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Abel Tasman National Park – Weather

The region has a mild climate, with some of the highest sunshine hours in the country, making it a year-round holiday destination. The weather in New Zealand can change quickly however and when going into the outdoors, it is very important to be aware of the weather conditions to prepare accordingly and stay safe.

Check the weather before you go:

The New Zealand sun is very harsh due to high levels of UV. It is very important to protect yourself from the sun in New Zealand by following the Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap rules.

Abel Tasman National Park – Tides

Several walking tracks in the Park include tidal lagoon crossings, which can only be crossed 2 hours either side of low tide. Some tracks have alternate routes which vary in length from a few minutes to an extra hour, so check before you go. At Awaroa estuary, there is no alterate route and the estuary can only be crossed 1 ½ hours before low tide and 2 hours after – know before you go to avoid becoming stuck.