Abel Tasman

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Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest park.

It is located on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, in the Nelson Tasman region between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay.

The most notable features of the park are its beaches, with golden sands. The interior of the park is mountainous and rough.

The park is closed to vehicles, and access is either on foot (from one of the various carparks) or by boat.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Pohara Beachfront Motel

Just a 15-minute drive to Abel Tasman National Park and a 30-minute drive to Collingwood, Pohara Motel offers direct beach access and rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs and cooking facilities. Free WiFi is provided. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$111

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Beau Vista Pohara

Beau Vista Pohara is a large modern 3-bedroom home, with a private self-contained studio apartment in Pohara, 32km from Motueka. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$104

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Sans Souci Inn

Offering free WiFi and a restaurant, Sans Souci Inn is set on 3 acres of lovely gardens, 5 minutes' walk from Pohara Beach. Each room offers a patio and free on-site parking. Sans Souci Inn is 20 minutes' drive from Abel Tasman National Park. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$91

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The Bay Lodge

Boasting a lovely outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and free Wi-Fi, The Bay Lodge offers stunning views over Golden Bay and the Millennium Reserve. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with DVD player. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$172

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Wildcat Motel

Located on the edge of Pohara, Wildcat Motel features free WiFi in public areas, free parking and apartments or studios with garden views. Guests have access to shared laundry facilities and a barbecue area. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$86

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See all hotels in Abel Tasman.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Pukeko Retreat

Pukeko Retreat

Featuring free WiFi, Pukeko Retreat is situated in Takaka, 19 km from Golden Bay. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a shared bathroom. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Nelson Airport is 60 km away. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$61

$61-
Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park offers a variety of beach-side accommodation with free on-site parking. All accommodation offers an outdoor seating area and mountain and garden views. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$63

$63-
Beach Units

Beach Units

Offering a restaurant, a bar and free WiFi, Beach Units is directly across the road from Pohara Beach. Each room and studio offers a kitchenette and a dining area. Guests enjoy on-site parking. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$76

$76-
Wildcat Motel

Wildcat Motel

Located on the edge of Pohara, Wildcat Motel features free WiFi in public areas, free parking and apartments or studios with garden views. Guests have access to shared laundry facilities and a barbecue area. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$86

$86-
The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle

Located 3 minutes’ drive from Pohara Beach, The Sandcastle is set on a tranquil valley overlooking the sea. It features self-contained cottages with a balcony offering sea and garden views. Guests also enjoy a sauna and a hot tub. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Sans Souci Inn

Sans Souci Inn

Offering free WiFi and a restaurant, Sans Souci Inn is set on 3 acres of lovely gardens, 5 minutes' walk from Pohara Beach. Each room offers a patio and free on-site parking. Sans Souci Inn is 20 minutes' drive from Abel Tasman National Park. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$91

$91-
Beau Vista Pohara

Beau Vista Pohara

Beau Vista Pohara is a large modern 3-bedroom home, with a private self-contained studio apartment in Pohara, 32km from Motueka. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$104

$104-
Pohara Beachfront Motel

Pohara Beachfront Motel

Just a 15-minute drive to Abel Tasman National Park and a 30-minute drive to Collingwood, Pohara Motel offers direct beach access and rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs and cooking facilities. Free WiFi is provided. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$111

$111-
Kowhatu Estate

Kowhatu Estate

Situated in Takaka, this holiday home is 23 km from Golden Bay. It provides free private parking. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a kettle. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$128

$128-
Pohara Beach Boutique B&B

Pohara Beach Boutique B&B

Offering a sun terrace and views of the lake, Pohara Beach Boutique B&B is situated 100 metres from Pohara Beach, Golden Bay. The property is 60 km from Motueka. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$156

$156-
The Bay Lodge

The Bay Lodge

Boasting a lovely outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and free Wi-Fi, The Bay Lodge offers stunning views over Golden Bay and the Millennium Reserve. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with DVD player. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$172

$172-
Ratanui Lodge

Ratanui Lodge

Situated in the heart of Pohara Beach at Golden Bay, Ratanui Lodge offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast in a beautiful natural setting. It boasts a saltwater swimming pool, a restaurant and a cocktail lounge. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$186 - $228

$186-
Rocky Ridge Cottage

Rocky Ridge Cottage

Rocky Ridge Cottage is situated in Takaka, just 13 minutes' drive from the town centre. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$201

$201-
Villa on the Bay

Villa on the Bay

Located on Pohara Beach in Golden Bay, Villa on the Bay features a wraparound verandah with stunning sea and mountain views. This spacious, 5-bedroom villa boasts free WiFi and a hot tub. Villa on the Bay is located adjacent to a golf course. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$505

$505-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Beaches
The beaches in the Park are quite safe - the surf is minimal and there is little risk of riptides. The water is also quite warm during the summer. Some of the more tidal beaches are also quite shallow just before and just after high tide, so are really great for young children.
Kayaking and Canoeing
Abel Tasman is well-known for its excellent sea kayaking. Options include both guided and unguided trips. Guided trips are usually for a half or full day. Unguided rentals allow visitors to do two to five day trips, either camping or staying at beachfront lodges. Both double and single sea kayaks are available.
Other Interests:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Waterfalls
Hiking and Trekking
Wildlife and Plants

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