Abel Tasman Transport for Walkers

Map showing Golden Bay Air flight and shuttle routes between Nelson, Takaka, Wellington, Marahau, Kaiteriteri and Totaranui

Golden Bay Air specialises in flight and shuttle bus transport and tour packages from Nelson, Wellington and Takaka to both the northern and southern gateways of Abel Tasman National Park. We offer:

  • Daily scheduled shuttle bus transfers between Nelson, Marahau, Kaiteriteri and Wainui Bay enabling walkers to start and finish at any of these locations
  • Daily scheduled flights between Wellington, Nelson and Takaka to connect with our shuttle services. With Golden Bay Air you will enjoy spectacular views of the azure waters and tree-fringed golden sand beaches of this world renowned natural playground
  • Complete end-to-end Abel Tasman Transport options for walkers and visitors from Wellington and Nelson
  • Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experiences perfect for those with limited time who still want to see it all!

We recommend you check out the availability of your Abel Tasman transport before you book your huts or campsites with the Department of Conservation.

Abel Tasman Transport Options

A man and girl walking on an empty gold sand beach in the Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman Transport from Nelson

Golden Bay Air offers year-round daily shuttles from Nelson to Marahau and Wainui, available as great-value return transport packages for walkers. More... about Transport from Nelson

A view through tree ferns to a golden beach on the Abel Tasman with a boat moored and kayaks on the sand

Abel Tasman Transport from Wellington

Golden Bay Air scheduled flights and shuttles provide the fastest and most scenic route for walkers access the Abel Tasman from Wellington. More... about Transport from Wellington

Why Golden Bay Air?

  • We know the Abel Tasman—we’ve walked it and kayaked it ourselves, and we’ve flown it since 2006. If you need advice with planning any aspect of your journey, contact us—we can help!
  • Our Abel Tasman shuttles provide complimentary pickups and dropoffs to and from your accommodation, downtown and airport locations
  • We can help with storage of your gear while you walk the track
  • The flights are spectacular, our pilots and drivers give great commentary, and you’ll have more time to spend where it matters—on the track!

Note minimum 2 fares may apply (except for Wellington-Takaka service) but flight fare specials are available on repositioning legs of flights that are already booked. Single shuttle fares are available on shuttles that have existing bookings in place.

Solo walkers may also pay the two-fare minimum with a partial refund available if others book. You can search flights and shuttles online or contact us.

Walking the Abel Tasman Coastal Track

Get a picture of what it's like to walk the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, the scenery, hut accommodation and camping you'll enjoy. Footage produced for the Department of Conservation.

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