Famous for its golden beaches, turquoise waters and spectacular scenery New Zealand’s smallest and most accessible national park is a quietly beautiful place to explore.
Kayaking here is considered the best in New Zealand and the coastal track is part of the New Zealand Great Walk network. Whatever option or combination of options you choose the Abel Tasman National Park will leave lasting memories.
Covering 22,530 ha the Abel Tasman opened 19 December 1942, but its history spans more than 600 years.
Many people have left their mark on the Abel Tasman and this rich history comes alive as you explore the park, from names or geographical features it is a content rich place to explore. Project Janszoon is a privately funded trust set up to restore and preserve the Abel Tasman’s rich wildlife for all to enjoy. They have captured beautifully the history of the park and the role that people have had shaping what we now know as the Abel Tasman. Project Janszoon have kindly given us permission to send you to their website which also highlights the ongoing ecological and conservation work happening in the park of which Abel Tasman Kayaks supports in kind and through its contributions to the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust.