Abel Tasman is one of my favorite places in New Zealand, well on Earth in fact. It is placed in the north of the southern island. It really has it all. Fantastic versatile nature.
A hike along the coast will give you a fantastic adventure with beautiful lagoons where you can go for a swim in the wunderful refreshing ocean. On your way you will come several hundred meters above the sealevel and have a fantastic view on the unique scenery.
In the pacific ocean near New Zealand there are lots of different kinds of whales. We where lucky to be on the water with dolphines. This one came very close. Fantastic animal. You just wanted to jump in with it.
The beaches, rivers and lakes in the forrests where just like paradise.
Hopefully I will come back some day. Hope you will travel there as well.
Traveling really is to live.
Love, health and wisdom