Abel Tasman National Park

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Abel Tasman National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Abel Tasman: Scenic Cruise to Anchorage Bay from Kaiteriteri

    1. Abel Tasman: Scenic Cruise to Anchorage Bay from Kaiteriteri

    Cruise from Kaiteriteri to Anchorage Bay and back on a scenic boat shuttle ride. When you arrive, take your time relaxing on the beach or choose between several short walks. Explore Anchorage Bay and see the DOC (Department of Conservation) Hut. Walk on the golden, sandy beach with its sheltered and calm waters, making it an ideal destination for families. After walking, swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing, board the boat shuttle to return to Kaiteriteri at 11:45 AM or 3:45 PM departure. You can also ask your captain if there are any more departure times that day. Walks you may wish to explore from Anchorage Bay include: • Te Pukatea Bay: 50 minutes return • Te Pukatea Bay via Pitt Head and panoramic viewpoints: 1.5-hour loop track • Cleopatra’s Pool (Torrent River): 2 hours return • Watering Cove: 50 minutes return • Astrolabe Lookout (turn right for 5 minutes at top of Watering Cove...

    Perfect weather day. Saw Split Rock, fur seals and the final destination, Anchorage Day was SPECTACULAR. We stayed 3 hours. Opted out of the various bush walks as we had done several. Instead we walked along the long fine golden sandy beach. Barefeet. Needed that! Loved it

  • Abel Tasman: Torrent River Full Day Guided Canyoning Tour

    2. Abel Tasman: Torrent River Full Day Guided Canyoning Tour

    Join your tour on an exhilarating water taxi ride through the Astrolabe Roadstead into Anchorage. Then leave the golden sand beaches of the coast for a stunning 1.5 hour walk into the Abel Tasman National Park. Along the way the guides will keep you entertained with endless stories of the history, culture, flora and fauna of the park. A delicious lunch will be served before the action starts. At the top of the canyon, jump into your rubber suit, crank your harness tight and pop your helmet on. After a clear safety briefing, you’ll be jumping, sliding, abseiling, scrambling, floating and ziplining through this canyon for about 3.5 hours. The trip finishes with a royal slide into Cleopatra’s Pool. From the pool it is a 30 minute stroll along the river back to Anchorage where your water taxi awaits to zip you back to Marahau.

  • Abel Tasman National Park: Day Sailing Adventure with Lunch

    3. Abel Tasman National Park: Day Sailing Adventure with Lunch

    Start your day sailing from Kaiteriteri beach and enjoy a full day of sailing through New Zealand's stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Either chill out and relax, get involved in the sailing or learn as you go - you decide. Experience some great sailing, enjoy some stunning beaches and islands, with a full hour to enjoy your lunch and relax on Anchorage Beach. A great opportunity to go swimming or take a short walk and explore the caves. Throughout this full-day tour, you will have an opportunity to visit the Fur Seal Colony, Split Apple Rock, and a range of beautiful destinations before returning to Kaiteriteri Beach. This incredible tour will have you seeing all the Abel Tasman National Park highlights in one day.

    What an amazing experience, Our Skipper Martin was absolutely wonderful, I highly recommend this experience! 12/10

  • Abel Tasman National Park: Sailing and Self-Guided Walk

    4. Abel Tasman National Park: Sailing and Self-Guided Walk

    Delight in an amazing day out in Abel Tasman National Park that combines sailing along the stunning coastline before embarking on one of New Zealand's great walks. Start your day sailing from Kaiteriteri Beach, soaking up the scenery along the picturesque coastline. Take in the golden beaches, bays, islands, and birdsong, and pass by the iconic Split Apple Rock and the playful New Zealand fur seal colony. As you sail, learn about the history, marine life, flora, and fauna of Abel Tasman from your knowledgeable skipper. Arrive at Anchorage Bay around midday, and enjoy your own packed lunch on the beach or take a swim before starting your self-guided nature walk back to Marahau. During your hike, stroll along sandy beaches via picture-perfect lookouts and through native bush. Admire the beautiful scenery the National Park coastal track has to offer on a self-guided walk that generally t...

  • From Kaiteriteri: Boat Tour to Abel Tasman National Park

    5. From Kaiteriteri: Boat Tour to Abel Tasman National Park

    Depart in the morning from Kaiteriteri and head towards Medlands Beach. Explore the most photographed rock in New Zealand and see the New Zealand Fur Seals at the Adele Island Bird Sanctuary. Take in the views of the golden sand beaches and bays while cruising in comfort along the Abel Tasman Coastline. Disembark at Medlands Beach and walk to Anchorage (10.6 kilometers) through lush native bush and over Falls River. Enjoy the views from the Falls River swing bridge and see the kayakers far below you. The return pick-up takes place at 3.45 PM at Anchorage.

    All good, maybe they could go to more beaches or get closer to them and the split apple rock.

  • From Motueka: Abel Tasman Tandem Skydive Experience

    6. From Motueka: Abel Tasman Tandem Skydive Experience

    Explore Abel Tasman National Park from an angle like no other with a thrilling tandem skydive. Pair with a professional tandem master who will look after you every step of the way, and enjoy New Zealand's longest-running skydive operation with over 20 years of safe experiences. Choose between jumping from 13,000 or 16,500 feet (around 4,000 or 5,000 meters) and feel your adrenaline pump in free fall. Make your way to the meeting point in Motueka, then take off on a 15 or 20-minute scenic flight, depending on the height you choose to jump from. Once you've reached your chosen altitude, plummet in free fall for 40 or 60 seconds before savoring a parachute ride over turquoise oceans, snowy mountains, and national parks. A high-definition photography and video team will be assigned just for you. Capture all your priceless moments as you take an interview and interact on the way up, hang ou...

  • Golden Bay: Scenic Flight to Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman

    7. Golden Bay: Scenic Flight to Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman

    Start your experience at Takaka Airport where you will check in for your flight. Be welcomed and briefed by an experienced and knowledgable pilot before boarding a light aircraft - either an 8-seat GA8 Airvan or a 4-seat Piper Archer. Experience the thrill of the take-off and you are in the air! Fly alongside the magnificent Kahurangi National Park to the dramatic stacked cliffs and islands of the West Coast. Circle over the famous Wharariki Sea Arches and Pillar Point then fly up Farewell Spit, New Zealand's longest Sandspit. Cross over to Separation Point, at Abel Tasman National Park and fly down the coast of New Zealand's smallest but most picturesque beach park. Then it is back to Takaka via 'Marble Mountain' with a glimpse down Harwood Hole - New Zealand's deepest vertical cave shaft. During your tour, you will be wearing a headset so you can talk to others and the pilot, and lis...

    Arrived at the airport and was greeted by friendly staff, they had a problem with their fuelling so asked if we would mind stopping to refuel before completing our flight.(we were more than happy to do so). Our pilot was friendly and informative though out the flight.

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What people are saying about Abel Tasman National Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Perfect weather day. Saw Split Rock, fur seals and the final destination, Anchorage Day was SPECTACULAR. We stayed 3 hours. Opted out of the various bush walks as we had done several. Instead we walked along the long fine golden sandy beach. Barefeet. Needed that! Loved it

We're a young family with a 4 year old,friendly staff and we had a great day at Anchorage bay.Dont forget to bring your swimwear.highly recommended!happy new year!

What an amazing experience, Our Skipper Martin was absolutely wonderful, I highly recommend this experience! 12/10

Very nice tour, I recommand it to everyone after few days of hike or just if you want something different.

All good, maybe they could go to more beaches or get closer to them and the split apple rock.