Totaranui

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Welcome!

Nau mau haere mai. Totaranui is a place full of history, wildlife, forests, beaches and awesome adventures. Take your time to discover why this is such a magical part of Abel Tasman National Park!

   
Activities include…

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Your Totaranui Kiwi Ranger booklet is your personal guide to the hidden secrets of the area. Walk barefoot between the tides and dig down to discover the colours and patterns of the mudflats. Explore rock pools shaped by wind and waves and discover what lives within. Keep a campsite journal. Do a scavenger hunt of amazing nature experiences including watching a sunrise, lying under a giant māmaku fern, and seeing fluorescence where the waves break.

If you’re aged 6 and under do 5 activities, between 7 and 9 do 6 activities, and if you’re aged between 10 and 110 do 7! But don’t stop there – why not do all 13 activities!

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Getting a booklet…

Pick up your Kiwi Ranger booklet from the Totaranui Camp Office in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park.

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Getting your badge…

Take your completed booklet to the Totaranui Camp Office to receive your badge! If you run out of time post it Totaranui Kiwi Ranger Programme, Department of Conservation, PO Box 166, Takaka, 7142.

Tell us what you’ll do!

The last activity asks what you’ll do when you get home that’s good for nature, people and your environment. Send us your ideas and feedback here!

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Handy information…

Find out more from the Department of Conservation about Totaranui, and Abel Tasman Nation Park. Also discover more about Project Janszoon – a project to help the park be more like it was before pests were brought to New Zealand.

Totaranui Kiwi Ranger booklet

Dtotaranuiownload a selection of activities (1.5MB)

Download the full booklet (10MB)