Scavenger hunt for the kids

A fun way to keep the kids occupied when they visit the Abel Tasman National Park

Mistletoe in the Abel Tasman

A guide from DOC ranger Steve Deverell to discovering mistletoe in the park.

Problem weeds in the Abel Tasman

A guide to recognising the fourteen main weeds in the park and how to get rid of them

Plant me instead

Wondering what are the best plants to grow in the Abel Tasman? Take a look at this

Easy walks with babies and toddlers

Recommended walks if you have a small toddler or push chair with you

Spot the species

Looking for something different to do in the park? See how many of these birds and trees you can spot

Tinline nature walk

A handy guide to this 20-minute walk around the best example of original podocarp forest between Marahau and Anchorage

Pāteke info sheet

If you spend time in Awaroa this information about protecting pāteke / brown teal ducks is very useful

Geocaching in the park

Geocaching is modern day treasure hunting and a fund way to spend time in the park


Either download and print or contact ca******@ja******.org for copies of posters and brochures

Abel Tasman info sheet

All you need to know about conservation initiatives currently underway in the Park.

Bio-security poster

A handy biosecurity guide for visitors kayaking to the park islands

Kākā info sheet

Info to help our kākā survive and thrive in the  wild

Abel Tasman App poster

All the info your clients need about to load the Abel Tasman app.


Predator control info
The answers to all those questions about why we undertake predator control in the Park – in German, Mandarin and English.


How to use iNaturalist

A how-to guide for using the iNaturalist app to help you identify and record observations and species

Healthy stream checklist

A checklist that will help when you are monitoring the health of a stream.

Stream critters

This guide will help you identify stream macroinvertebrates

Abel Tasman guide

A comprehensive guide for teachers taking students to the Abel Tasman prepared by our Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors

Habitats in the Abel Tasman

A useful guide about the different habitats you will come across in the park and what makes them special.

Native birds in the Abel Tasman

Interesting facts about common native birds found in the Abel Tasman National Park

Pest animals in the Abel Tasman

A handy reference to the pest animals you may find in the Abel Tasman National Park and how they are being targeted

Sea Shuttle quiz

If you are traveling into the Park by Sea Shuttle this quiz is a great option to keep students on their toes

Wooden disks

A guide on how to set-up and use wooden discs to monitor soil surface invertebrates

Anchorage at night

As the lights go out at Anchorage some parts come alive

Bark Bay by dark

Bark Bay is one of the best places in the park to see native fish – and they are most active at night

Awaroa by dark

When dusk comes to Awaroa it is the salt water inhabitants that put on the best night-time displays.

Whariwharangi at night

In the dark of Whariwharangi you can listen to (and maybe see) our native owl Morepork or ruru, and spot lots of invertebrates.

Weta motels

How to build a weta motel to monitor biodiversity

Leave only footprints

Visiting a national park may require visitors to behave differently than they would in their home or school environments – here’s a useful guide.

Invertebrates in the Abel Tasman

Information about some of the special invertebrates you may come across when visiting the Abel Tasman

Tracking tunnels

How to make you own trapping tunnel to identify predators

All you need to know about kākā

The Indigo Room at Ngatimoti School have written this great guide about kākā

Tui in the park

Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors Kalahni and Sayla’s from Ngatimoti School have written this guide on tui

Visiting the Park? Download our Abel Tasman app

The Abel Tasman App is a free smartphone app with up-to-date information on weather, tides, points of interest, history, plants, wildlife and walking times in Abel Tasman National Park. It has a map with geolocation – so you always know where you are!


If you would like to enjoy a little bit of the Abel Tasman National Park’s birdlife every day then download these ringtones we have sourced from the birds on Motuareronui Adele Island.

For Android™ and other devices:

For Android:

1. Download the sound file  (right-click the link and Save as)
2. Go to Settings > Sound > Device ringtone. You will see a list of the phone’s default ringtones
3. Tap the Add button to launch the media manager app
4. You will see a list of music files stored on your phone. Select one and tap Done

For Apple® devices (iTunes®):

For iPhone:

1. Download the sound file 
2. In iTunes, go to Tones section, click on File – Add File to Library (to add the .m4r file to iTunes)
3. Then sync it to iPhone as a ringtone
4. Then change your ringtone through settings – sounds – ringtone

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