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Abel Tasman Transport and Packages

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

  • Complete end to end Abel Tasman Transport solutions for walkers and visitors from Wellington and Nelson
  • Daily shuttle bus transfers between Nelson, Marahau/ Kaiteriteri, Wainui Bay or Totaranui
  • One day Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experiences perfect for those with limited time who still want to see it all!

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.

Click to view your Abel Tasman transport and tour options:

Abel Tasman Transport from Wellington

Golden Bay Air offers year-round same-day flight/shuttle connections to and from the Abel Tasman ex Wellington that enable the Abel Tasman Coastal Track to be walked in either direction, available as all-inclusive return Packages year-round, minimum 2 fares.

Walking from Wainui to Marahau (per person fares)

Route
Depart
Arrive
Season
2+ pax

Wellington->Takaka
Takaka->Wainui
9:00am
10:50am
All
$249
Wainuii->Marahau  

Marahau->Takaka
Takaka->Wellington
2:50pm
5:35pm*
All
$279
Return Package ex Wellington
All
$499

Walking from Marahau to Wainui (per person fares)

Route
Depart
Arrive
Season
2+ pax

Wellington->Takaka
Takaka->Marahau
9:00am
12:40pm
All
$279
Marahau->Wainui  

Wainui->Takaka
Takaka->Wellington
11:00am
5:35pm*
All
$249
Return Package ex Wellington
All
$499
* Departure/Arrival time varies seasonally, refer to Wellington-Takaka schedule
Peak Season:
Off-peak Season: 
1 Oct-30 Apr
1 May-30 Sep
 
Child fares discounted $40 each-way on Wellington flights only. A surcharge may apply for flights ex Wellington around Easter and Christmas

Abel Tasman Shuttle Bus Transfers

Golden Bay Air offers convenient shuttle bus transfers between the northern and southern entrances of Abel Tasman National Park.

We depart daily between Takaka, Wainui Bay, Totaranui, Marahau, Kaiteriteri and Nelson.

Use our Abel Tasman shuttle bus to transfer between Wainui Bay and Marahau back to your car, or connect with our scheduled flights to and from Wellington or Nelson.

Backfill specials are available on shuttles already booked, please click here for availability.

Shuttle Rates per person Fares (min 4 fares)

 
Nelson
Marahau/
Kaiteriteri
Takaka
Wainui
Marahau/Kaiteriteri
$40
Takaka
$75
$40
Wainui
$95
$60
$20
Totaranui*
$115
$80
$40
$40
* On demand—please enquire

Shuttle Schedule

Route
Depart
Arrive
Nelson->Marahau/Kaiteriteri
8:00am
1:00pm
9:00am
2:00pm
Marahau/Kaiteriteri->Takaka
9:10am
2:30pm*
10:10am
3:30pm
Takaka->Wainui
10:20am
10:50am
Route
Depart
Arrive
Wainui->Takaka
11:00am
11:30am
Takaka->Marahau/Kaiteriteri
8:00am
1:00pm*
9:00am
2:00pm
Marahau/Kaiteriteri->Nelson
9:10am
2:30pm
10:10am
3:30pm
* On demand—please enquire
Peak Season:
Off-peak Season: 
1 Oct-30 Apr
1 May-30 Sep

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 Wellington or Nelson or also customise your trip by adding days and activities

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
  • Delicious picnic lunch
  • Stunning 2 hour cruise down the length of the Abel Tasman National Park Coastline to Kaiteriteri—spot dolphins and seals
  • Beach stop for 2 hours at Awaroa or Anchorage
  • Shuttle transfer to Nelson
Route
Depart
Arrive
Nelson->Kaiteriteri
7:40am
8:40am
Kaiteriteri->Totaranui
9:00am
10:45am
Totaranui->Te Waikorupupu Springs 12:20pm 1:20pm
Te Waikorupupu Springs->Takaka Airport
1:50pm
2:00pm
Takaka->Nelson
2:20pm
2:50pm
* Available daily from 1 Oct to 30 Apr. Please call or email us for further details.

Fares

Fly-Cruise Day Tour from Nelson
Adult
Child
Abel Tasman Fly-Cruise ex Nelson
$469pp
$429pp
 
Minimum 2 fares
Picnic lunch included in fares

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 discuss 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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