Kiwi Rock

  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Landmarks & Hotspots

You’ll find a couple of ‘rockstars’ at Watering Cove in the Abel Tasman National Park, these being a gorgeous cave and a kiwi bird.

The kiwi has been sculpted over time by the wind and the waves and now resembles the shape of the long beak of the flightless bird endemic to New Zealand. Similarly, one of the Abel Tasman’s many sea caves can be discovered at Watering Cove, perfect for nestling inside and capturing some scenic photographs.

Pristine and beautiful, this beach is one of the lesser known destinations in the park but is well worth a visit as you walk the Coastal Track between Marahau and Anchorage. There is a campsite if you wish to stay the night and enjoy your own little private beach (the small campsite only takes a maximum of 5 tents), or alternatively just stop and take in the spectacular scenery for a while before continuing on to Anchorage.

Getting there: You can access Watering Cove by foot whilst walking the Abel Tasman Coast Track, by boat or by kayak.

Photo credits: (1-2) Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi.

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