At the southern edge of the park, Marahau is the main jumping-off point for the Abel Tasman National Park. From the northern end of the park, the nearest towns with accommodation are Pohara and Takaka. The whopping Totaranui DOC Campsite is also in the north, 32km from Takaka on a narrow, winding road (12km unsealed – check with DOC or the Golden Bay i-SITE for latest conditions). It’s serviced by Abel Tasman Coachlines from October to April. Sites at Totaranui from December to mid-February are now allocated via ballot; download a booking form from the DOC website.