Story: Landscapes – overview

Golden Bay coastline

Kayaking is an ideal way to explore the drowned valleys and varied coastline of Abel Tasman National Park, as shown in this silent video clip. Golden Bay, which forms the western edge of the park, is named not for its golden beaches, but because gold was found inland.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - Top of the South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/13028/golden-bay-coastline (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015