Abel Tasman National Park is a national park situated at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand situated in between of Golden Bay and Tasman Bay. It is named after the first European explorer who spotted New Zealand in the year 1642, Abel Tasman. This is one of the smallest National parks in New Zealand with an area of approximately 225.3 sq. Kms. The park was founded in the year 1942. It is covered by bush on all sides and has a few walking tracks for the visitors and has clear blue seas and bays with golden sand. One of the most popular places if not the most popular among locals and tourists alike.
The park consists of forested and hilly country to the north of the valleys of Takaka and Riwaka Rivers and to the north is bounded by the waters of Golden bay and Tasman bay. It is a great place to go and spend your vacation not just because of the relaxing environment which makes you fall in love with the place immediately or because of the great scenic beauty this place is blessed with but also because it has a great list of fun activities which you can do with your family and make sure the experience you have gives you memories which will warm your hearts.
This place is speechlessly stunning, with its white sandy beaches the beautiful clear blue water and great weather with the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand it is a tropical paradise. It is a great place to visit for just these reasons alone as the place guarantees a serene and tranquil ambiance which is sure to soothe your senses and refresh your nerves. Abel Tasman blankets the northern end of a wide range of marble and limestone hills which extend from the Kahurangi National Park; the interior is honeycombed with caves and holes. There are various tracks in the Park, including inland waterways. In The Pukatea Bay, a perfect Crescent of golden sand, the path towards Pitt heads to the site of the ancient Maori pa. And the holes and still look great, and it’s easy to see why the location was chosen as a defensive site and great views.