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Sail, Seals and Walk

Sail, Seals and Walk

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Enjoy a day of sailing and hiking at your own pace, with a fully-skippered catamaran sail followed by a self-guided hike through the Abel Tasman National Park. Experience the beautiful park and coastline from two different perspectives, and see much bird, animal, and marine life. Enjoy the convenience of transfers to the starting point and a guided sail with a knowledgeable crew, plus the freedom of hiking independently.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$79.25
From
US$79.25

SKYWIRE Experience

SKYWIRE Experience

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Race through the native forest canopy and see the rolling Nelson countryside from the sky in this unique flying fox experience. The Skywire is one of the longest flying foxes in New Zealand and can reach speeds of around 60 miles per hour, and this package gives you the chance to experience that speed first-hand as you rocket up and down Cable Bay hillside, through the trees and valleys.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$74.43
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US$74.43

Abel Tasman and Golden Bay Tour

Abel Tasman and Golden Bay Tour

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Explore the highlights of one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand on a convenient full-day tour. This small-group tour takes a maximum of 11 passengers, for a personalized service. Enjoy stunning views, secluded beaches, an optional bush walk, and a cruise along the shore of the Abel Tasman National Park (sitting inside or outside, as per your choice).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$142.49
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US$142.49

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Full-Day Sailing Adventure in the Abel Tasman National Park

Full-Day Sailing Adventure in the Abel Tasman National Park

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It can be difficult to see all of Abel Tasman National Park if you’re pressed for time, especially if you’re only visiting for a day or two. Save some time and see some of the park’s many highlights on this full-day sailing trip around the coast. Spend the day stopping at beaches and islands around the coast; just make sure to book in advance, as this is Abel Tasman National Park’s only full-day sailing tour and is sure to be in high demand.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$158.48
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US$158.48

Quad Bike - Bayview Circuit

Quad Bike - Bayview Circuit

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This quad bike adventure is an exciting way to tour the bush-clad terrain near Nelson. After being thoroughly briefed on how to use the bikes safely, travel along 8.5 miles (14 kilometers) of tracks. You’ll be treated to beautiful views across Cable Bay, and will make plenty of stops so your guide can tell you all about the area. This is a fun outing for families and friends traveling together.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$131.13
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US$131.13

Quad Bike - Farm Forest Ride

Quad Bike - Farm Forest Ride

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Travelers who want to spend time outdoors while trying something new will love this quad bike tour through native forest and a farm. You don’t need to have driven a quad bike before, as full instruction will be given before you start. Drive through different terrain, with lots of beautiful views, and several stops so your guide can tell you all about the area. The ride lasts for about 90 minutes, depending on riders’ skills and needs.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$90.88
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US$90.88

Full-Day Abel Tasman National Park Hiking Tour with Cruise

Full-Day Abel Tasman National Park Hiking Tour with Cruise

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Discover the jewel in the crown of New Zealand’s South Island on this full-day Abel Tasman National Park hiking tour with cruise. Travel from Nelson to Kaiteriteri with your guide, then hop aboard your water taxi. Cruise the azure-blue seas toward the heart of Abel Tasman National Park and the start-point of your trek. Follow hiking trails through the dense forest and listen as your guide points out medicinal and edible plants along the way. Gain insight into native Maori and Dutch settlers’ heritage, and enjoy lunch on Torrent Beach.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$339.10
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US$339.10

Dragon Hunt Archery Experience in Pristine Native Forest

Dragon Hunt Archery Experience in Pristine Native Forest

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If you like to experience raw New Zealand but want some action with it – this is the tour for you! Learn to shoot the longbow and get to explore a native New Zealand forest that has been left alone by humans since the begin of time - classified as one of the most diverse nature areas on the top of the South Island: Nelson’s cleanest stream, giant towering trees, some of the largest silver ferns in NZ and an active bird life await you. Archery challenges will keep you entertained throughout the tour: Shoot realistic looking Dragons and other targets uphill, downhill over streams, between ferns and under trees. This is archery in a whole new format and unique in New Zealand! Your guide has 18 years of archery experience, is a certified archery coach, holds a NZ silver medal and a national archery record. You will get initial in-depth archery coaching and help to master the challenges in the forest archery course. Free photos and highlights of special nature features are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$90.88
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US$90.88
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Best Abel Tasman Day trip

Best Abel Tasman Day trip

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Abel Tasman National Park is a scenic highlight of the Nelson-Marlborough region. But if you’re pressed for time and can’t spend multiple days hiking the park, this day trip packs a lot into the few hours you have available. Cruise around Split Apple Rock and then anchor at Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Once there, take the opportunity to explore the Park on your own terms: go snorkeling by the beach, take a kayak down the coast, or disembark and hike along the Pitt Head loop overlooking Te Pukatea Bay.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$219.73
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US$219.73
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Tunnel to Town - Day Adventure - Option A Via Mapua

Tunnel to Town - Day Adventure - Option A Via Mapua

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Kiwi Journeys are excited to release the new ‘Tunnel to Town’ tour. Construction on a new 5km section of trail into Wakefield is now complete allowing this amazing day of cycling, scenery and tasting. Today you will ride through the longest disused rail tunnel in the southern hemisphere, extraordinary mountain vistas, amazing scenery through farmland, orchards, hop gardens, vineyards, coastal estuaries as well as being able to sample world class food and beverage. Choose from Option A, ‘Tunnel to Town - via Mapua’, or Option B, ‘Tunnel to Town
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$119.96
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US$119.96

Fly Golden Bay & Cruise Abel Tasman Day Tour from Nelson

Fly Golden Bay & Cruise Abel Tasman Day Tour from Nelson

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Discover the stunning scenery of the Abel Tasman National Park by land, sea, and air on this full-day tour. Soar over the Wharariki Sea Arches and Farewell Spit on a scenic flight, hike through the bush to Te Waikoropupu Springs, and enjoy lunch (own expense) in Takaka Village. In the afternoon, cool off with a swim at Totaranui Beach, then set sail on a cruise around Golden Bay and admire the coast of Abel Tasman National Park from the water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$326.42
Price varies by group size
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US$326.42
Price varies by group size

Tunnel to Town - Day Adventure Option B Nelson City

Tunnel to Town - Day Adventure Option B Nelson City

Kiwi Journeys are excited to release the new ‘Tunnel to Town’ tour. Construction on a new 5km section of trail into Wakefield is now complete allowing this amazing day of cycling, scenery and tasting. Today you will ride through the longest disused rail tunnel in the southern hemisphere, extraordinary mountain vistas, amazing scenery through farmland, orchards, hop gardens, vineyards, coastal estuaries as well as being able to sample world class food and beverage
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$95.97
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US$95.97

Golden Bay in a Day

Golden Bay in a Day

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Golden Bay is truly a hiden gem providing lots of incredible surprises. Departing  your accommodation and the city we drive over the Waimea Plains in Tasman Bay through the vineyards, market gardens and orchards then forest on Marble mountain. This is a full day tour that never fails to impress and becomes a photographers playground with almost scenic overload proportions. Your every comfort is included from water, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and of course a gourmet picnic lunch as well as entrance fees into middle earth caves and the National Parks where your guide is privileged with special unique access. This day is renowned for the diversity of views and landscape formations from mountains, managed and unique native forest types. limestone and granite rock formations, incredibly clear water, estuaries, a waterfall and beautiful golden sand beaches. If time permits a stroll through the Takaka village will top of a fascinating day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$254.13
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US$254.13

Nelson City Walking Tour - Guided

Nelson City Walking Tour - Guided

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This fun walking tour is an ideal way to explore the small city of Nelson. You’ll visit some of the major attractions—including the cathedral, the Queen’s Gardens, and the Suter Gallery—as well as learn about architectural styles and everyday life in the city. Your guide has lived in Nelson all her life, so has a lot of local insight to share.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$34.02
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US$34.02

The Heaphy Track - Heli Hike

The Heaphy Track - Heli Hike

Included in this adventure: • Approximately 120 minutes flight time over the Kahurangi National Park and the Heaphy Track • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing • Private guide • Picnic lunch and local wine and beers are included SIGHTS: • The beautiful Heaphy Track • Wharariki Beach • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
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  • 6 hours
From
US$3,600.41
per group
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US$3,600.41
per group

Departure Transfer: Nelson City Centre Hotels to Nelson Airport

Departure Transfer: Nelson City Centre Hotels to Nelson Airport

Let the drivers collect you from your Nelson City Centre accommodation and drop you at Nelson Airport. They'll even help you with your luggage.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$41.22
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US$41.22

Cruise, Walk & Sail

Cruise, Walk & Sail

Explore the National Park with a morning water taxi, a short walk and an afternoon sail. Board your water taxi at 10.30 am at Kaiteriteri Beach and cruise into the Abel Tasman National Park. Cruise by the iconic Split Apple Rock, and Fisherman and Adele Islands where you may see the NZ Fur Seals. After 35 minutes you arrive at Anchorage Bay where you have time to walk the Pitt Head loop track (walk time approximately 1 -1.5 hours). This walk takes you to Te Pukatea Bay - a quiet bay and one of the crews favourite beaches in the National Park. Walk back to Anchorage to meet the skipper and join the sailing catamaran departing at 1.15pm. Catch the sea breeze for a 3 hour sail further into the Park and back to Kaiteriteri. Along the way expect to see secluded coves, islands, golden sand beaches, Bush clad coastline, pristine clear waters and native wildlife. Complimentary tea/coffee and juice is provided on board the sailing catamaran.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$113.41
From
US$113.41
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Waka Paddling Tour: Toka Ngawha Split Apple Rock from Kaiteriteri

Waka Paddling Tour: Toka Ngawha Split Apple Rock from Kaiteriteri

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Skip the crowded ferry around Abel Tasman National Park and choose a more hands-on, down-to-earth way of exploring the coast on this waka paddling tour. Paddle up to Toka Ngawhā (Split Apple Rock) with your small group and immerse yourself in Māori culture and customs along the way, learning karakia, paddle commands and a waka salute – all in te reo Māori.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.43
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US$65.43

Electric Mountain Bike Tours, Rentals & Trail Adventures

Electric Mountain Bike Tours, Rentals & Trail Adventures

We are an Electric MTB Company specializing in off road trail tours & multi day adventure packages on our 2018 Specialized Levo Mountain Ebikes! We strive to provide the best experience for travelers to explore our world class off road mtb trails in the region. Half day tour 2-3hrs   Private tour, navigating our way around Nelson passing by streams, trails, rivers & landmarks!  Full day tour 6-8hrs  A customized full day tour visiting the local trails & mtb parks in the region.    3 day scenic tour 3 full days visiting the most spectacular scenic trails in the Nelson/Tasman region including Golden Bay, Abel Tasman & Nelson Lakes! 3 day adrenaline tour  3 full days for the adrenaline junkies hitting all the high grade tracks in the region! 
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  • 1 hour to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$108.14
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US$108.14

Private boat charter in Abel Tasman National Park

Private boat charter in Abel Tasman National Park

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This boat charter ensures you are able to experience the most of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park in a day. Hike, Swim, Kayak or just relax onboard. You can choose how you want to experience New Zealands most loved National Park. Talk to the skipper to ensure they cater to your special interests or trust in their wealth of knowledge and experience. The park is truly remarkable and is renowned for its clear emerald/blue water, golden sand beaches, wildlife including the NZ fur seal and subtropical forests and is accessible only by boat or on foot. Our day charter allows you to make the most of your day whether with a group of friends and family or that special someone. Whether you want an activity full day or to just relax and take in the stunning scenery with a glass of wine. We cater to groups with varying levels of fitness and cater to the young and old alike.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$1,686.98
per group
From
US$1,686.98
per group

Abel Tasman 3 Day Sailing Holiday

Abel Tasman 3 Day Sailing Holiday

A set price packaged Abel Tasman live-aboard holiday. Enjoy a special holiday exploring the Abel Tasman National Park with family and friends. Your transport, accommodation, and activities all in one good deal. A whole boat private tour just for you accommodating up to 8 guests in 4 private queen cabins. All multi-day sailing holidays are personalized to guests onboard, no two tours are the same.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$4,465.52
per group
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US$4,465.52
per group
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Ultimate South - Hiking New Zealand - 15 days

Ultimate South - Hiking New Zealand - 15 days

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Four multi-day hikes » Golden sands of Abel Tasman Coastal Track » Crystal clear rivers and limestone canyons of the West Coast » Cycling the West Coast Wilderness Trail » Cruising the magnificent Milford Sound
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  • 15 days
From
US$3,225.10
From
US$3,225.10

Marlborough Vineyard Discoverer

Marlborough Vineyard Discoverer

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Included in this adventure: • Approximately 70 minutes flight time over the Mt Richmond Forest Park and Wairau Valley • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing SIGHTS: • The beautiful Wairau Valley • Iconic boutique Winery • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
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  • 3 hours
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US$1,635.73
per group
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US$1,635.73
per group

Golden Bay Wharariki Beach Farewell Spit

Golden Bay Wharariki Beach Farewell Spit

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Head up over the rocky outcrops and weathered limestone caves of Takaka Hill and enjoy the experience of entering another world with this scenic full day guided tour of Golden Bay, departing from nearby Nelson or Motueka. Famed for its unique landscapes, stunning beaches, great weather and laid-back lifestyle, Golden Bay is a secluded paradise of natural beauty that will leave you longing to return.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$127.95
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US$127.95

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