Abel Tasman National Park

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Abel Tasman National Park
Photo: © Martin Maun
Deserted beach in Abel Tasman
Photo: © Patrick Orlob
Kayak at Kaiteriteri Beach
Photo: © Tobias Thierer
Split Apple Rock
Photo: © Tristan Schmurr / CC BY

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Set in the far north of the South Island, Abel Tasman is the smallest national park in New Zealand. But small is beautiful and this certainly holds true for this beach-lover's paradise. Abel Tasman is not a single beach but a number of beautiful bays, all of which feature pristine, golden sand and forest backdrops. Now I could have probably picked most of New Zealand's best beaches from Abel Tasman alone, but that seemed a little unfair on the rest of the country. The only possible downside is that whilst the national park is heaven for nature lovers it isn't the most accessible of places, with many beaches only reachable by trail or kayak.

Kaiteriteri Beach is often cited as the finest of Abel Tasman's beaches with its uniquely golden sand formed from crystals of quartz and mica washed from the native granite. Totaranui is another great beach, with its 1km stretch of sand and relatively easy access it is one of the park's most popular. Also worthy of mention is the horseshoe shaped Onetahuti (Tonga) beach with its fur seal colony just offshore.

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Abel Tasman National Park Weather Info

5 Day Abel Tasman National Park UV Index

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Abel Tasman National Park tide times & sea state

Fri 22/02 »

Surf report for Fri 22/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
19:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 01:38am (0.32m)
High 07:47am (5.98m)
Low 02:03pm (0.25m)
High 08:10pm (5.68m)
Daylight
First light06:31
Sunrise07:00
Sunset20:22
Dark20:51

Sat 23/02 »

Surf report for Sat 23/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
13:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 02:20am (0.45m)
High 08:27am (5.83m)
Low 02:43pm (0.48m)
High 08:47pm (5.49m)
Daylight
First light06:32
Sunrise07:01
Sunset20:21
Dark20:49

Sun 24/02 »

Surf report for Sun 24/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
19:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.73m)
High 09:02am (5.56m)
Low 03:22pm (0.85m)
High 09:21pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light06:34
Sunrise07:02
Sunset20:19
Dark20:48

Mon 25/02 »

Surf report for Mon 25/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
19:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 03:37am (1.11m)
High 09:36am (5.21m)
Low 03:59pm (1.29m)
High 09:54pm (4.91m)
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise07:03
Sunset20:18
Dark20:46

Tue 26/02 »

Surf report for Tue 26/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 04:15am (1.54m)
High 10:11am (4.85m)
Low 04:38pm (1.73m)
High 10:33pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light06:36
Sunrise07:04
Sunset20:16
Dark20:44

Wed 27/02 »

Surf report for Wed 27/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
19:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 04:59am (1.95m)
High 10:58am (4.51m)
Low 05:27pm (2.13m)
High 11:33pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:06
Sunset20:15
Dark20:43

Today's weather

Fair

18 °C
(64 °F)

Light air, 3.2 km/h from NE

Sea temperature

18.9°C / 66°F

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