Abel Tasman


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Journey From Wellington – Our taxi left for the ferry at 6.45am and the next 12 hours was spent on buses, ferries and in food shops. Sadly on this day we did not see any of the New Zealands famed scenery. In many ways this was a terrible day but once we got to the south island we picked up loads of new passengers.  One of the new passengers only lived 20 minutes away from me, small world.

Food and Drink – Like Raglan,  there was no bars in walking distance so we had a another group dinner and took full advantage of the hostels BYO policy.

Accommodation – We stayed at Barn Backpackers, the rooms had 6 super comfy single beds in them.They only charged us $30 a night as well, bargain.

Hiking (Free)

There is a 23.6km hike to Anchorage (it is 11.8km each way), sadly  I had to turn back early as it was getting dark. The flat walking path is complimented by a stunning array of beaches, streams and look out points. Taking 300 photos in a single day is perhaps excessive but it was only because I fell in love with the place.

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Water Sports (Paid)

There are a number of water sports you can do including kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and sailing.  The sailing trip ended in Anchorage meaning the sailors got to do the whole walk but only had to do walk 11.8km.

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