Kayak & Walk Abel Tasman

For the best of everything, join us for guided sea kayaking, with a cruise and self-guided walking in the park. Available during the longer daylight hours of our summer and shoulder season timetables (1 October-30 April).

During low season (1 May-30 Sept) Beaches, Bays & Walk is your best choice to include kayaking and walking.

 

Abel Tasman Voyager
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9.20am Vista Cruise

Cruise Kaiteriteri - Totaranui return (3hr 30min). See Split Apple Rock. Seals and seabirds around Tonga and Adele Islands. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 12.55pm
From: $76
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Beaches, Bays & Seals Kayaking

Enjoy the scenic Vista Cruise to Torrent Bay in the heart of the park, then kayak to see beaches, lagoons and seals on Pinnacle Island. Minimum age 12 years. read more.
Start: 9am End: 4.15pm
From: $175
Pitt Head Loop Te Pukatea Kayaks
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Anchorage/Pitt Head #1

Enjoy maximum beach time after this 45-minute cruise to Anchorage. Relax, swim or walk to Te Pukatea or Cleopatra's Pool. read more.
Start: 9.20, 10.30, 1pm End: 12.55, 2.40, 4.15, 6pm
From: $64

3 Day Guided Walk

Enjoy as much or as little walking as you want along with the home comforts of our beachfront lodges. Stay overnight in the Park for more time to relax and explore. read more.
Start: Mon & Fri–Sun 10.15am; Wed 7.15am End: 5.30pm
From: $1320

Beaches, Bays & Seals Plus Walk

Seals, lagoons and kayak sailing. Vista Cruise to Torrent Bay in the heart of the park. See seals on Pinnacle Island. Walk to Anchorage. read more.
Start: 9am End: 6pm
From: $175

Schedules to Suit You

No need for extra accommodation before or after your trip. Contact us to arrange private transfers if required. Start or finish early to join a scheduled trip. read more.
Start: From 7.30am End: In time to connect with your onward travel
From: $1250

Private Water Taxi Charter

 Need a transfer outside of our scheduled times or to create a very special day in the Park, contact us to make it happen. read more.
Start: To suit you End: To suit you
From: $250

Succulent Seafood

Take a trip into the national park for a seafood feast served at our beautiful beachfront lodge in Torrent Bay. Minimum ten people. read more.
Start: 9am End: 4.15pm
From: $160
Vista II Medlands landing
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10.30am Vista Cruise

Cruise Kaiteriteri - Totaranui return. Highlights of this 4 hour trip include Split Apple Rock and 30 minute beach stop at Anchorage. read more.
Start: 10.30am End: 2.40pm
From: $76

Adele Island Birdsong & Seals Kayaking

See plenty of great sights without too much paddling – kayak from Observation Beach around Adele Island. Minimum age 12 years. read more.
Start: 9am or 12.30pm End: 2.40, 4.15 or 6pm
From: $130

Split Apple Beaches, Kayak & Walk

Our best value kayak/walk combo: Split Apple kayak, Anchorage Beach, plus seal viewing from Vista Cruise. Minimum age 10 years. read more.
Start: 9am End: 4.15pm or 6pm
From: $145
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Medlands/Bark Bay Falls #2

Cruise to Medlands Beach in the heart of the national park (1 hr) and walk the waterfall trail around Bark Bay.  read more.
Start: 9.20, 10.30, 1pm End: 12.55pm, 2.40pm, 4.15pm
From: $74

3 Day Self-guided Walk

Design your own Abel Tasman walking adventure with help from our friendly hosts and comfortable overnight stays with all inclusions at our beachfront lodges. read more.
Start: Mon & Fri–Sun 10.15am; Wed 7.15am End: 5.30pm
From: $1122

Evening Barbecue Cruise

A very special evening for a group of 10 or more – a classic Kiwi barbecue in an amazing place. read more.
Start: 4.15pm End: 9.30pm
From: $90
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1pm Vista Cruise

Cruise Kaiteriteri to Totaranui return (3 hr 15 min). Split Apple Rock and seal viewing on Tonga and Adele Islands. read more.
Start: 1pm End: 4.15pm
From: $76

Split Apple Paddle Morning or Afternoon Kayak

An easy kayaking trip, perfect for beginners. Paddle to the famous Split Apple Rock. Minimum age 10 years. read more.
Start: 9am or 1pm End: 12pm or 4pm
From: $90
Awaroa Headland
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Awaroa Dine & Explore #8

Cruise to Awaroa Beach to explore this historic inlet. Choose your style of lunch – cafe or picnic. read more.
Start: 9.20am or 10.30am End: 4.15pm
From: $84

Split Apple Kayak Seals & Beach

Split Apple kayaking, relax or walk at Medlands Beach, then view seals aboard the Vista Cruise. Minimum age 10 years. read more.
Start: 9am End: 4.15pm or 6pm
From: $160

Timetables and Fares

One-way schedules and fares to design your own adventure. Go to our Day or Half Day Trip Finder for the best ideas and fares. read more.
Start: 9.20, 10.30, 1.00, 4.15 End: 12.55, 2.40, 4.15, 6.00
From: $37

Privately Guided Trips

Share the knowledge of our professional guides on scheduled guided trips. To create a special itinerary for your group, hire a private guide. Contact us to make it happen. read more.
Start: To suit you End: Your decision
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1pm Vista Coffee Cruise

Cruise Kaiteriteri to Anchorage return (1 hr 40 min). Includes a complimentary hot drink on board. read more.
Start: 1pm End: 2.40pm
From: $47

Kaiteriteri Highlights Afternoon Kayak

Discover the fun of kayaking – ideal for families and first-time paddlers. Minimum age 8 years. read more.
Start: 1pm End: 3pm
From: $78

5 Day Guided Walk

Stay longer, slow down, and immerse yourself deeper into Abel Tasman National Park. Choose how much walking you want, or just relax by the beach. read more.
Start: Tues & Fri 10.15am End: 5.30pm
From: $1950
Kids Free School Holiday Deal
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Double Beach Stop

Can't decide which beautiful beach to visit? During summer, longer daylight hours make it possible to stop at two! read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm or 6pm
From: $86

Split Apple Kayak Seals & Walk

Split Apple Paddle, walk from Tonga to Medlands Beach, then see Tonga and Adele Islands' seals from Vista Cruise. Min. age 10 years. read more.
Start: 9am End: 6pm
From: $160
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4.30pm Happy Hour Cruise

Relax after the day's adventures. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks with a difference on this 1 hr 30 min return cruise Kaiteriteri to Medlands Beach. read more.
Start: 4.30pm End: 6pm
From: $57

Adele Island Beaches Kayak & Walk

Kayak to see seals and birds on Adele Island. Cruise or walk to explore Anchorage and Te Pukatea Bay. Minimum age 12 years. read more.
Start: 9am End: 4.15pm or 6pm
From: $160

Kaiteriteri Highlights Kayak Taster & Cruise

A terrific highlights tour with easy kayaking, beach time, and a scenic, return Vista Cruise to Bark Bay. Minimum age 8 years. read more.
Start: 1pm End: 6pm
From: $128
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Seals & Beach #3

Enjoy our most popular 2 hour walk from Tonga Quarry and around the Bark Bay Waterfall Trail to Medlands Beach. read more.
Start: 9.20am, 10.30am, 1pm End: 4.15 or 6pm
From: $74

Vista Barbecue Cruise

Cruise Kaiteriteri to Totaranui return and enjoy a traditional Kiwi barbecue lunch. Low season trip includes a 3-hour beach stop. read more.
Start: 10.30am (9.20am May–Sep) End: 2.40pm (4.15pm May–Sep)
From: $111
Awaora
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The Great Day Out

Cruise to Totaranui, then return to Tonga Quarry for our most popular 2 hour walk from Tonga Quarry to Medlands Beach. read more.
Start: 9.20am or 10.30am End: 4.15pm or 6pm
From: $86

Adele Island Kayak Seals & Walk

Kayak around Adele Island, cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve, then enjoy a 2 hr walk to beautiful Medlands Beach. Minimum age 12 years. read more.
Start: 9am End: 6pm
From: $172
Tonga Quarry
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9.20am Low Season Cruise

Your best low season option (1 May-30 Sept). Kaiteriteri to Totaranui return with a 3 hour beach stop for relaxing or enjoying a walk. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: $76

One Day Park Walk

Our best value day trip. Walk 11km from Anchorage to Marahau. Includes coach transfers from Nelson or Motueka. read more.
Start: Nelson 7.30am End: Nelson 6pm
From: $38

Beaches & Bays Low Season Kayak & Walk

Our best low season option for kayaking in the heart of the park. See seals, enjoy beach time or a waterfall walk. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: $175

Kaiteriteri Cruise, Walk & Kayak

Enjoy the return Vista Cruise to Medlands Beach, then hop in a kayak for a couple of hours of fun in Kaiteriteri Bay. Minimum age 8 years. read more.
Start: 9.20am or 10.30am End: 3pm
From: $148

Torrent Swing Bridge #4

A traditional favourite to Torrent Bay (visitors should be prepared to wade ashore at low tide on this shallow beach). read more.
Start: 9.20am or 10.30am End: 4.15pm or 6pm
From: $74
Awaroa Headland
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Awaroa Pioneer Trail #9

Walk 2 hours Awaroa to Tonga Quarry. Discover what attracted Māori and European settlement on the granite coast. read more.
Start: 9.20am or 10.30am End: 4.15pm
From: $84

Lodge Stay

Much more than accommodation at the only lodges right on the beach in Abel Tasman National Park. Minimum 2 night stay. read more.
Start: Mon & Fri-Sun 10.15am; Wed 7.15am End: 5.30pm
From: $1122
Awaroa Aerial
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Awaroa Pioneer Plus #10

From historic Awaroa Beach walk 4 hours to Medlands via Onetahuti, Tonga Quarry and Bark Bay waterfall trail. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 6pm
From: $84

Low Season 3-Day Trip

Make the most of shorter daylight hours with 2 nights at Torrent Bay Lodge in the heart of the park. read more.
Start: .Nelson 7.15am End: Nelson 5.30pm
From: $1470
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Swing Bridge, Bush & Beach #6

Walk 4 hours Medlands Beach to Anchorage. Highlights include Falls River Swingbridge, Cleopatra's Pool and Torrent Bay inlet. read more.
Start: 9.20am or 10.30am End: 4.15pm or 6pm
From: $74

Southern Beaches #7

For fit, active hikers who would rather walk than relax on a beach. Enjoy 5-6 hours exploring from Medlands to Apple Tree Bay. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm or 6pm
From: $77

Open Day Pass

Enjoy maximum flexibility. Book your place on our most popular sailings, then choose your walking option the day before travel. read more.
Start: Open departure End: Open return
From: $86

3 Day Explorer Pass

Receive three Cruise & Walk open day passes to be used anytime over a seven day period. Choose your option the day before travel. read more.
Start: Open departure End: Open return
From: $155

3 Day Kayak & Walk

Kayak the sheltered southern coast, Tonga Island Marine Reserve to Kaiteriteri. Walk the isolated northern beaches Totaranui to Onetahuti. read more.
Start: Mon & Fri–Sun 10.15am; Wed 7.15am End: 5.30pm
From: $1445

DOC Walker Special

We offer discounted track transport (coach and boat) after purchase of DOC hut or camp passes. read more.
Start: Nelson 7.30am End: Nelson 6pm
From: $46

5 Day Kayak & Walk

Stay longer, go slower, and immerse deeper into the National Park. Walk, kayak or relax by the beach. Your guide helps find your ideal combination.  read more.
Start: Tue & Fri 10.15am
End: 5.30pm
From: $2090

Totaranui Dine & Stride

Departing Totaranui (Golden Bay), join our Vista Cruise to the beautiful Awaroa inlet where you can relax or take a walk. read more.
Start: 11.20am End: 2.40pm
From: $30

The Great Taste Trio Cycling Inclusion

Take an extra 2 days and cycle from Nelson to join one of our multiday trips. We'll arrange it for you. read more.
Start: 9.30am Nelson End: 4.30pm Motueka
From: $1990