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.
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Pest control operation
The Janszoon Trust and DOC will be carrying out an aerial 1080 operation in the Abel Tasman National Park for the control of possums and rats.
Non-toxic pre-feed baits will be applied first followed approximately 5 days later (weather permitting) by toxic baits. The coastal walking track is excluded from the drop zone, as are the huts and camp sites. The coastal walking track will remain open during the toxic drop but the Inland Track and Falls River Track will be temporarily closed until baits have been removed from the tracks.
Depending on weather conditions, it is intended to start this operation on 28 July 2014.
For more information contact the Motueka DOC Office, phone +64 3 528 1810.
The most noticeable features of this park are its golden sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and unmodified estuaries.
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
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies