A unique, coastal national park.

The Abel Tasman National Park was established in 1942 and is located at the top of the South Island between Kaiteriteri and Takaka. 

Managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), features of the park include golden sandy beaches, amazing granite, limestone and marble rocky outcrops and rich, unmodified estuaries. Beautiful forest birds like tui and bellbirds can be seen along with pukeko around the estuaries and wetlands. In 1993 the Tonga Island Marine Reserve was created along one part of the Abel Tasman coast.

Project Janzoon, Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, Tasman Bay Guardians and Experiencing Marine Reserves work with DOC and iwi to restore the ecology of the national park.

Department of Conservation
Experience Marine Reserves
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