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  • Interesting coastline.
    Interesting coastline.
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  • Awaroa Beach
    Awaroa Beach
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  • Lovely rocks, but there are seals there too.
    Lovely rocks, but there are seals there...
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    Abel Tasman Map

    by kiwigal_1 Written Jul 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This Map of the Abel Tasman National Park was supplied to me by our kayaking guide. The map shows the geography of the park and the different bays that I mention in my travelogue to help give context to my descriptions of the various bays we visited during the kayaking trip. Most kayaking tour groups in the region will have variations of the trip I went on.

    Map of Abel Tasman
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    Gorgeous secluded beaches.

    by kiwi Updated Mar 9, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Around every corner is another secluded idyllic beach where you can stop and rest for a while. Most are accessible from the track, and from the kayaks.
    All this in Abel Tasman National Park, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.

    Fondest memory: I really love the bush and especially the tree ferns, not to mention the golden sand and blue/green water!

    Small, but private!
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    Clear skies, Beautiful seas and glorious sand.

    by kiwi Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The seas are crispy clear and the sand is so golden like you have never seen before. Around every corner is another beach and more secluded beauty.
    The bush is pristine, some natural and original, some is regrowth after pioneers cleared some of the land in an attempt to farm it.

    Awaroa Beach
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    Rocks again.

    by kiwi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Often I found the rocks more beautiful and interesting than the seals. The shapes and colours were endless and intriguing.

    Fondest memory: I have no idea how on earth these seals get up onto the rocks, as if they have very useful arms!! But those flippers must be powerful to drag their heavy weight up the rocks.

    Lovely rocks, but there are seals there too.
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    Seals sunbathing on the rocks.

    by kiwi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: If you know where to look, and then look hard you find the graceful seals sunbathing on the rocks. Just don't get too close, they smell quite bad!!
    The Water Taxi drivers take you to see them and can answer most of your questions.

    Look hard for the seals.
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    Water birds in the Park as well.

    by kiwi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: There are water birds in the Park as well, here basking on the rocks.

    Fondest memory: There's just so much to see on a visit to Abel Tasman National Park.

    More rock sitters.
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    Watch the colour of the sea change thru the day.

    by kiwi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Even just the colour of the sea makes the visit here worthwhile. To get up for sunrise or sit on the beach at sunset is great to see the colours change.

    It's the colours that are so awesome.
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    Interesting Coastline.

    by kiwi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Be sure to get out onto the water and experience the coastline, there is so much to see. Here we view the amazing rock formations with lovely colours and of course the gorgeous blue/green sea.

    Interesting coastline.
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