Published:  

November 2008
This management plan contains detailed objectives, policies and outcomes at places for the management of Abel Tasman National Park.

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Table of contents

  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Lament of Te Oriori a Riri-koko
  • Vision and Primary Objectives

1 - Introduction

1.1  Management planning
1.2  Legislative context
1.3  Background

2 - Places

2.1  The Coast
2.2  The Interior
2.3  The Islands

3 - Treaty of Waitangi

3.1  Giving effect to the Treaty
3.2  Customary use

4 - Natural and historical heritage preservation

4.1  Indigenous species and ecosystems
4.2  landscape and landforms
4.3  Historical and cultural heritage

5 - Access and use

5.1  Visitor management
5.2  Visitor facilitie
5.3  Concessions

6 - Community relations

6.1  Whole park
6.2  The Coast

7 - Administration, implementation and review

7.1  Whole park

Appendices

  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix 1 - Native animals and plant species likely to be found within the vicinity of, or in, the park
  • Appendix 2 - Threatened and at risk native plants of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Appendix 3 - Visitor statistics for Abel Tasman National Park
  • Appendix 4 - Hine-nui-te-pō - The woman who brought death
  • Appendix 5 - Visitor capacity of campsites and huts on the Coast Track
  • Appendix 6 - Recreation Opportunity Review (ROR) decisions
  • Appendix 7 - Processes and principles for setting maximum activity levels for commercially guided water-based and walking activity 

Summary

The Abel Tasman National Park Management Plan is a statutory document that implements the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Management Strategy and provides for the management of Abel Tasman National Park in accordance with the National Parks Act 1980 and the General Policy for National Parks 2005.

The purpose of the management plan is to preserve Abel Tasman National Park in perpetuity for its intrinsic worth and for the benefit, use and enjoyment of the public. The plan seeks to give guidance and clear directions for management of the park by the Department of Conservation. It focuses on 'outcome at place' with detailed descriptions and management outcomes for three specific 'places' within the park: the Coast; the Interior; and the Islands.

This plan remains operative unless formally reviewed in full or in part or amended.

Publication information

ISBN 978-478-14520-5 (hard copy)
ISBN 978-0-478-14521-2 (web pdf)
ISSN 1170-9626

Management Plan Series 16

Contact

Whakatū / Nelson Office
Phone:   03 546 3298
Email:   nelson@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Monro State Building
186 Bridge Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
Motueka Office
Phone:   +64 3 528 1810
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   motueka@doc.govt.nz
Address:   406 High Street
Motueka 7120
Postal Address:   PO Box 97
Motueka 7143
Takaka Office
Phone:   +64 3 525 8026
Email:   Takaka@doc.govt.nz
Address:   62 Commercial Street
Golden Bay
Postal Address:   7110
 

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