My wife, our friend Paul and I did a tramp over the new year period to Abel Tasman National Park. All in all it was a good experience. As far as "getting back to nature" it fell a little short but, the views (see below) more than adequately made up for it.
|Early morning leaving Bark Bay campsite. I love the greens.|
|Overlooking a bay, the name of which escapes me.|
In terms of trees and birds, stand outs for me were what seemed like hundreds of bellbirds/korimako, a couple of rather domestic weka, the brilliant flowering, southern rata and, a pretty cool looking orchid.