Monday, 1 November 2010
Abel Tasman National Park
It was a 3 hour ferry crossing to the south island, and after stopping for some wine tasting, we arrived in Nelson late afternoon. It's a really small city but really lovely and the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. We did a days hike in the park, taking a ferry from Kaiteriteri to Anchor Bay, and then tramping back along the coastal path to Marahau, a really beautiful walk, amazing blue waters and golden beaches. We headed out in the evening for a few drinks in the city centre dressed as witches for Halloween and discovered that Kiwis don't do that, there were very few others dressed up, but we had a good night. The following day we tramped up to the centre of New Zealand, which is up a very steep hill, but a great view, and then walked along the river and fell asleep in the sun. Fab!