Abel Tasman and Heaphy Bus Transfers

Golden Bay Air shuttles route map showing routes between Nelson, Marahau Wainui, Takaka, Brown Hut and Karamea

Golden Bay Air doesn’t just fly! We offer great value and convenient scheduled shuttle bus services between Nelson, Motueka, Marahau/Kaiteriteri and Wainui (Abel Tasman), Takaka and Brown Hut and Kohaihai (Heaphy Track).

Why choose Golden Bay Air shuttle buses?

Golden Bay Air also provides on-demand shuttles to Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Parks and to Lyell and Seddonville for the Old Ghost Road.

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

Select a departure point below to view our schedule:

Shuttle bus from Nelson

Golden Bay Air operates daily scheduled shuttle buses from Nelson to both ends of the Abel Tasman and Heaphy Tracks, plus on-demand shuttles to the Wangapeka Track, Nelson Lakes and Old Ghost Road

Scheduled Scheduled Shuttles
Sector Depart Arrive Nov-Apr May-Oct
Shuttle bus Nelson ​➝Marahau/​Kaiteriteri 7:30am 8:50am $45 $90
1:00pm 2:20pm
Shuttle bus Nelson ​➝Takaka 7:30am 10:10am $65 $130
Shuttle bus Nelson ​➝Wainui 7:30am 11:20pm $85 $170
Shuttle bus Nelson ​➝Brown Hut 7:30am 11:10pm $85 $170
Flight Nelson ​➝KarameaFlight 7:30am 12:30pm $130 $130
Shuttle bus Karamea​➝Kohaihai 1:10pm 1:30pm $25 $25
On-demand On-demand Shuttles
Shuttle Rate (flat rate up to 6 pax) Rate
Shuttle bus Nelson⇄Rolling River Junction-Wangapeka $265
Shuttle bus Nelson⇄St Arnaud $400
Shuttle bus Nelson⇄Lyall-Old Ghost Road $550
Shuttle bus Nelson⇄Westport $700
Shuttle bus Nelson⇄Karamea $1000

Shuttle bus from Marahau/Kaiteriteri

Golden Bay Air operates daily scheduled shuttles from Marahau and Kaiteriteri to service the Abel Tasman and complement its scheduled flights

Scheduled Scheduled Shuttles
Sector Depart Arrive Nov-Apr May-Oct
Shuttle bus Marahau/​Kaiteriteri ​➝Nelson 9:10am 10:30am $45 $90
2:30pm 4:00pm
Shuttle bus Marahau/​Kaiteriteri ​➝Takaka 9:00am 10:10am $50 $100
Shuttle bus Marahau/​Kaiteriteri ​➝Wainui 9:00am 12:20pm $75 $150

Shuttle bus from Wainui Bay

Golden Bay Air operates daily scheduled shuttles from Wainui Bay to service the Abel Tasman and complement its scheduled flights. Shuttle departs Wainui Bay Carpark, 280 McShane Rd, Wainui

Scheduled Scheduled Shuttles
Sector Depart Arrive Nov-Apr May-Oct
Shuttle bus Wainui​➝Takaka 11:30am 12:00pm $40 $80
Shuttle bus Wainui​➝Marahau/​Kaiteriteri 11:30am 2:20pm $75 $150
Shuttle bus Wainui​➝Nelson 11:30am 4:00pm $85 $170

Shuttle bus from Takaka

Golden Bay Air operates daily scheduled shuttle buses from Takaka to service the Abel Tasman and Heaphy Tracks. We also offer local dropoffs and pickups for passengers on scheduled flights and shuttles to locations in Kahurangi National Park for trampers

Scheduled Scheduled Shuttles
Sector Depart Arrive Nov-Apr May-Oct
Shuttle bus Takaka ​➝Marahau/​Kaiteriteri 1:10pm 2:20pm $50 $100
Shuttle bus Takaka ​➝Nelson 1:10pm 4:00pm $65 $130
Shuttle bus Takaka ​➝Brown Hut 10:20am 11:10am $50 $100
Shuttle bus Takaka ​➝Wainui 10:50am 11:20pm $40 $80
On-demand On-demand Shuttles
Shuttle Rate (flat rate up to 6 pax) Rate
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Takaka Airport $25
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Motupipi $40
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Pohara $50
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Ligar Bay $60
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Tata Beach $70
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Onekaka $40
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Tukurua $50
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Parapara $60
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Milnthorpe $70
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Collingwood $90
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Pakawau $130
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Puponga $160
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Rockville $120
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Bainham $150
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄James Road $160
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Quartz Range Road $170
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄East Takaka $60
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Upper Takaka $100
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Cobb Reservoir–Dam $230
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Trilobite Hut $250
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Canaan Downs $200
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Motueka $240
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Kohatu $450
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Murchison $740
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Westport $1100
Shuttle bus Takaka⇄Karamea $1500

Shuttle bus from Brown Hut

Golden Bay Air operates daily scheduled shuttle buses from Brown Hut to Takaka and Nelson

Scheduled Scheduled Shuttles
Sector Depart Arrive Nov-Apr May-Oct
Shuttle bus Brown Hut​➝Takaka 11:20am 12:10pm $50 $100
Shuttle bus Brown Hut​➝Nelson 11:20am 4:00pm $85 $170

Shuttle bus from Karamea/Old Ghost Road

Golden Bay Air provides a scheduled shuttle bus from Karamea to Nelson. Pickups available from Kohaihai and from Seddonville and Lyell on the Old Ghost Road

Scheduled Scheduled Shuttles
Sector Depart Arrive Year-round
Shuttle bus Kohaihai​➝Karamea 1:00pm 1:20pm $25
Shuttle bus Karamea​➝Nelson 2:00pm 7:00pm $130

© Copyright 2024 Golden Bay Air Limited