Absolute Abel Tasman

Cruise by water taxi along the length of the incredible Abel Tasman coastline. Then soak up the elevated views of the picture-perfect bays on your walk.

Availability: All year round
Summer Departure(s): 9.00am, 10.30am
Winter Departure(s): 9.30am
Trip duration: Full Day
Activity level: Moderate
Ideal for: Exploring the north of the Park
Cruise info: Marahau to Onetahuti or Bark Bay via Totaranui. Anchorage or Bark Bay to Marahau
Walk info: Onetahuti to Bark Bay: 2hrs or Bark Bay to Anchorage: 3-4hrs

Absolute Abel Tasman

From $110

Catch a morning water taxi into the Park along the length of the incredible Abel Tasman coastline right up to Totaranui and then back to either Onetahuti or Bark Bay. Walk a section of the Coastal Track enjoying the Abel Tasman’s incredible beaches soaking up the elevated views of picture-perfect bays before returning on an afternoon water taxi.

There are two walking options for this trip depending on how much of the Coastal Track you would like to walk, and which section of the Track you wish to explore.

Trip Options:

  • Option 1 – the shorter walk option. We drop you at Onetahuti and you walk through to Bark Bay (2 hours) to meet your return water taxi.
  • Option 2 – the longer walk option. We drop you at Bark Bay and you walk through to Anchorage (3-4 hours) to meet your return water taxi.

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Water taxi fares

Itinerary

Option 1:

  • Water taxi from Marahau/Kaiteriteri to Totaranui
  • Water taxi from Totaranui to Onetahuti
  • Walk from Onetahuti to Bark Bay
  • Water taxi from Bark Bay to Marahau

Option 2:

  • Water taxi from Marahau to Totaranui
  • Water taxi from Totaranui to Bark Bay
  • Walk from Bark Bay to Anchorage
  • Water taxi from Anchorage to Marahau

For group bookings requiring transport between Nelson, Motueka and Marahau please give us a call on 0800 80 80 18 to add bus transfers to your booking.

Important Notice: From December 3rd, New Zealand moved into the new COVID-19 Protection Framework, or traffic light system. We are required to adopt this new framework in order to remain open and also to keep everybody safe. Therefore from December 3rd all customers older than 12 years and 3 months will need to present their My Vaccine Pass before they can use our services. The new Protection Framework also requires that we adhere to the regulations outlined for each of the three levels; red, orange and green. For more specific information about COVID-19 Protection Framework please visit this link. Thank you for your understanding.

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