I drove through and visited Tasman several times while in New Zealand. I first visited Tasman while hiking the Heaphy Track (which I hiked west to east (from 21 to 24 December 2017), thus starting in the West Coast and finishing in Tasman) and then the Abel Tasman Coast Track (from 25 to 28 December 2017) – using a shuttle bus service to access the tracks from the town of Nelson). While living in Marlborough, I made a day trip to Nelson Lakes National Park to hike the Mt. Roberts Circuit on 10 March 2018. Finally, during my last visit to New Zealand, I traveled to Tasman to live and work there from March to May 2020. What follows are some pictures from Nelson Lakes National Park and a trip to Rabbit Island.


Lake Rotoiti, seen from the Mt. Roberts Circuit trail in Nelson Lakes National Park.
Looking westward at the Buller River Valley.
Hiking on the Mt. Roberts Circuit.
View of Lake Rotoiti from a high point on the trail.
Another view of Lake Rotoiti from the Mt. Roberts Circuit.
Beach on Rabbit Island.
Inlet near Rough Island.



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