Abel Tasman was the Dutch navigator whose expedition made the first European sighting of New Zealand in 1642. An easy five-minute walking track leads to a viewing platform and the memorial which stands on a limestone outcrop above the sea. Built in 1942 to commemorate the centenary of Tasman's visit, the memorial was 'reopened' in 1992 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
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