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Abel Tasman National Park, NZ

After getting off of the ferry on the south island of New Zealand, we headed west to visit the coastal paradise of Abel Tasman National Park. It was getting late, so we stopped in the small town of Motueka to get some sleep. The next morning we continued driving north to Abel Tasman. We were lucky this time with the weather and decided to do some sea kayaking. It was amazing! Definitely a must do on the south island.

Abel Tasman is the smallest but one of the most spectacular National Parks of New Zealand. While kayaking we were impressed by the forest extending right down to the water’s edge, an Indiana Jones like scene. The tiny, private, golden beaches were absolutely stunning. In addition, we were lucky to find some baby seals! They were super cute and playful. Adam patted the water trying to make them come closer and they came over to play with him without hesitation. It was a lot of fun! I would like to come back to camp and kayak for three or four days during our next visit to New Zealand.

Enjoy the pictures!

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