Blogs from Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand, Oceania - page 12

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Soon after leaving Wellington, I arrived in a little town called Nelson. Nelson is famous for having the best weather in all of New Zealand, mainly the most number of sunny days. It was a lovely little town, nestled right in the middle of a long mountain range, which somehow made the town feel very cosy. It actually reminded me a little of Banff, with smaller mountains though. From Nelson there are a wide array of outdoor activities available surrounding the town, mainly in the nearby Abel Tasman National Park. New Zealand has chosen 9 different tracks and classified them as their country’s nine great walks. One of these walks is called the Able Tasman Coastal Track which is 51 kms long and they say takes an average of 3 to 5 days to complete. One ... read more
A picture taken en route...
Clear water!
Thank goodness for low tide...


After seeing the Queen Charlotte Sound and now Abel Tasman National Park, I really think I'm seeing the real countryside of New Zealand. I caught the bus from Nelson to the end of the line at Marahau, which is a small village and claims to be the gateway to the Abel Tasman NP; rightfully so being right at the start of the Abel Tasman track. The hostel is in a great setting and I would certainly recommend "The Barn" to anyone looking to stay in the area. An example of NZ's famous friendlyness came after I had done my shopping at the village store, a 15 minute walk from the hostel. After loading up three shopping bags (with the plan to self-cater for a few days in order to balance out the relative extravagance of the ... read more
Famous Split Apple Rock
View from the Abel Tasman track
Swing bridge on the trail


Today we headed to Marahau where we caught a water taxi to Torrent Bay, part of the Abel Tasman National Park. The Abel Tasman National Park is subtropical mountainous area situated right next to the coast line, with loads and loads of beach with golden sands. We walked back to Marahau - a good 20km. ... read more




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