Bus Timetable

Travel Nelson to Abel Tasman National Park.

As the largest transport provider in the Nelson-Abel Tasman region, ScenicNZ offers high-quality coach services to and between the following destinations: Nelson, Motueka, Kaiteriteri and Marahau, at the southern end of the Abel Tasman Coast Track in the national park.

ScenicNZ can also provide water taxi, kayak and walking package experiences that connect with coach departures and allow you to fully enjoy the Abel Tasman region. All these package experiences are unguided.

You can also arrange with ScenicNZ for pick-up and drop-off at most centrally-located accommodation. Click on the following links to see where available pick-up locations are and times – Nelson pick-ups/drop offs or Motueka pick-ups/drop-offs.


Nelson services depart from 27 Bridge Street. Nelson accommodation pick-up and drop-off services are available by prior arrangement.


20th Oct 2019 - 18th Apr 2020

Nelson » Motueka » Kaiteriteri / Marahau

DAILY (am) DAILY (pm)
Nelson 7.30 n/a
Richmond 8.00 n/a
Motueka 8.35 3.00
Kaiteriteri 8.55 3.20
Marahau 9.15 3.45

Marahau / Kaiteriteri » Motueka » Nelson

DAILY (pm) DAILY (pm)
Marahau 12.30 4.10
Kaiteriteri Arrive 12.55 4.30
Kaiteriteri Depart 1.05 4.35
Motueka Arrive 1.25 4.55
Motueka Depart ^2.30 5.00
Richmond ^3.00 5.30
Nelson ^3.35 5.50

^ This service is operated by Golden Bay Coachlines



19th Apr 2020 - 19th Oct 2020

Nelson » Motueka » Kaiteriteri » Marahau

DAILY (am)
Nelson 7.30
Richmond 7.55
Motueka 8.30
Kaiteriteri 8.50
Marahau 9.10

Marahau » Kaiteriteri » Motueka » Nelson

DAILY (pm)
Marahau 4.10
Kaiteriteri 4.35
Motueka 5.00
Richmond 5.30
Nelson 5.50

Bus Timetable

Travel between Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay. Find out exactly where ScenicNZ can take you, and when.

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Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s most popular and easy-to-access national park. Get the overview and travel times between points of interest here.

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Get your group together and take control. Charter an air conditioned coach to drive you, at your pace, anywhere in the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Day Trips & Packages

You can see the best of Abel Tasman National Park in one day. Coach, cruise, walk, paddle a kayak, or combine options to ramp up the action.

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