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What to do at Nelson & Abel Tasman National Park

Farewell Spit Eco Tour

Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Wildlife & nature

After joining your guide you will spend the day exploring the northern most point of New Zealand’s South Island. Stops include Cape Farewell where you can watch the fur seals and their pups basking on the rocks below, also visit the Lighthouse Reserve where you will enjoy some refreshments in the lighthouse keeper’s cottage, whilst soaking up some local history in this nature lover’s paradise.

From £84 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs from the Farewell Spit Office in Collingwood, and is 6.5 hours in duration. Departure times vary due to tides and will be reconfirmed closer to your day of travel. Includes tea, coffee and muffin.

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventure

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Wildlife & nature

Sail through part of New Zealand’s coastal paradise on this full day sailing adventure through Abel Tasman National Park. With pristine crystal waters below, relax aboard a spacious sailing catamaran, visiting secluded coves, golden beaches, islands and lush native forest. Choose to chill out and relax, or get involved and learn how to sail – you decide! Stop for lunch at Anchorage beach, with the opportunity to swim or take a short walk to explore the caves. Visit the Fur Seal Colony, Split Apple Rock, and much more before your return to Kaiteriteri. 

From £107 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs daily from Kaiteriteri at approximately 10am. Includes Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch. Departure from Nelson also available. Please ask your Travel Designer for details.

Vista Cruise with BBQ

Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Food & wine

Board the Vista - a state of the art catamaran, to explore Abel Tasman in comfort. Hugging the shore, travel to idyllic bays and through the Tonga Island Marine Reserve, to view a New Zealand fur seal colony. Pass the sweeping golden beaches and bush headlands before arriving at the picturesque Tonga Quarry beach for a classic BBQ lunch. Enjoy a bush walk, visit the famous Tonga Arch granite formations, or relax on the beach before sailing back to Kaiteriteri. 

From £62 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs daily at 9.30am from Kaiteriteri, returning around 2.30pm. Includes return coach transfer, northern cruise, Tonga Island Seal Colony, time ashore at picturesque Tonga Quarry Beach where you can enjoy a bush walk, visit the Tonga Arches (tide dependent) or simply relax on the beach before rejoining Vista Cruise.

Split Apple: Kayaks, Seals and Walk

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Wildlife & nature

Abel Tasman National Park is home to golden beaches, clear blue waters, and an abundance of native wildlife. Whether you're looking for a scenic cruise, kayaking through the calm waters, or hiking the famous coastal track, there's something for everyone. Join Wilson's for this full-day tour which will guide you to all the highlights of this spectacular region.

Meet your guide for a scenic boat trip to Torrent Bay where you will receive a full training session and safety briefing in your double kayak. Begin with a paddle to Split Apple Rock, followed by lunch on a golden sandy beach. After, cruise to Onetahuti, passing the seal colony on Tonga Island. You will then disembark and enjoy a two-hour coastal walk, spotting penguins and other sea birds along the way. Following this, return to Kaiteriteri and your onward accommodation.

For details of a three day walk and kayak option please see here.

From £89 per adult from Kaiteriteri

From £110 per adult including transfers from Nelson

Please Note: Tour departs 9am and returns at 6pm. Please ensure you bring a change of walking shoes, towel, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, change of clothes. Nelson transfers are available, ask your Travel Designer for a quote.

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