Abel Tasman National Park
The Coast Track
The northern entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park features carvings of two taniwha (sea monsters) which lived in Mohua (Golden Bay) - Te Kaiwhakaruaki and Te Ngararahuarau.
Above them stands Tane Mahuta, god of forests. At his feet are his children, the plants, insects and birds.
The diagonal kowhaiwhai patterns symbolise sky and sea encompassing the land.