Rock formations, Totaranui, Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park (established in 1942) is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track. It also has a mild climate and is a good place to visit at any time of the year.
View the Abel Tasman National Park factsheet (PDF, 186K)
21 April 2014 alert: The Rameka Track is closed until further notice due to extensive storm damage. Severe tree windfall on this track has made it dangerous and impassable.
The most noticeable features of this park are its golden sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and unmodified estuaries.
21 April 2014 alert: The Rameka Track is closed until further notice due to extensive storm damage.
Walking, sea kayaking and sailing are popular activities in and around the Abel Tasman National Park.
Find out about the Abel Tasman National Park's hut and campsite accommodation. Bookings are essential.
If you are going to be using the track system in the Abel Tasman National Park make sure you are properly equipped and well prepared.
Abel Tasman Memorial acknowledges the first and only visit by Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman to Golden Bay in 1642. It sits on a prominent coastal rock outcrop between Pohara Beach and Wainui Bay.
Find out about recreation opportunities in Tonga Island Marine Reserve in Abel Tasman National Park.
Find businesses who are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Abel Tasman National Park.
Weather for Abel Tasman National Park - Nelson rural forecast
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Abel Tasman National Park - Wild about New Zealand TV series
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies