Abel Tasman Coachlines

Abel Tasman Park Packages

High Season 20 Oct - 18 Apr

Low Season 19 Apr - 19 Oct

Day trips with the complete Abel Tasman experience or just a relaxing day on the beach, Abel Tasman Coachlines has a package to suit you. Have a read below and click 'book online now' for effortless online bookings. Or simply come in and see our friendly staff at the Nelson Travel centre. They’ll find a package to suit you.

Abel Tasman National Park

 

Abel Tasman Day Trips
Bus, Boat & Walk Combos

A full day’s coach, cruise and track walking fun.

Coach, Cruise & Walk

A full day trip of coach, cruise and track walking challenge.

One of the most popular packages in our day trip range. It gives you the chance to experience the most scenic part of the track.

Coach - Leave Nelson and sit back for a scenic trip following the coast and the rolling hills to beautiful Kaiteriteri.

Cruise - Here the boat will be waiting for you to board. The boat cruises the shoreline, travelling in close to idyllic beaches fringed by native forests. You will then start making tracks in the sand!

Walk - This leisurely walk is unguided and allows you the freedom to soak up the Abel Tasman on your way. You have time to relax on the golden sand beaches and swim in the crystal blue waters. Walk from bay to bay taking in the elevated views along the way.

  • Coach to Kaiteriteri
  • Boat Kaiteriteri to Anchorage
  • Walk Anchorage to Marahau (3 - 4hrs)
  • Coach Marahau back to Nelson (or Kaiteriteri for the Ex Kaiteriteri option)

  Available All Year

  • Depart Nelson 7.45am
  • Depart Kaiteriteri 9.30am
  • Return from Marahau 4.00pm

Coach - Cruise - Walk

Coach & Boat Fare  $65 ex Nelson         $42 ex Kaiteriteri

 

Seals & Sand

A visit to the seal colony and a beautiful easy walk.

This package is a great way to experience a beautiful part of Abel Tasman National park.

 

Coach - Sit back and let our experienced friendly drivers  take you on an unmissable trip in the region which follows Tasman Bay and also goes through some of the wine, hop and horticultural areas. The drivers' commentaries are world famous.

 

Cruise - Catch the comfortable boat from Kaiteri to Onatahuti (Tonga Quarry). The boat follows the shoreline traveling in close from bay to bay with the best views of the park. Cruise via the fascinating seal colony at Tonga Island enjoying the beauty of these sleek black mammals and keep an eye open for the little blue penguin.

 

Walk - Then take a pleasant walk in the heart of the marine reserve with time to enjoy the native forests and stunning scenery. At the end of your walk you'll come out into Bark Bay which has everyting to offer. Amazing rock formations, tidal lagoon, sheltered beaches and of course swimming. A perfect place to relax before catching the launch back to reality.

 

  • Coach to Kaiteriteri
  • Boat Kaiteriteri to Onatahuti (Tonga Quarry) via seals
  • Walk Onatahuti (Tonga Quarry) to Bark Bay (Medlands) 2 hrs
  • Boat Bark Bay (Medlands) to Kaiteriteri
  • Coach Kaiteriteri back to Nelson

  Available All Year

  • Depart Nelson 7.45am
  • Depart Kaiteriteri 9.30am
  • Return from Kaiteriteri 4.25pm

Seals & Sand

Coach & Boat Fare
$97 ex Nelson         $68 ex Kaiteriteri

 

 

Just Cruising

A full day to coach, boat and relax.

The best way to see the whole of Abel Tasman National park in one day, the relaxing way! The Vista launch cruises the shore, travelling in close to the golden sand beaches. Take in the views of the native tropical looking coastline and inhabitant wildlife, including the Seal Colony on Tonga Island. Either cruise up and back or jump off at one of the many beautiful beaches for a few hours before being picked up again. Enjoy a walk, a swim or just some sun. 

  • Coach to Kaiteriteri
  • Boat Kaiteriteri to Totaranui via the Seal Colony
  • Boat Totaranui to Kaiteriteri
  • Coach Kaiteriteri back to Nelson

  Available All Year

  • Depart Nelson 7.45am
  • Depart Kaiteriteri 9.30am
  • Return from Kaiteriteri 4.25pm
 Note; 1.05pm return coach from Kaiteriteri also available subject to availability. Email us or ask on the day to look into this option. 

Seals & Sand

Coach & Boat Fare
$114 ex Nelson      $78 ex Kaiteriteri

 

Bay Hopper

The best of both worlds.

Get the best of both worlds; relaxing and exploring! After your comfortable and informative bus ride to the Abel Tasman National park entrance you'll board the boat and cruise the park’s shoreline, giving you the best views the coast has to offer. Hop off at Bark Bay (Medlands) and relax on the golden beaches or explore the tranquil lagoons, before taking a 3.5 hour walk through original Podocarp forests. Allow time to stop and take in the view on the spectacular Falls River swing bridge.

  • Coach to Kaiteri
  • Boat Kaiteri to Bark Bay (Medlands)
  • Walk Bark Bay (Medlands) to Anchorage (3.5 to 4 hours)
  • Boat Anchorage to Kaiteri
  • Coach Kaiteri back to Nelson

  Available All Year

  • Depart Nelson 7.45am
  • Depart Kaiteriteri 9.30am
  • Return from Kaiteriteri 4.25pm

 

Seals & Sand

Coach & Boat Fare
$97 ex Nelson        $68 Ex Kaiteriteri

 

Sail The Coast

A fantastic way to experience Abel Tasman National park.

Leave Nelson and sit back for a scenic trip following the coast and the rolling hills to beautiful Kaiteriteri. From there join this hugely popular sailing trip past Split Apple Rock and along the bush-clad coastline. Take in the golden beaches and bays, tidal lagoons, islands and bird-song. There's oppertunity for a bush walk too if you wish and an hour-long lunch stop at Anchorage Beach allows for exploring, swinning and relaxing. Continue on your cruise with a visit to check out the seal colony before catching the afternoon sea breese back to Kaiteriteri where your coach awaits. Oh and did we mention that lunch is included. 

  • Coach to Kaiteri
  • Sail Kaiteriteri to Anchorage
  • Enjoy lunch and relaxation at Anchorage
  • Sail back to Kaiteriteri via the seal colony
  • Coach Kaiteriteri back to Nelson

  High-season only (20th Oct - 18th Apr)

  • Depart Nelson 7.45am
  • Return from Kaiteriteri 4.25pm

 

Seals & Sand

Coach & Sailing Fare
$219 ex Nelson

 

Kayak Combos
Bus, boat and kayak to these beautiful beaches and bays.

Kayak, Cruise and Seals

Get close and personal with the national park.

After a comfortable and scenic coach ride your guide will introduce you to safe paddling techniques and settle you into your kayak. You'll kayak north past fascinating coves and natural features to the famous 'Split Apple Rock'. Once you've kayaked back to Kaiteriteri it's time to board the Vista Cruise to the Golden Sands of Tonga Quarry via the Tonga Island Seal Colony. 

From here you'll be dropped ashore for 50 minutes of beach time before being picked up and returned to Kaiteriteri and in turn Nelson.

  • Coach to Kaiteriteri
  • Kayak to Split Apple Rock and return (2.5 hours)
  • Boat Kaiteriteri to Onetahuti (Tonga Quarry) via the Seal Colony
  • Enjoy some beach time (50 minutes)
  • Boat Onetahuti (Tonga Quarry) to Kaiteriteri
  • Coach back to Nelson

  Available High-season only (20 Oct - 18 Apr)

  • Depart Nelson 7.45am
  • Depart Kaiteriteri 9.30am
  • Return from Kaiteriteri 4.25pm

 

 

Seals & Sand

Coach, Kayak & Boat Fare
$188 ex Nelson             $148 ex Kaiteriteri

 

 

Split Apple Kayak & Beach

Kayak the beautiful bays to Split Apple Rock.
 

This fun package starts with with a comfortable and scenic coach ride including a colourful commentary from our experienced driver. Your guide will then introduce you to safe paddling techniques and settle you into your kayak. You'll kayak north through the azure waters, past fascinating coves and natural features to the famous 'Split Apple Rock'. After snapping some photos there you'll kayak back to Kaiteriteri to spend the afternoon as you please before boarding the coach back.

  • Coach to Kaiteriteri
  • Kayak to Split Apple Rock and return (2.5 hours)
  • Enjoy some beach time at Kaiteriteri
  • Coach back to Nelson

  Available all year

  • Depart Nelson 7.45am
  • Depart Kaiteriteri 9.30am
  • Return from Kaiteriteri 4.25pm

Note; there's an option to return on the 1.05pm bus in high-season subject to availability. Please email us or ask on the day to find out more about this.

 

Coach and Kayak Fare
$120 ex Nelson           $80 ex Kaiteriteri

 

 

 

 

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