Daily Archives: October 15, 2010

A Jewel of the Bay

October 15th, 2010

“There’s a reason the sun shines on New Zealand before anywhere else – every new day in Aotearoa is something to cherish!”

That’s how Lonely Planet commence their report on New Zealand.

And their number one pick to visit in New Zealand?

None other than one of the jewels in the Nelson Bays region it is, New Zealands smallest National Park, otherwise known as Abel Tasman National Park.

More here.…..at the Lonely Planet website.

Further Info;

New Zealand Department of Conservation [DOC] official site

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman info from newzealand.com ….. which has the accompanying video featuring a chap called Ben Fogle, with the following caption;

” This is Ben’s first day in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Trying his hand at kayaking in the park’s clear blue water leads Ben to a colony of seals and in search of some spectacular rock formations.”

and if you are further interested in the walk, and associated topography then besthike.com – has another review of Abel Tasman for the hiker / tramper, including a neat graph showing elevations.