Abel Tasman National Park - Stay at Century Park
NZ’s smallest national park is 22,350ha, and is famous for its golden beaches stretching from Marahau, near Motueka, to Wainui Bay, in Golden Bay. There are two walking tracks; the beautiful coastal track, and the inland track through the hilly centre of the park. Bring your own supplies and hiking gear. Near Marahau, and a short drive from Motueka, is Kaiteriteri Beach a favourite holiday spot with accommodation, restaurants, camping, playgrounds and golden sands.
Getting AroundThere are four main gateways to the park. Marahau and Kaiteriteri are at the southern end, reached by road from Motueka. The two northern entrances are at Totaranui and Wainui, reached by road from Takaka in Golden Bay. Regular and on-demand bus services provide access to both points. Commercial boat operators offer day excursions, drop-off and pick-up for walkers at various points throughout the park.
Exploring OutdoorsAll levels of fitness can enjoy the coastal track with easy walking through native bush. Kayak the tranquil coastline past golden beaches, seals and dolphins.
AmbienceAbel Tasman’s golden beaches and expansive estuaries are punctuated by rocky outcrops of granite, limestone and marble. This stunning landscape is perfect year-round to recharge your batteries.
Action and AdventureSea-kayaking operators based at Nelson, Marahau, Kaiteriteri and Golden Bay offer guided trips and freedom rentals, plus gear and safety advice. Enjoy the sounds of the native bush on the inland route or watch seals on the beach along the coast. Paddle a traditional Māori waka (carved canoe), skydive or speed through the waves on a water taxi.
AccommodationLodges and Kiwi holiday homes. Designated Department of Conservation campsites and the eight huts (four per track) must be booked and paid for in advance during the summer. Please remember - carry your food and water in and your rubbish out.
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