Abel Tasman National Park Travel Blog

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Stayed at a nice place called the barn but a little chilly in our room, someone needs to bring central heating to hostels in NZ- you will make a fortune! The next morning we got a water taxi up to a plcae called Onetahuti to begin our walk. Started well with us leaving stuff in the car so had to rush back and then having to get the boat man to buy us batteries and bread, there's nothing like being organised! Anyway the walk was very pretty, lots of beautiful coves and bays and forest. We were lucky with the weather as even though it was cold was still sunny. Arrived at our hut about 5pm and there being no electricity there wasn't much to do for the evening. A round of cards, our cold pasta and a 3 hour game of "guess what I'm thinking of" before bed. No heating in the bunk room (which is  probably why most people slept in the communal room) so we were pretty cold all night and uncomfortable. Kept waking up willing morning to come. When it finally arrived we had a 4 hour walk out of the park. After half an hour my feet were really hurting so we played the question game the whole way back too. Stunning scenery though, would be even nicer in the summer so you could swim in sea.

Once back at the hostel we decided to drive on and set off for Greymouth.

Caroo says:
Sounds like a lot of fun!
Posted on: Jul 05, 2006
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Abel Tasman National Park
photo by: Koralifix