1. Venture into the Abel Tasman National Park
The Abel Tasman National Park is undoubtedly one of the region’s most treasured attractions, offering a range of stunning natural landscapes to explore; from the turquoise blue waters, to the golden sandy beaches, to the sweeping granite coastline, and the lush native bush. The Abel Tasman Coast Track can be accessed from the nearby town of Marahau, or you can venture out from Kaiteriteri on a scenic cruise or kayaking trip to access the track from other points in the park. The park is best experienced on a multi-day adventure that will see you staying overnight at one of the beachfront lodges, camp sites, DOC huts or even the floating backpackers, before continuing on with your scenic walk, kayak, cruise, or flight the next day. For those who are looking for a slice of paradise, but don’t quite have time for a multi-day experience, there are plenty of half and full day sightseeing options available.