Abel Tasman National Park is an NZ must see. It’s known as one of the most beautiful areas in New Zealand so we wanted to explore it in as many ways as possible. Firstly we chose water.
After hiring kayaks and a guide, we were dropped off on a beach in the Tonga island marine reserve.
This is our guide Mitchell, he loved tie dye.
We did a bit of seal spotting …
This one was particularly playful, he kept disappearing then popping up alongside us to give us a splash with his tale.
After waving goodbye to our furry friends we found a deserted beach to enjoy a yummy lunch.
In the afternoon we were lucky enough to see more seals. I’ve never been tempted to bask on a rock before but these guys kind of sell it to you.
This area of the bay is known as seal pup day care. Apparently the mothers meet here with their pups and take it in turns to go out fishing. The mums left behind look after all the pups and when the others return the food is shared.
We had the best day out exploring the beautiful waters of Abel Tasman – now it was time to explore on foot …
We found this perfect little beach where we enjoyed a lazy lunch and stumbled across these lovely messages on the way back.