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Coastal dips and river wading on a multi-day hike through New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park
Justin Meneguzzi, January 2024, published by National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Not every Great Walk involves summiting passes — one of New Zealand’s star trails is the 37-mile Abel Tasman Coast Track, whose gentle paths always lead back to coastal viewpoints and beaches for refreshing dips.

6 Reasons why Abel Tasman National Park should be on your winter holiday list
Sally Kidson, August 2023, published in NZ Herald.

Family Ties To Abel Tasman Going Strong After Seven Generations
Gerard Hindmarsh, May 2022, published by Stuff

GO NZ: Three ways to experience Abel Tasman National Park
NZ Herald, Kate Webster, November 2021
Experience a triathlon of holiday activities in the country's only coastal national park.

Oar of NZ's first official Olympic medallist returned to Auckland rowing club
Mina Kerr-Lazenby August 2021
Darcy Hadfield, who grew up at Meadowbank in the Awaroa estuary, was a member of the Waitematā Rowing Club when he won New Zealand's first Olympic medal in Antwerp 1920.

A pick'n'mix Abel Tasman National Park getaway
Colleen O'Hanlon February 2021
Self-guiding seems to be the Kiwi way when it comes to the Department of Conservation's Great Walks...Any ideas about feeling like I was on a school trip ended right as we left the beach at Marahau. Phil, our friendly and likeable guide, did the outdoor equivalent of reading the room...Read more

Whizz in the Wild
Radio NZ interview March 2020
Discover how we are lobbying to support Dept. of Conservation's 'Poo in the Loo' campaign.

Abel Tasman National Park: Heaven on Earth
AA Directions Magazine, Summer 2019
Fiona Terry travels with her family on a 3-Day Kayak & Walk trip. Three generations of a Colorado family shared the experience with them.

Funding for Youth Employment in Motueka
The Guardian (Nelson/Tasman), October 2019
Discover how we're assisting students into the workforce in our community.

New Zealand's best kept secret (not for long)
The Times (UK) October 2018
Amanda Linfoot answers the question: if you could go on holiday anywhere, where would it be?
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American Express Essentials February 2018
H2Whoa rates as one of 17 fun ways to get out on the water.

Duffers on Walkabout published January 2018
Read the Duffield's story with some great images of their 3-Day kayak and walk trip with us, proving you can have a great time in all weather.

A Day in the Park for a Japanese family - published Nov 2017
Mother and daughter story and images published on

One Day in Abel Tasman National Park - published March 2017
Read about Earth Trekkers, a family trip to the Abel Tasman region.

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
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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".

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.