- I was here: November 23, 2004, 15 years ago, nothing less.
- Number of days advisable: at least two, until we get overwhelmed about the beauty of the landscape, but we could easily spend between 4 and 5.
- My score: at least 4/5.
In the place that is now known as Golden Bay, the anchor was released for the first time in what this country would be like in the future, in 1642.
After all, Abel Tasman is a rain forest, the first one I visited, and today, in my mind, it is still the best I have ever seen. Maybe I have idealized it for having been the first or maybe because:
- It is next to the sea, on a spectacular coast, where if the weather accompanies you can practice beautiful hiking and / or kayak routes, among them the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, one of the great 9 routes of the country and considered by many as the best among the best.
- Or because it is one of the most leafy that I have visited, with arborescent ferns over 10 meters high and white ferns, the symbol of New Zealand, at every step.
- Or because it also has some of the best beaches in the country, highlighting Awaroa, Wainui and Kaiteriteri.
If after a day of rain and more rain I doubt if I should rate it 5/5, what according to my scale would come to be that I would repeat it more than once, it is because it must have seemed very good to me. In fact, I am sure that it was like that, because just remembering it that feeling of being hallucinating with what I see, that your breath is cut off and your eyes open like plates comes to me, which I repeatedly experienced in that precious country that New Zealand is. Abel Tasman is an explosion of greenery and life that many have no time to explore as it deserves on a regular trip to Aotearoa, as it happened to me even though I had 3 weeks. This is another of many places in this fantasy country that you will leave wanting more.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- THE MOST FAMOUS HIKING ROUTE: ABEL TASMAN COASTAL TRACK
- ABEL TASMAN INLAND TRACK AND OTHER HIKING ROUTES
- KAYAK, MOUNTAIN BIKE, HUNTING, CAMPING
- SITUATION, PRICE AND PERMITS
- CLIMATOLOGY AND WHEN TO GO
- WHAT TO PACK
- WHERE TO STAY AND EAT