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Swing bridge, Abel Tasman National Park

Swing bridge, Abel Tasman National Park

A tramper crosses a swing bridge on the Abel Tasman Coast Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. The Abel Tasman National Park, near Nelson, is the country’s smallest national park – but one of the most visited. It is popular with both New Zealanders and overseas tourists.

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - National parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Les Molloy, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Sep 2015