Hi everyone! I'm finally back after quite a long break of traveling and adventures. After the final week of classes, I headed off bright and early with 9 of my friends to complete the Abel Tasman great walk, located in the northern section of the South Island, near the Marlborough region. Abel Tasman is known as one of the most popular and also easiest Great Walks, but also has beautiful beachfront views the entire way as you alternate walking between beach and forest. The full track, which is what we completed, is about 31 km, or 50 miles. We took the ferry from Wellington to Picton, where we then rented cars and drove around 2 hours to the beginning of the track and we were off for a 5 day backpacking adventure!
|Our lunch spot on the drive out|
|Driving through Nelson|
Our first campsite, Apple Tree Bay, was about a two hour walk from the start of the track. When we got there, we found that we would be sleeping on a beautiful and isolated beach!