Abel Tasman National Park. CC BY-SA 2.0 Eli Duke
The Abel Tasman national park was opened on the 18 December 1942 to mark the 300th anniversary of Abel Tasman's visit.
Trampers visiting the park this summer will be greeted by a warden as they make themselves at home in one of the many Department of Conservation-operated huts within the park.
Last summer Radio New Zealand reporter Alison Hossain took a walk with Jake Goonan and Karen Cooper to visit historic Whariwharangi Bay Hut, and gains an inside look into life as a hut warden...