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Day Trips & Packages

Check out our day, and multi-day packages for an Abel Tasman National Park experience combining coach trips and boat cruising with a walk on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. Book effortlessly online. Or pop into the Nelson Travel Centre to chat to our friendly staff and book in person!

Coach, Cruise and Walk

A full day trip exploring the best of the abel tasman by bus, boat, and a scenic 3-4 hour walk.

Available all year
7.30am Depart Nelson on coach
9.30am Depart Kaiteriteri on water taxi
4.00pm Depart Marahau on coach for return

Allow a full day for this popular trip. Take the ScenicNZ coach from Nelson through lush fruit orchards, vineyards, horticultural farmland and hop gardens, along coastal roads and over rolling hills. At Kaiteriteri, hop on the water taxi to Anchorage. Your boat ride follows the coastline close to golden beaches fringed by ancient native forest. Disembark, then walk the Abel Tasman Coast Track to Marahau. Connect here with your coach to return to Kaiteriteri and Nelson. The 3 – 4 hour walk is unguided and you have the freedom to make your own pace, stopping to swim or paddle along the way.

Bring drinking water, insect repellent, sun block, camera; swimming gear and a sunhat if it is warm; a jacket if it is cold or wet. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your lunch as there are no supplies available on the track. Supplies are available in Kaiteriteri and Marahau

Coach & Boat Fare

$67NZD

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Seals and Sand

Your chance to meet the furry locals with an all-day trip ending in a swim at the beautiful Bark Bay.

Available all year
7.30am Depart Nelson on coach
9.30am Depart Kaiteriteri on water taxi
1:00pm Depart Bark Bay on water taxi
4.25pm Depart Kaiteriteri on coach for return

This trip takes most of the day and features a 2-hour walk. Take the ScenicNZ coach from Nelson to Kaiteriteri through lush fruit orchards, vineyards, horticultural farmland and hop gardens, along coastal roads and over rolling hills. Here, you meet your boat to Onatahuti (Tonga Quarry) to view seals. Your boat ride follows the coastline close to golden beaches fringed by ancient native forest. You’ll then be dropped ashore for an unguided, 2-hour scenic walk to Bark Bay where you’ll have time to swim and relax before boarding your boat to return to Kaiteriteri.

Bring drinking water, insect repellent, sun block, camera; swimming gear and a sunhat if it is warm; a jacket if it is cold or wet. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your lunch as there are no supplies available on the track. Supplies are available in Kaiteriteri.

Coach and Boat Fare

$99NZD

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Bay Hopper

Explore everything the Abel Tasman coastline has to offer by foot and relaxing water taxi.

Available all year
7.30am Depart Nelson on coach
9.30am Depart Kaiteriteri on water taxi
2.00pm Depart Anchorage on water taxi
4.25pm Depart Kaiteriteri on coach for return

This full-day adventure features a 3.5 to 4-hour walk. Depart Nelson on your ScenicNZ coach, travelling through fruit orchards, vineyards, horticultural farmland and hop gardens, along coastal roads and over rolling hills to Kaiteriteri. Hop on your water taxi to explore the coastline, disembarking at Bark Bay. Walk the coastal track to Anchorage through ancient indigenous forest where your water taxi will meet you. Cruise back to Kaiteriteri. Reconnect with your coach to return to Nelson.

Bring drinking water, insect repellent, sun block, camera; swimming gear and a sunhat if it is warm; a jacket if it is cold or wet. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your lunch and snacks as there are no supplies available on the track. Supplies are available in Kaiteriteri

Coach and Boat Fare

$99NZD

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Just Cruising

Choose to cruise on the water taxi all day around the bays, or hop off on a whim anywhere that takes your fancy for some extra exploration.

Available all year
7.30am Depart Nelson on coach
9.30am Depart Kaiteriteri on water taxi
4.25pm Depart Kaiteriteri on coach for return

Note: Early 1:05pm return coach option departs from Kaiteriteri subject to demand. Email us, or ask on the day. Choose to cruise all day, travelling close to beaches and Tonga Island with its resident seal colony. Or change your mind and hop off on a whim to go swimming in one of the golden and turquoise bays along the coast. Walk a part of the Abel Tasman Coast Track to the next stunning bay to reconnect with the Vista launch back to Kaiteriteri.

Bring drinking water, insect repellent, sun block, camera; swimming gear and a sunhat if it is warm; a jacket if it is cold or wet. Wear comfortable walking shoes if you plan to walk. Bring your lunch and snacks as there are no supplies available on the track. Supplies are available in Kaiteriteri and Marahau

Coach and Boat Fare

$114NZD

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Sail the Coast

Take the luxury route and sail around the blue and gold bays in a yacht, soaking up the natural history of the Abel Tasman.

High season only (between 20th Oct. – 18th Apr)
7.30am Depart Nelson on coach
4.25pm Depart Kaiteriteri on coach for return

After a scenic coach ride from Nelson to Kaiteriteri, this sailing adventure takes you into blue and gold bays, past tidal lagoons, islands and wildlife sanctuaries. Look out for the native little blue penguins and New Zealand fur seals. You’ll hear plenty of native birdsong and see fine examples of rare, ancient podocarp forest. You’ll stop for an hour-long lunch on Anchorage Beach. If you like, you can disembark and walk a section of the track, then hop back on the yacht in the next bay. On return to Kaiteriteri, you reconnect with your coach to return to Nelson.

Bring drinking water, insect repellent, sun block, camera; swimming gear and a sunhat if it is warm; a jacket if it is cold or wet. Take comfortable walking shoes if you plan to walk a part of the track. This day trip includes a picnic lunch. Additional supplies are available in Kaiteriteri.

Coach and Sailing Fare

$232NZD

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Walk in the Park

(Multi-day option)

Water taxi from the southern point of the track up to Totarauni, then take your time to walk the coastal track back south at your own pace, stopping overnight at various campsites.

Available all year
7.30am Depart Nelson on coach
Book your return water taxi and coach connections to suit.

This transport-only option is ideal for those freedom-walking the Abel Tasman Coast Track over several days. Your first day begins with the coach ride from Nelson, through lush fruit orchards, vineyards, horticultural farmland and hop gardens, along coastal roads and over rolling hills to Kaiteriteri. Your water taxi then follows the coastline close to golden beaches fringed by ancient native forest, past Split Apple Rock, and Tonga Island with its seal colony. You’ll carry on and disembark at Totaranui, near the top of the track. From here, it’s your choice to detour to Separation Point and return to Totaranui before walking the length of the Park towards Marahau. Take as many days as you like to get there before catching your water taxi back to Kaiteriteri. You’ll have to book your campsites well in advance. Each day, you can send your camping gear on ahead by water taxi to your next destination. Walk carrying your insect repellent and sun block; camera; swimming gear and a sunhat if it’s warm; a jacket if it is cold or wet. Comfortable walking shoes or boots are essential.

Bring some drinking water, all your food, cooking gear and gas as there are no supplies available on the track and some water supplies will need to be boiled. Supplies are available in Kaiteriteri and Marahau.

Coach and Boat Fare

$81NZD

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Abel Tasman and Golden Bay

(Multi-day option)

Get a ride from Nelson to the southern end of the coastal track and freedom walk it north yourself, making overnight stops at Anchorage, Onetahuti, and/or Totaranui.

Available high season only (20th Oct. – 18th Apr)
7.30am Depart Nelson on coach
9.10am Depart Kaiteriteri on coach
10.00am Depart Totaranui on coach
12.15pm Depart Takaka after stopover for return

Depart Nelson on your ScenicNZ coach, travelling through fruit orchards, vineyards, horticultural farmland and hop gardens, along coastal roads and over rolling hills to Marahau, the southern end of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. Walk the full length of the track over three or four days, taking your time to enjoy sun, sand and sea. Choose overnight stops from options at Anchorage and Onetahuti, and lastly, Totaranui, from where your coach will meet you to return via Takaka in Golden Bay. Stay overnight in Takaka if you have time to explore Golden Bay and a Golden Bay Coachlines coach will collect you the following day for return to Kaiteriteri or Nelson.

Walk carrying your insect repellent and sun block; camera; swimming gear and a sunhat if it’s warm; a jacket if it is cold or wet. Comfortable walking shoes or boots are essential. Bring some drinking water, all your food, cooking gear and gas as there are no supplies available on the track and some water supplies will need to be boiled. Supplies are available in Kaiteriteri, Marahau and Takaka.

Coach and Boat Fare

$81NZD

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Day Trips & Packages

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