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Mar 17, 2007 - Abel Tasman Track - Day 1 - Anchorage Bay Hut

Today was the first day of our first overnight hike and we were so excited! We had a very short walk to the first hut so we took our time packing the backpacks and getting everything ready. Matt had to pack and re-pack his bag several times because we had more stuff than he had room for. We decided the best thing to do was to tie one of the sleeping bags and the saucepan (not the lightweight, camping kind but the heavy, kitchen kind that came with the van) to the outside of his pack. This proved to be the center of endless jokes, laughter...

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Dec 10, 2006 - Nelson and Golden Bay, New Zealand

We had heard that Golden Bay was a bit of a hippy hangout where a large number of artists reside. It sounded interesting and given that it was also on the edge of the Abel Tasman national park (which apparently boasts some of the best beaches NZ has to offer) and one of the sunniest climes in NZ we decided it was a good location for a few days R&R. On the way we stopped off at a small place called Punakaiki where we visited the bizarre rock formations known as the 'pancake rocks'. They are so named due to their resemblance to a stack of...

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Aug 18, 2005 - Abel Tasman

Renowned in NZ for its glorious weather (particularly in the winter - lucky again), Abel Tasman is the country's smallest national park but offers some of the most tranquil coastal scenes. It's a place where temperate rainforest meets crystal clear waters. After a first day exploring the park on foot, the next day we took to the water in kayaks! With a guide we paddled on the calmest coastal waters we've ever seen. There were hundreds of sea birds and beautiful rock formations such as the Split Apple - one of NZ's most famous landmarks...

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Jul 17, 2005 - Abel Tasman National Park

Brief visit to the park - arrived in the evening to find that wecould either stay in a barn with only a camping stove(well almost! was called Old Macdonalds Farm!!!) or head back to the last big town! so we headed back. Found ourselves a nice YHA with good kitchen facilities and set up for the night. Ros and Rupert, who'd joined us for 10 days, headed off the next morning, and in the afternoon, we headed back into the park, took a water taxi round the coast, did a few hours walking through the lovely scenery, then water taxi back. A few...

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