Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park is located in the northern part of New Zealand's South Island. During our time there, we based ourselves in Marahau - a small town right on the edge of the park. It is one of the country's best spots for hiking, kayaking, and, on the right day, flying the DJI Mavic Pro!
The walk to the entrance of the park is EPIC!
The air is amazing here - it is just so clean, which allows for sunburst shots like this.
There was no shortage of beautiful walks to take in Abel Tasman.
We spent our two nights
at Abel Tasman Lodge. This place had everything you could want - incredible location within walking distance to everything, spacious & clean rooms, amazing customer service, and a beautiful garden area. It was 1 of 2 places on the whole trip to get a perfect score from us. FOR OUR FULL, IN-DEPTH REVIEW, HEAD TO OUR PROFILE.
View from the room. Not a bad way to start the day!
One of the perks of staying in Abel Tasman Lodge is that you don't have to rush out of the national park. Sunset is one of the most beautiful times to explore the area, and it only takes 10 minutes to walk back to the lodge
Abel Tasman Kayaking
If there is one activity that you absolutely MUST do in Marahau, it is a kayaking adventure with Abel Tasman Kayaks. Located just a 2-minute walk from Abel Tasman Lodge, they will take you to beautiful secluded beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, and teach you about the history of the land and culture.
Birds, seals, and penguins all shared space on this beautiful rock formation.
The Fat Tui
is a small food truck that is widely regarded as one of the hidden gems of New Zealand. Their burgers range across the board - beef, chicken, fish, lamb, veggie, turkey, breakfast, etc and from the four we tried, they know what they're doing!
Be sure to check out our full review of Abel Tasman Lodge when we publish it tomorrow! Up next: full feature on Abel Tasman Kayaks, followed by our amazing time on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island! Thanks for reading my #storyoftheday.