This wild and postcard-perfect National Park is set within a range of limestone and marble hills along a coastline of hidden coves and remote inlets. It’s where Dutch seafarer Abel Tasman anchored his ships in 1642 – the first European to visit New Zealand.
Located on the very top of the South Island, the Abel Tasman region has the highest amount of sunshine hours in the country.
Although it’s the smallest national park in New Zealand, it’s also the busiest - with 230,000 visitors to the region every year. Visitors flock here due to the many gorgeous beaches with soft golden sand, clear water (and wild fur seals lounging on the rocks!), and the stunning Abel Tasman hike - which we'll tell you all about here.