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 $130

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 transport between Nelson, Motueka and Marahau we recommend The Better Bus. You can book your transfers online or give them a call on 027 577 6975

Environmental Access Fee (EAF)

A portion of your ticket price goes directly towards preserving the unique environment you will enjoy on your trip in the Abel Tasman. This includes the compulsory concession fees paid to the Department of Conversation as well as voluntary contributions to local organisations and projects to improve the environment, ecology and access to the national park.
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