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Abel Tasman Transport and Packages

Golden Bay Air and Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle have teamed up to bring you a fantastic "Top-of-the-South" experience that gets you off the beaten track to explore both Golden Bay and Abel Tasman National Park—with no retracing of steps. Choose from our fantastic one or two day packages from Wellington or Nelson. You can also customise your trip by adding days and activities, or changing your schedule.

We also offer transport to northern entrances to the Park from either Wellington or Nelson.

Call or email us to book.

Click on Wellington or Nelson for package and transport options:

Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Packages from Wellington

Package highlights include:

  • Scenic flight over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay with stunning views en-route
  • Explore the natural beauty of Golden Bay with a Golden Bay Rental Car
  • Cruise and/or experience a day hike or kayaking in the famous Abel Tasman National Park

Wellington Return Two Day Package

Day 1
Depart
Arrive
Wellington-Takaka*
9:30am
10:20am
Rental Car to explore Golden Bay
10:30am
-
Day 2
Depart
Arrive
Scenic shuttle Takaka to Totaranui
9:00am
9:45am
Abel Tasman Cruise with hiking or kayaking option
10:45am
2:15pm
Scenic shuttle Totaranui to Takaka Airport
2:45pm
3:30pm
Takaka-Wellington* 4:20pm 5:10pm
 

Wellington to Nelson via Two Day Package

Day 1
Depart
Arrive
Wellington-Takaka*
9:30am
10:20am
Rental Car to explore Golden Bay
10:30am
-
Day 2
Depart
Arrive
Scenic shuttle Takaka to Totaranui
9:00am
9:45am
Abel Tasman Cruise with hiking or kayaking option
10:45am
4:30pm
Shuttle to Motueka/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

Golden Bay Fly and Abel Tasman Cruise Experience
Adult
Child
Wellington Return Two Day Package
$649pp
$499pp
Wellington to Nelson via Two Day Package
$375pp
$297pp
 
Minimum 2 passengers
Child fares 2-11ys; Under 2yrs free
 

Note that accommodation and meals are not included but there are many options in both Golden Bay and Abel Tasman National Park—ask us for suggestions!

Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Packages from Nelson

Package highlights include:

  • Cruise and/or experience a day hike or kayaking in the famous Abel Tasman National Park
  • Scenic flight over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay with stunning views en-route
  • Explore the natural beauty of Golden Bay with a Golden Bay Rental Car

Nelson Return Two Day Package

Day 1
Depart
Arrive
Nelson/Motueka accommodation to Kaiteriteri
7:15am
8:30am
Abel Tasman Cruise with hiking or kayaking option
9:00am
4:00pm
Scenic shuttle Totaranui to Takaka, collect rental car
4:00pm
5:00pm
Day 2
Depart
Arrive
Explore Golden Bay by rental car
9:00am
2:00pm
Takaka-Nelson scenic flight via Abel Tasman 2:20pm 2:50pm
 

Nelson Return Day Package

  • Cruise and/or experience a day hike or kayaking in the famous Abel Tasman National Park
  • Explore the galleries, boutique shops and cafes in Takaka Village
  • Easy walk to the famous Te Waikoropupu Springs - second clearest water in the world
  • Scenic flight over Wharariki Sea Arches, Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman with stunning views en-route
Day 1
Depart
Arrive
Nelson/Motueka accommodation to Kaiteriteri
7:15am
8:30am
Abel Tasman Cruise to Totaranui
9:00am
11:00am
Scenic shuttle from Totaranui to Takaka
11:00am
12:00pm
Lunch and explore Takaka village 12:00pm 1:30pm
Takaka to Airport via Te Waikoropupu Springs
1:30pm
2:30pm
Takaka-Nelson scenic flight via Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman 2:30pm 3:30pm
 

Fares

Golden Bay Fly and Abel Tasman Cruise Experience
Adult
Child
Nelson Return Two Day Package
$439pp
$399pp
Nelson Return Day Package
$479pp
$439pp
 
Minimum 2 passengers
Child fares 2-11ys; Under 2yrs free
 

Note that accommodation and meals are not included but there are many options in both Golden Bay and Abel Tasman National Park—ask us for suggestions!

Flights and Shuttles

On-demand shuttles to Wainui Bay and Totaranui connect with Golden Bay Air scheduled flights from Wellington and Nelson. Please call or email us to book.

Fares

Route
Fare
Takaka<->Wainui Bay
$35pp (min $80)
Takaka<->Totaranui
$45pp (min $130)

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 two day 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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