New Zealand

Tramper

Abel Tasman National Park

In many ways, the track that explores the golden shoreline of this coastal park and the park itself have become synonymous. When people say "Abel Tasman," they invariably mean both the park, New Zealand's smallest, and the track, New Zealand's most popular. So it is ironic that the foreshore along which most of the Coastal Track passes has only recently (1998) been added to the park.

There's more to Abel Tasman than this track, however. Inland is a karst environment crossed by another track, and featuring the spectacular Harwood's Hole — the largest drop shaft in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Area 225.33
square kilometres
Visitors 119300
International visitors 2008 (Ministry of Tourism).
Established 1942
Maps
NZTopo50-BP25
ID 1439

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Added 10 June 200610 June 2006 by MatthewMatthew. 3 revisions, most recently 20 November 201220 November 2012 by MatthewMatthew.
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