Despite the beautiful beaches, swimming is not the most popular activity in this area, as the maximum temperatures in summer are close to 22ºC.
The park is at the north end of the South Island, 65 km from the city of Nelson, being the closest major city.
ABEL TASMAN INLAND TRACK
The second option behind the wake of the Coastal Track is the 41.1 km long Abel Tasman Inland Track, which runs inside the park.
Kayak is undoubtedly the other great activity in Abel Tasman National Park. It allows you to enjoy some coves that are not accessible in any other way, as well as visit Adele or Fisherman Islands and approach Tonga Island, where there is a seal breeding colony (landing is not allowed). It is likely that we may also see dolphins, which sometimes approach kayaks and other boats.
The first thing to keep in mind is that as in the whole country, free camping is not allowed in Abel Tasman.