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Abel Tasman National Park


Introduction
Water Skier - Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park preserves the native bush and the coastline whose rare beauty stirred to rapturous enthusiasm the French explorer Dumont d'Urville, the first European to see it properly, when he came to describe the peaceful waters that mirror rocky headlands. As the topography ranges from the coastal islands through bush to high country there is a great diversity of plant, insect and bird life. Proclaimed a national park in 1942 , the park holds fascination for the casual walker, tramper, shooter, caver, skindiver, water-skier and even for the family at the beach for a day.

However, to appreciate the region fully one should emulate Dumont d'Urville and explore by boat the sandy nooks and rocky crannies of its coastline. A number of huts serve trampers but many choose to pitch their tents in the wild. There are camping grounds at Totaranui and at Marahau (just outside the park). The park includes Harwoods Hole, and the famous potholes of Canaan are just beyond the boundary. Pigs, some goats and a few deer offer the only hunting.

Attractions of Abel Tasman National Park

Cave Systems
On the south-west edge of the park are several spectacular cave systems, including an extraordinary pothole, Harwoods Hole. Fully 370 metres in depth, the hole is among the deepest of its kind to have been explored, although the Nettlebed system, under Mt Arthur, is certainly very much deeper.

Boating
The coast, delightful as it is, must be treated with respect. Boat-owners should obtain information from local residents and have with them the appropriate marine charts. The topography of the park is such that sudden squalls and whirlwinds can occur, particularly near valleys and headlands. Particular points of interest include the Astrolabe Roadstead (where the French explorer Dumont d'Urville anchored his corvette, Astrolabe, for a time in 1827), Adele Island (named for the French explorer's wife) and the remarkable, and unmistakable, Split Apple Rock.

Sea kayaking
Remote coves, seal colonies, ancient Maori pa sites and curious geological phenomena can all be explored at leisure from sea kayaks built with water-proof compartments for luggage and camping equipment. 1- to 4-day excursions may be arranged.

Other Attractions
Abel Tasman National Park has a beautiful rocky coastline edged by rain forest and many opportunities for "tramping" (what Kiwis call hiking), sea kayaking and boating. Inland are caves and Maori rock carvings. Nelson is a good base for visiting the park. Local companies provide day trips through the park and on the water, as well as shuttle service to Marahau, where the Abel Tasman Coast Track begins. Marahau is also a good place to rent sea kayaks. All kinds of birds, including penguins, and dolphins are not uncommon in and around Tasman Bay.

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