Top Nelson Day Trips
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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.
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.
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).
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.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
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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What are the best Day Trips in Nelson?
The best Day Trips in Nelson according to Viator travelers are:
- Best Abel Tasman Day trip
- Full-Day Abel Tasman National Park Hiking Tour with Cruise
- Abel Tasman and Golden Bay Tour
- Fly Golden Bay & Cruise Abel Tasman Day Tour from Nelson
- Private boat charter in Abel Tasman National Park
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