YOU NEED TO GO HERE NOW!
Have you ever dreamt of visiting New Zealand??
Of course you have, everyone has. So it is simple, just go. Quit procrastinating, quit making excuses, buy plane tickets, and everything else will fall into place after that. You need to go...right now...don't wait a minute longer...just go!
But where to? How should I pick just ONE destination when the entire country is so large and diverse?
That I cannot help you with, you are going to have to either stay for a couple of months or find somewhere that offers a little bit of everything you enjoy.
If I were to buy tickets right now and had to choose my destination with no hesitation it would be Abel Tasman National Park. Why?
The Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's only coastal national park and its golden sandy beaches and clear turquoise water make it one of the most popular and accessible. To explore the beauty of the Park you can access by walking into the Park from Marahau, take a cruise to one of the many beaches along the Coastal Track, sea-kayak from various beaches or fly and be dropped off at Awaroa Bay. source
ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR NATURE LOVERS AND ADVENTURISTS.
And I am both, so this national park is everything I could want and more!
Kayaking and Hiking are two of the main staples people do when they visit here. While kayaking, you will more than likely see pods of killer whales, enjoy friendly interaction with seals, and explore rock formations all before landing on a deserted beach for some R&R.
Also, a perk of making Abel Tasman your primary destination is that you can make it a week long trip or just a day or two deal which leaves you time to see other attractions on the south island!
IF YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT NEW ZEALAND, ADD ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK TO YOUR "MUST SEE" LIST - YOU TRULY WILL BE BLOWN AWAY!
If you are interested in learning more about traveling to New Zealand check out our previous post about the North Island and the South Island!