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Which is best place to stay around Around Abel tasman park ?

Bangalore
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Which is best place to stay around Around Abel tasman park ?

Inside / Outside ? Kaiterteri or any other place ? I would like to explore beach too.

Nottingham
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1. Re: Which is best place to stay around Around Abel tasman park ?

We've booked Almyra at Kina Resort, on the coast near Tasman. All Trip Advisor reviews of it are excellent.

Dunedin, New Zealand
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2. Re: Which is best place to stay around Around Abel tasman park ?

"Which is the best......." questions are always quite difficult as 'best' is mostly a subjective term relative to your personal preferences and expectations.

Abel Tasman spans the mostly tourist orientated settlements of Kaiteriteri and Marahau, the remote baches of Awaroa, to the rural lifestyle and farming communities of Golden Bay.

Your experience of the various areas of Abel Tasman will depend on your own fitness levels, experience and skills, means of access, time & funds available, expectations etc. Which is the 'best' will be that which is the closest match to your needs. What is 'best' for someone else, may be a horrid ordeal for you. And visa versa.

Motueka
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3. Re: Which is best place to stay around Around Abel tasman park ?

There are beaches everywhere and they're all beautiful. Calm and clear so no good if you like surfing. If you want to walk into the National Park, stay at Marahau. It is a lovely small village with great accommodation options but a long way from anywhere else if you don't have a car. The camping ground at Totaranui is an option - lots of facilities and wonderful beach but even further from any town - a 1 hour drive from Takaka (Golden Bay) over a rough winding road. Kaiteriteri is the best option for catching a boat into the Park. All maps and driving directions can be found at abeltasman.co.nz/abel-tasman-national-park/…

Dunedin, New Zealand
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4. Re: Which is best place to stay around Around Abel tasman park ?

The road to Totaranui isn't a 'rough' road.

It is winding and the surface is well consolidated gravel. It is quite navigable by cars, camper vans etc. Drive with care and be alert on the tight corners.

The road has had a major overhaul in the past year after being closed for some time due to flood/landslip damage, Christmas 2011.

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5. Re: Which is best place to stay around Around Abel tasman park ?

And the length of stay and your planned activity (in addition to seeing the beaches) will certainly influence the 'best' decision. The time of year and any aversion to crowded beaches should be considered.

If you have 2 or more nights I would certainly consider the drive over Takaka Hill into the Golden Bay area as a extra highlight of the trip.

As well as access as described above to the western side of Abel Tasman, there are numerous other attractions, forest, caves and beach walks.

6. Re: Which is best place to stay around Around Abel tasman park ?

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