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Day -3 | In Nelson, long may summer roll on

Nelson to the Abel Tasman National Park

So, get out there.

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Day 1 | Castle Rocks hut, and even some phone reception

Inland Track, Abel Tasman National Park

Stove? Don’t need one.

Still, if that’s the worst of my problems I’m going okay.

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Day 2 | Awapoto Hut, on my lonesome again

Inland Track, Abel Tasman National Park

So, just one of those joyous early autumn days, cloudless, not quite cool, no wind, attractive bush, easy enough walking, exactly what you hope for when planning a trip.

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Day 3 | Takaka, for a big Saturday night out in civilisation

Wainui Inlet, Inland Track, Abel Tasman National Park

The company: also perfect, ie, no one else around, they are all flocking on the Coastal Track, not many go Inland, getting that aerial perspective.