Best time to visit Abel Tasman National Park

Travel Guide NZ

Summer is the most popular month to head to Abel Tasman, but it’s a little known secret that any time of year is the best time of year to visit this national park. With a moderate, maritime climate, it boasts the highest annual sunshine hours in the whole country. December and January is peak season, with most, if not all, campsites, huts and accommodation booked up - so why not opt to visit this beautiful part of New Zealand in winter? Mild by anyone’s standard, there’s nothing quite like hiking on a crisp, clear day then bunking down in a backcountry hut in front of a crackling fire - New Zealand’s definition of ‘Hygge’. 

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