Abel Tasman National Park
The Coast Track
TE MATAU - SEPARATION POINT
This exposed, weather-lashed site was used by early Maori as a lookout and at least occasionally as a home. In 1842, surveyor of the Abel Tasman coast, John Barnicoat wrote of recent occupation here and there are signs of old food storage pits.
Separation Point is one of the best places in the Abel Tasman National Park to see fur seals on the mainland. It is home to occasional seals all year round but there are many more in the winter months. It's a good idea to not get between a seal and the water.