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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
From
US$209,21
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US$209,21

Perfect day!

Amazing experience! We had the best day and our guide was so sweet, experienced and helpful. Cannot recommend this trip enough!

Clara_J, Feb 2020

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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$124,85
From
US$124,85

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$322,86
From
US$322,86

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$86,53
From
US$86,53

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$75,45
From
US$75,45

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$150,90
From
US$150,90

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
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US$70,86
From
US$70,86

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$86,53
From
US$86,53
Taking safety measures

D'Urville Indulgence - 'Catch and Dine'

D'Urville Indulgence - 'Catch and Dine'

Included in this adventure: • Approximately 120 minutes flight time over Tasman Bay coastline, and D’Urville Island • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing • Dining of the fish caught by the clients and local wine and beer SIGHTS: • The beautiful D’Urville Island • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
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  • 5 hours
From
US$2 855,28
per group
From
US$2 855,28
per group

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$135,67
From
US$135,67

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
From
US$62,30
From
US$62,30

The Ultimate Lord of the Rings Combo Tour

The Ultimate Lord of the Rings Combo Tour

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Included in this adventure • Approximately 90 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 2 x Mountain landings SIGHTS: • 2 x Lord of the Rings film locations! • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife • Native bush • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
From
US$1 349,77
per group
From
US$1 349,77
per group

Lord of the Rings Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell

Lord of the Rings Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell

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Included in this adventure • Approximately 60 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing SIGHTS: • Lord of the Rings film location! • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife • Native bush • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
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  • 2 hours
From
US$1 038,29
per group
From
US$1 038,29
per group

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$3 428,07
per group
From
US$3 428,07
per group

Nelson Mountain Adventure

Nelson Mountain Adventure

Included in this adventure: • Approximately 25 minutes flight time • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x mountain landing SIGHTS: • Tasman Bay • The surrounding National Parks • Snow (in Winter)
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  • 40 minutes
From
US$519,15
per group
From
US$519,15
per group

Blue Lake Express

Blue Lake Express

Included in this adventure: • Approximately 60 minutes flight time exploring the Nelson Lakes National Park • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing SIGHTS: • Blue Lake – the world’s clearest lake • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife • Native bush • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
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  • 1 hour
From
US$1 297,86
per group
From
US$1 297,86
per group

The Wild North West

The Wild North West

Included in this adventure: • Approximately 120 minutes flight time over the Kahurangi National Park, The Wild West Coast, Abel Tasman National Park and Farewell Spit • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing SIGHTS: • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
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  • 5 hours
From
US$2 855,28
per group
From
US$2 855,28
per group

Marlborough Sounds Experience

Marlborough Sounds Experience

Included in this adventure: • Approximately 70 minutes flight time exploring the Marlborough Sounds • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • Gourmet lunch at Bay of Many Coves Resort SIGHTS: • Native bush • Breathtaking waterways
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  • 3 hours
From
US$1 557,43
per group
From
US$1 557,43
per group

Tunnel to Town - Day Adventure - Option A Via Mapua

Tunnel to Town - Day Adventure - Option A Via Mapua

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$114,22
From
US$114,22

Abel Tasman Experience

Abel Tasman Experience

Included in this adventure • Approximately 50 minutes flight time cruising over the Abel Tasman • Two-way communication between you and your pilot SIGHTS: • Golden coastlines and beautiful beaches • Native bush and bird life
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  • 3 hours
From
US$860,92
per group
From
US$860,92
per group

Private boat charter in Abel Tasman National Park

Private boat charter in Abel Tasman National Park

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$1 606,23
per group
From
US$1 606,23
per group

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$91,37
From
US$91,37

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$3 070,73
From
US$3 070,73

Lord of the Rings Mt Owen, Exit from the Mines of Moria

Lord of the Rings Mt Owen, Exit from the Mines of Moria

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Included in this adventure: • Approximately 40 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing SIGHTS: • Official Lord of the Rings film location! • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife • Native bush • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
From
US$778,72
per group
From
US$778,72
per group

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