Abel Tasman National Park

Popular national park famous for its sandy beaches

New Zealand, South Island
Nature & Animals
1-4 days

The Abel Tasman National Park is a very popular national park on the South Island of New Zealand which offers beautiful green scenery and golden beaches. It is named after Abel Tasman, who in 1642 became the first European explorer to sight New Zealand.


General tips for visiting Abel Tasman National Park:

  • The more North you head in the national park, the less people you will see
  • You can also camp inside the national park
  • Bring insect repellent against sandflies

Our favorite things to do in the area:

  • Are you up for the ultimate adrenaline adventure? Check out Skydive Abel Tasman!
  • Hike the popular Abel Tasman Coastal Trek, one of New Zealand's Great Walks for native forests, breathtaking coastal views and wildlife.
  • Consider to hire a kayak or go on a kayak tour to spot seals playing in crystal-blue water. We went with a kayak inside the national park, relaxed at theĀ  and return by hiking back to our camper van.
  • You can also jump on a water taxi for easy exploring