Abel Tasman Charms

Sea kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park is “just gorgeous”, “picture perfect” and definitely not short on assets”, writes travel editor Jeanti St Clair about her three-day paddle around New Zealand’s smallest Park. “While annually around 150,000 people pick up a paddle or tie up the laces on their walking boots to visit this beautiful part of the South Island, it doesn’t feel overly crowded – even in peak season.” She samples “the freshest NZ green-lipped mussels” she has ever eaten; encounters fur seal pups on Tonga Island and takes a plunge down a natural waterslide.

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Lake Tekapo a Leader in Astro-tourism

“Science and mythology intertwine at Lake Tekapo, the centrepiece of the largest dark sky reserve in the southern hemisphere,” Ricky French writes in a travel piece published online by The Australian. “They…