Abel Tasman Marahau Lodge
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Abel Tasman national park is in the north west corner of the South Island. we stayed in marahua which is a small village at the end of the road to the park . it is only possible to progress further by foot, kayak or water taxi.
Our plan had been to catch a water taxi to a certain point in the park then walk back to another point and get a …
We arrived at the last motel just before the park entrance at lunch time - a great location, and good views from the terrace of the garden and fields. We walked into the park in the afternoon for several hours and found a great beach where I had a wonderful invigorating swim on a hot afternoon and saved up our expensive water taxi ride for the next …
We had a great nights sleep last night..it was cool and quiet. Our superior room is adjacent to a wetland so there are lots of sounds we don't recognize. Not many predators in NZ so we don't have to worry. The neat thing about this place is that we have a nest of swallows on the overhang of our balcony. The mom and dad spend the day feeding the babies. Mike and I watched ...
... for a short little walk through the nearby Downs and stumbled upon a cave which we then spent the next 1.5 hours exploring thoroughly via the light on Mike's iPhone (we had all left our headlamps back at the hut, see...). This unmarked, extensive cave network was incredibly cool: filled with stalagmites and stalactites, as well as rushing water and local NZ insects called Weva.
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... dolphin spotting and I managed to see a couple. I was a happy girl and we even had wifi! I had a good Facebook chat with the lovely Andrew :)
We made a couple of stops on our way to The Barn lodge at Marahau including Nelson. We also went to the supermarket for a few days worth of food before heading to the lodge. The roads were extremely windy, good job we knotted our shopping bags as it was dark and food would have fallen all on the bus floor.