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You’ll be amazed at how many delights can be packed into just 150km…and that doesn’t include the wonders of the Abel Tasman National Park itself, which doesn’t even have any roads going through it! 

Starting in Nelson, turn off along the Moutere Highway to enjoy some fine driving roads and the vineyards at Mahana, where we filmed a number of our videos. Arrive at Marahau or Kaiteriteri to enjoy the beaches and enter the glorious walks and boat trips in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Coming back from Motueka, look out for the stone messages in the mud at low tide, and then take the scenic route back via Ruby Bay and Mapua, another favoured film location of ours.  We strongly recommend you take the loop in a clockwise direction, as then you can time it to finish in Mapua in the evening, and enjoy hot Fush ‘n Chups, (now you’re talking like a Kiwi), and a glass of pinot gris on the wharf as the sun sets….

The Nelson, Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri and Mapua Loops

Delights that await you...

Click through the gallery below to see just some of the delights that await you en route, many of which were taken on my own adventures, (you can probably spot those ones….)

No not a flooded car park...Nelson WoW World of Wearable Art and Classic Car Museum

Mahana Vineyard where we shot a few videos...

Abel Tasman Water taxi

Another busy day at the Abel Tasman office...

Have it your way....

Abel Tasman Views from the Tracks

Life's a beach at Kaiteriteri...

Another good reason to stop at Mapua...

Tempted? Then time it right for Mapua...

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