Published Articles

Discover us from the perspective of travel writers and a radio journalist.

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Glam tramping route in New Zealand covers ‘heaven on earth
Toronto Star January 2017
Lisa Jackson discovers "Hot showers, meals, beds — and your luggage — await at stops along the scenic Abel Tasman Coast Track..."

Live your Life, not your Age
Published in the NZ Motorcaravan Association Newsletter, June 2016
Read how cold weather and a wheelchair didn't stop a family celebrating their father's 83rd birthday in the Nelson region.

Glam tramping the Abel Tasman
New Zealand Herald, 19 June 2016
Sara Bunny goes back to nature without having to rough it.

Winter is Perfect
by Kirsty Johnston, NZ Herald 18 June 2016
Discover  more reason to visit the Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson away from peak holiday season.

Awaroa Beach Sale February 2016:
For the Givealittle Campaign to save the Awaroa Sand Spit from private ownership, our CEO Darryl Wilson was interviewed about the importance of this spectacular region to our national heritage ,
Tracy Neal's article about local resident's views on the campaign on local resident's views on the campaign.
Tracy Neal's Radio interview with Darryl Wilson
Articles and video published by Stuff.co.nz
Beach officially returned to the Crown.

Abel Tasman: Made for you and me
be Catherine Smith
New Zealand Herald, June 2015
Catherine thinks the Wilsons could rightly claim Abel Tasman as their own, and writes about her time with us.

Meet the family who live in Abel Tasman National Park
by Cameron Williamson
March/April 2015 issue of NZ Life & Leisure Magazine
Cameron spent time with the Wilson family to discover more of their individual personalities.

Messing About In Boats
by Gerard Hindmarsh
North and South Magazine, February 2015 issue.
Gain an insight into the Wilson family's heritage of "eccentrics".

Wilsons Abel Tasman – the ideal family getaway in New Zealand
TTW online news, January 2015
Discover how our family's history ties into the history of sustainable tourism in the Nelson region.

Hitchhiking, Couchsurfing, and Kayaking Abel Tasman
Mike & Anne Howard are two American newlyweds who thought a ten-day honeymoon wasn’t nearly enough so spent almost 2 years visiting the world's most fascinating places. Read about it on their Honeytrek blog.

Nelson/Tasman: Taste the top o' the south
by Catherine Smith
Published in New Zealand Herald, October 2014
Read how Catherine Smith discovered the newly completed Tasman Great Taste Trail between Motueka and Kaiteriteri, then came with us into Abel Tasman National Park. You could do this trip yourself with our Great Taste Trio.

Eat, Play, Stay: Best of Nelson, New Zealand
by Fiona Harper
Published in LIFESTYLE Online magazine, July 2014
Known as the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand, Nelson is the South Island’s shining star. Fiona Harper road tests the region’s outdoor adventures, finding some delicious reasons to pay the region a visit.

Taste for Travel  (PDF file)
by Fiona Harper
published in The Senior Taveller, August 2014
Ride the Great Taste Trail in combination with walking the Abel Tasman National Park for a civilised easy outdoor adventure.

Discover Abel Tasman  (PDF file)
by Fiona Terry
Published in Australia & New Zealand Magazine May 2014

Nelson: Tasman's treasure
Catherine Smith jumped at the chance to bike and hike her way through Nelson's stunning landscape. Published in The New Zealand Herald August 2013

Beach Trek Turns on Tide  (PDF file)
The Abel Tasman Coast Track is a feast for the eyes – even if it’s a little wet around the ankles, writes Rod Chester in Brisbane's Courier Mail. Published February 2013

Listen to the fascinating story of the Wilson family's involvement with European settlement of the Nelson region. Click the 'play' button below to hear an interview Darryl Wilson did with Jim Mora on Radio NZ Afternoons, 17 November 2011.