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Abel Tasman Transport and Packages

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

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.

Abel Tasman Transport to Wainui Bay, Totaranui and Awaroa

Transport includes:

  • Scenic scheduled flight over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay with stunning views
  • Connecting shuttle from Takaka Airport
  • Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle connection where applicable

Click on your departure point for transport options:

Abel Tasman Transport from Wellington

Fares with 15kg baggage (Effective 1 Jul 2019)

Route
Fare
Wellington<->Takaka<->Wainui Bay
$234pp
Wellington<->Takaka<->Totaranui
$259pp
Wellington<->Takaka<->Totaranui<->Awaroa*
$283pp
* Also available to other Abel Tasman destinations. Please call or email us for details
Minimum 2 fares
Child 2-11yrs discount $40pp; Under 2yrs free

Abel Tasman Transport from Nelson

Fares with 15kg baggage (Effective 1 Jul 2019)

Route
Fare
Nelson<->Takaka<->Wainui Bay
$209pp
Nelson<->Takaka<->Totaranui
$234pp
Nelson<->Takaka<->Totaranui<->Awaroa*
$258pp
* Also available to other Abel Tasman destinations. Please call or email us for details
Minimum 2 fares
 

Abel Tasman Transport from Takaka

Fares with 15kg baggage (Effective 1 Jul 2019)

Route
Fare
Takaka<->Wainui Bay
$40pp
Takaka<->Totaranui
$65pp
Takaka<->Awaroa*
$90pp
* Also available to other Abel Tasman destinations. Please call or email us for details
Minimum 2 fares
 

Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experiences

Get off the beaten track to experience both spectacular Golden Bay and idyllic Abel Tasman from the air, ground and sea—with time to explore and no retracing your steps. Take a spectacular day tour from Nelson. Or pack more into your holiday itinerary by crossing from the North to the South Island via our Wellington option.

You can also customise your trip by adding days and activities, or changing your schedule.

Call or email us to book.

Click on Wellington or Nelson for package and transport options:

Fly-Cruise Day Tour from Wellington

Package highlights include:

  • Stunning scenic flight from Wellington to Golden Bay over Abel Tasman pristine beaches
  • Easy 30-minute return walk to Te Waikoropupu Springs, clearest fresh-water in the world
  • 50-minute scenic shuttle tour from Takaka to Totaranui Beach—learning about the history and environment of Golden Bay
  • Two hours to explore the beach at either Totaranui (winter) or Awaroa (summer)
  • Stunning 90-minute cruise down the length of the Abel Tasman National Park Coastline to Kaiteriteri—spot dolphins and seals
  • 40-minute shuttle transfer to Nelson
Route
Depart
Arrive
Wellington-Takaka*
9:30am
10:30am
Te Waikoropupu Springs
10:40am
10:50am
Takaka-Totaranui 11:50am 12:35pm
Abel Tasman Cruise
2:30pm
4:20pm
Scenic shuttle Totaranui to Nelson
4:30pm
5:30pm
* Available daily from 1 Dec to 30 Mar, less frequently other times. Please call or email us for further details.

Fares with 15kg baggage (Effective 30 Dec 2019)

Fly-Cruise Day Tour from Wellington
Adult
Child
Wellington to Nelson Package
$399pp
$335pp
 
Minimum 2 fares
 
Note that meals are not included. Please call or email us to enquire about extending to a multi-day trip, adding a car in Golden Bay and for accommodation recommendations and assistance.

Fly-Cruise Day Tour from Nelson

Package highlights include:

  • Stunning scenic flight from Nelson to Golden Bay over Abel Tasman pristine beaches
  • Easy 30-minute return walk to Te Waikoropupu Springs, clearest fresh-water in the world
  • 50-minute scenic shuttle tour from Takaka to Totaranui Beach—learning about the history and environment of Golden Bay
  • Two hours to explore the beach at either Totaranui (winter) or Awaroa (summer)
  • Stunning 90-minute cruise down the length of the Abel Tasman National Park Coastline to Kaiteriteri—spot dolphins and seals
  • 40-minute shuttle transfer to Nelson
Route
Depart
Arrive
Nelson-Takaka
10:00am
10:30am
Te Waikoropupu Springs
10:40am
10:50am
Takaka-Totaranui 11:50am 12:35pm
Abel Tasman Cruise
2:30pm
4:20pm
Scenic shuttle Totaranui to Nelson
4:30pm
5:30pm
* Available daily from 1 Dec to 30 Mar, less frequently other times. Please call or email us for further details.

Fares with 15kg baggage (Effective 30 Dec 2019)

Fly-Cruise Day Tour from Nelson
Adult
Child
Nelson return Package
$449pp
$399pp
 
Minimum 2 fares
 
Note that meals are not included. Please call or email us to enquire about extending to a multi-day trip, adding a car in Golden Bay and for accommodation recommendations and assistance.

Abel Tasman and Golden Bay Activities

There is a lot to see and do in the Abel Tasman and Golden Bay areas. Consider extending your day tour package to really appreciate the variety of activities on offer. Please call or email us to check out your options.

Scenic Flights

Golden Bay Air offers spectacular scenic flights over the Abel Tasman, Farewell Spit, West Coast and Kahurangi National Park.

Farewell Spit Tour

Take a Farewell Spit Tour along this 35km long wetland and bird sanctuary of international significance.

Salmon Fishing

Visit Anatoki Salmon, catch your own lunch, have it smoked and eat it on the spot!

Horse Trekking

Scenic Trekking! Ride Cape Farewell Horse Treks or Hack Farm.

Art galleries, cafes and museums

Golden Bay is a vibrant and diverse community with over 50 art galleries, museums boutique shops, cafes and markets to explore.

Water Taxi and Cruising

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles, Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi, Marahau Water Taxis and Wilsons Abel Tasman provide water transport services to Totaranui from all points further south in the Park.

Guided Walks

Kahurangi Guided Walks, Bush and Beyond, Southern Wilderness and Abel Tasman Guides all provide excellent single or multi-day guiding services in the Park. Abel Tasman Eco Tours also offers a great day out with shuttle and walking tour options.

Kayaking

Based at Tata Beach, Golden Bay Kayaks offers single or multi-day kayak hire with guiding and kayak/water taxi combination options.

At the south end of the park talk to Abel Tasman Kayaks, Kahu Kayaks, Marahau Sea Kayaks and the Sea Kayak Company.

Canyoning

If you are looking for excitement, Abel Tasman Canyons provides a range of canyoning adventures for all skill levels.

Skydiving

Skydive Abel Tasman offers tandem skydives from Motueka Airport with a unique perspective of the Abel Tasman on the way down!

Fishing and Diving

Wildcat Charters offer fishing charters and sightseeing cruises into the park from their base at Wildcat Motel in Pohara.

Abel Tasman Dive offers PADI dive training and diving adventures from Kaiteriteri.

Mountainbiking

The route from Wainui Bay to Totaranui via Gibbs Hill is open from May through September. Check out the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, or ride the Rameka Track from the top of the Takaka Hill. Talk to us about shuttle transport for your rides!

Sailing

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures offer a wide range of scenic sailing single and multi-day tours and combination activities.

Abel Tasman Coastal Track

The 51km Abel Tasman Coastal Track is New Zealand's easiest Great Walk. It extends from Wainui Bay (24 km from Takaka) to Marahau (62 km from Nelson).

The coastal track crosses estuaries, two of which are only passable near low tide. Please consult tide timetables when planning your trip.

Huts in Abel Tasman do not have cooking fuel supplied. Camping fuels are as hazardous substances and cannot be carried on aircraft. We can provide fuel at cost-price when you arrive in Takaka by prior arrangement.

Hut spaces and campsites need to be booked prior to departure. Refer to the Department of Conservation for track and booking information.

Accommodation is also available at Aquapackers, Awaroa Lodge, Wilsons Beachfront Lodges or by renting an Awaroa holiday home.

Abel Tasman Links

  • Department of Conservation website
 
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