Another place in New Zealand you must see is the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand’s smallest National Park. However unlike Fiordland it has one of the sunniest climate and the top coastal scenery in New Zealand and can be visited at any time of the year.
Abel Tasman National Park is famous for it’s white sandy beaches with views across the clear pristine waters of the Tasman Sea. At the rear of the beaches, the national park is roofed in exotic Rainforest and Manuka Tea Tree a bushy shrub rarely more than 12?15 ft high. The Abel Tasman walk is a good choice to see this park and takes 3-5 days. Sea Taxis are on hand and can drop you off at any number of beaches within the park. Alternatively you can simply enjoy your time just indulging on the beaches. Kayaking is a popular sport too out here and an excellent way to see the place as you have access to all the beaches, including those that the walk misses out on. Did you know that for at least 500 years the Maori’s lived along the Abel Tasman coast, gathering food from the sea, and rainforests, and also growing kumera in certain areas.