Home to seal colonies, dolphins, little blue penguins and other marine life, the Abel Tasman National Park is a beautiful nature reserve on New Zealand’s South Island. With its spectacular beaches and hidden coves, there’s a lot to discover! What this gorgeous national park is best known for, however, is the Abel Tasman Coast Track, which runs across it. New Zealand’s compact answer to the North American Pacific Coast Trail, it attracts trekkers from near and far. Kayaking and cruising off the coast are other popular activities, while the Tonga Island Marine Reserve and Separation Point are popular wildlife tourist spots.
Awaroa Lodge is an idyllic eco-retreat surrounded by the Abel Tasman National Park, located on Awaroa Bay, New Zealand. Arriving by air or water transport, soak in the scenic surrounds of this peaceful coastal accommodation that offers a true nature experience sans televisions and cellphone reception.
Stonefly Lodge is a serene adventure retreat overlooking Motueka river nestled between three national parks and located in Stanley Brook, New Zealand. Situated on manicured lawns amid expansive private forests and native bush, enjoy elegant accommodations and incredible fly fishing experiences.
The Resurgence is a chic eco-retreat located in Riwaka Valley, on the fringes of Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks, New Zealand. Explore the lush surroundings that offer bush tracks and trails winding through native forests within the property.
Westhaven Retreat is a luxury resort nestled in the wilderness on a private peninsula, little under a four-hour drive from Nelson. Admire the architectural details of the resort, which was hand-built by its owners and feature environment-friendly decor and exposed timbers.