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Situated in the stunning Tasman Bay region at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand's most popular national parks, a unique coastal playground of immense beauty. There are two walking tracks; the beautiful coastal track, and the inland track through the hilly centre of the park. Near Marahau, and a short drive from Motueka, is Kaiteriteri Beach a favourite holiday spot. The temperate weather and abundance of local artists in the Abel Tasman, add to the ambience of this beautiful region - an irresistable travel option in any New Zealand travel itinerary.
Stewart Island is made of granite, some of the oldest rock in New Zealand. A wide range of minerals are present, though not in commercial quantities. Tin was mined at Port Pegasus for a few years in the 1890's. There is black iron sand on some beaches although others are white with quartz or red with garnet.