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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

The Abel Tasman Coast Track is a 60 kilometers long walking track within the Abel Tasman National Park on the north west of New Zealand’s south island. It is well sheltered and with mild weather in all seasons is accessible and open throughout the year. So for us it was an easy start, especially as its easy to do short sections.

We chose a short section between Torrent Bay and Bark Bay which incorporates some steep paths, beautiful views over the two bays and a crossing of the Falls River by a swing bridge. It was simple to setup, a boat trip from a nearby town and a scheduled pick up by the same boat from the beach at Bark Bay a few hours later.

Walking on a beach section, got a bit too close to the nest of this seabird.
So backed off to avoid a pecked head.

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Perfect weather, great location, beautiful views, and an easy hike – all accomplished without mishap.

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