- Abel Tasman National Park
- Landmarks & Hotspots
At the northern end of Anchorage in the Abel Tasman National Park, you’ll find another of Nelson Tasman’s much-loved (but less-known) rock stars.
The formation dubbed as elephant rock is accessible at low-tide and is nestled inconspicuously into the granite coastline.
Whilst from afar it appears there is simply a giant rock here, an archway that has been carved out by the tide appears to have a baby elephant sheltering inside, and is just big enough to cater to a photo opportunity with the elephant.
How to get there: Anchorage is accessible via boat, water taxi and kayak trips into the Abel Tasman National Park, or can be reached by foot along the Abel Tasman Coast Track (approx 4hr from the Marahau carpark).
Photo credit: www.nelsontasman.nz.