park back to where we left our car at the campground. The trail offered some really ...

Exploring Abel Tasman, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Exploring Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by globaljem

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Abel Tasman National Park is rated as one of the best walking sites of New Zealand, although to walk the length of it requires committing to a camping trip. In order to see the best bit of the park it was necessary to get a water taxi in the morning, and ...

Welcome to paradise..., Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Welcome to paradise...

A travel blog entry by weltenbummler07

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Leute, ich war im Paradies! Ich untertreibe nicht, guckt euch die Fotos an! Dann noch aufm Hausboot uebernachtet - ich bin immernoch ...

Willing and Abel??, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Willing and Abel??

A travel blog entry by yelleandjon

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After finding the kayak company and a bus / water taxi to the beach we were assigned our group for the day, two japanese girls and our guide, Kim (a girl).  We set off to the first stop, called Tonga Island where there is a seal colony and ...

Hiking Along the Coast, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Hiking Along the Coast

A travel blog entry by justin.smith

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... view was spectacular, and I could see it all right from the living room. Abel Tasman is the most visited and oldest National Park in new Zealand. It is popular because it is a forest right on the coast. The main hiking track goes along the coast giving ...

Mon Jan 29:  PARADISE FOUND AGAIN, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Mon Jan 29: PARADISE FOUND AGAIN

A travel blog entry by dorotaandsimon

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... we were fairly whacked out after our two day's hiking with back-packs. Let it not be said that hiking in the Abel Tasman National Park is a walk in the park). We then spent the rest of the afternoon and evening chatting with our fellow hikers, ...

West side story, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

West side story

A travel blog entry by danandlawontour

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Hello from Abel Tasman! If you haven't already, you should google it and see where we are. It’s a national park and an amazing place. Golden beaches, palm trees, blue sea and pleasant weather. We had 3 days in Queenstown in the holiday park and had ...

Abel Tasman National Park, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman National Park

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... to move on. Once Matt and Liz swam back to the shore we hiked back up to the van and headed down the road to Abel Tasman National Park.   We arrived at the Park ready for an adventure! Since Matt and Liz had already hiked a part of the Coastal ...

Abel Tasman National Park, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman National Park

A travel blog entry by littlelow

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... an amazing walk, through Forest and across rocks, and then you end up at the drop, which is one of the steepest drops in New Zealand, we then climbed up to the lookout point where you climb across rocks again when you reach the top and you then look out ...

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