|Common terns with chick on nesting spit © Briar Cook|
|New Zealand Saddleback (Tieke) photo Department of Conservation|
While everyone is gearing up for a long and hot summer in the Abel Tasman National Park it may be time to reflect on how lucky we are to have this paradise on our doorstep. This year AA Directions Magazine rated Cleopatra’s Pool as one of the top ten swimming spots in the country. Observation Beach, also in the Abel Tasman was listed as one of the best water access only beaches in New Zealand. These are just two of the popular attractions in the Abel Tasman National Park that visitors enjoy every year.
With the earlier release of Saddleback on Adele Island, and Kakariki and Kaka at Wainui, the Abel Tasman will once again be a mecca for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Project Janszoon Trust, Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, and volunteers from the local community are working hard to remove pests and weeds so that this special park remains a wonderful place to visit and a safe place for New Zealand’s native species to flourish. With mice found once again on Adele Island the battle continues!
Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year, and a fun filled summer.
Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks holds Department of Conservation guided walk concessions in the Nelson Lakes, Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks, and is proud to be a member of the Nelson-Tasman Sustainable Tourism Charter.
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