Situated between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay and just 1 hour from Bay Crest Motor Lodge is the adorable and vastly popular Abel Tasman National Park.
This piece of coastal paradise was opened in 1942 to mark the 300th year after Abel Tasman became the first European explorer to discover it. It is the most frequented of all of New Zealand’s national parks and is perfectly catered for outdoor adventure and relaxation.
With its incredibly lush forests, golden sand beaches and fascinating rocky outcrops, the mighty Abel Tasman National Park is a must-do for any adventurer visiting Tahunanui and Nelson.
The National Park’s beaches and bays are its most prized feature, bringing thousands of visitors to its golden sands from all parts of the world.
Kaiteriteri Beach, which is situated at the southern end of the Abel Tasman National Park, is considered by most to be the most beautiful of all beaches in the region. It features glittering golden sands, crystal clear blue/green water and a myriad of sea life, including fur seals, dolphins, blue penguins and orca whales, as well as land species such as Tui and Bell birds, shags and gannets.
Kaiteriteri is known as the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park and offers a variety of wonderful adventure activities, including sea kayaking, sailing, walking tracks, mountain biking, scenic cruises, water sports and wildlife watching.
The Abel Tasman National Park has more annual sunshine hours than any other part of New Zealand, making it a reliable and appealing all-year-round holiday destination.
If you wish to know more about The Abel Tasman National Park, whether it be other key highlights and access, or rental car company
and accommodation options, or if you’d like a few tips, be sure to speak to the team at Bay Crest Motor Lodge in Tahunanui, Nelson.
Two great options for getting to Abel Tasman National Park from our motel in Nelson could be to hire a car or perhaps you could buy a second hand car from a used car dealer
, which you could easily sell once you've completed your holiday in NZ.