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Abel Tasman National Park Cruise and Walking Tour Combo

1. Abel Tasman National Park Cruise and Walking Tour Combo

Experience the best of Abel Tasman National Park on this full-day boat cruise and walk combination. There are 3 different walk options available on this day of discovering. Enjoy a scenic cruise, visits to Split Apple Rock and a fur seal colony, golden beaches, forest walking and wildlife encounters all on a single day out. There are 3 tour options: Option A: Astrolabe Beaches and Bays Walking distance: 7 km Walking time: 2.5 hours Details: After a scenic cruise, you’ll be dropped off at Apple Tree Bay at noon for a walk to Anchorage Beach, with time to visit 5 different beaches along the way. There is also the option of adding the 1-hour Pitt Head loop track to Te Pukatea Beach. Pick-up in Anchorage at 15:45 or 17:00** Arrival in Kaiteriteri at 16:30 or 17:30** Option B: Forest and Swing Bridge Walking distance: 10.5 km Walking time: 4 hours Details: Following a scenic cruise, you'll be dropped off at Medlands Beach at 11:30 for an interesting walk to Anchorage Beach that includes the scenic highlights of the South Head lookout, the famous Falls River swing bridge and Cleopatra’s Pool. Pick-up in Anchorage at 15:45 or 17:00** Arrival in Kaiteriteri at 16:30 or 17:30** Option C: 5 Beaches Walking distance: 8.8 km Walking time: 3.5 hours Details: After a scenic cruise, you'll be dropped off at Awaroa at 11:00 and enjoy a walk that takes in 5 beaches between Awaroa and your pick-up point at Medlands Beach. This option also features the option of stopping at the Peppers Awaroa Lodge Café, where you can enjoy the excellent views and native forests as well as a waterfall and lagoon at Bark Bay. Note that a steep climb from Tonga Quarry requires a reasonable level of fitness. Pick-up at Medlands Beach at 15:30 or 16:45* Arrival in Kaiteriteri at 16:30 or 17:30** * Summer season only: 15 October-30 April ** Peak summer only: 1 December-31 March

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Abel Tasman National Park: Day Sailing Adventure with Lunch

2. 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.

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Abel Tasman National Park: Sailing and Self-Guided Walk

3. 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 takes between 3-4 hours.

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Nelson: Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Fly and Cruise Day Tour

4. Nelson: Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Fly and Cruise Day Tour

From Nelson Airport, take a spectacular scenic flight over the golden sands and azure waters of Abel Tasman National Park. From there it's a short trip to Te Waikoropupu Springs, where you can take a 30-minute bush walk past historic gold diggings to some of the clearest water in the world, followed by a scenic drive around the limestone rocks and beaches of Golden Bay to Totaranui at the northern entrance of Abel Tasman National Park.  There is plenty of time to explore the golden beaches. Take a dip in the sea, a romantic walk in the bush or simply relax and soak up the tranquility and peace of the quiet end of the Park. Then take a perfect cruise by bush-fringed beaches through to Kaiteriteri - spot seals and dolphins along the way, and a shuttle back to Nelson Airport.

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What people are saying about Nelson

We had pickup at the hotel which was so convenient for us. We then drove to Kaiteriteri with the driver who was informative and very clear with how the day was to go. The boat cruise was beautiful with a short stop to see a few seals resting on the rocks. We went all the way up the coast and then came down on the boat to get dropped off at Apple Tree Bay for our hike back up to Anchorage. The 7 km hike took us 2.5 hrs. because we stopped so many times for pictures and our take away lunch. It was a wonderful NZ experience .

Amazing! Beautiful landscapes and beaches... And it's all planned for you to have time to hike on your own pace. The boat was great too!

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.

jam packed activity packed day. everything went like clockwork!