Water Taxi – One Way Fare

Water taxis provide quick and convenient access to the six major bays along the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline.

Availability: All year round
Summer Departure(s): See below
Winter Departure(s): See below
Trip duration: Half Day
Activity level: Easy
Ideal for: Transport into and out of the park
Cruise info: See below

Water Taxi – One Way Fare

From $52

Water taxis provide quick and convenient access to the six major bays along the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline. A trip in one of the smaller water taxis, past the succession of wide sweeping bays, is a quintessentially Kiwi experience. Built specifically for the Abel Tasman coastline and unique tidal conditions, water taxis get you access to the Park’s secret spots, spectacular marine life and even into bush-fringed tidal inlets. Book a one way fare and plan your own day out in the Park!


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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Great Day in the Park

Walking & Hiking, Full Day

Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Torrent Bay, walk the scenic Coastal Track to Onetahuti (4hrs).

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Water Taxi, Full Day

Special charter services available upon request

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Walking & Hiking, Full Day

Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Bark Bay or Onetahuti and then walk to Awaroa Bay (from Bark Bay 3hrs, Onetahuti 1hr).

From $114
Marahau Water Taxi - Falls River Swingbridge in The Abel Tasman National Park

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Walking & Hiking, Full Day

Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Torrent Bay, walk the scenic Coastal Track to Bark Bay (2.5hrs) crossing the Falls River Swingbridge.

From $102
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Lagoons & Swingbridge

Walking & Hiking, Full Day

Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Bark Bay, walk the scenic Coastal Track to Anchorage (3.5hrs).

From $102
Marahau Water Taxi - Walking & Hiking in The Abel Tasman National Park - short walk - easy walk - Pitt Head Loop

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Walking & Hiking, Half Day

Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Anchorage to walk the Pitt Head Loop Track (1.5hr) round trip.

From $96
Marahau Water Taxi - Walking and Hiking in The Abel Tasman National Park

Absolute Abel Tasman

Walking & Hiking, Full Day

Return water taxi and walking trip: Travel the length of the park to Totaranui and back to Onetahuti or Bark Bay then walk the picture-perfect bays.

From $130
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Please Note: Pick-Up and Drop-Off at Kaiteriteri will not be available from May 1st to October 31st.

  • During this time please choose Marahau as your closest pick-up and drop-off location.
  • Our Kaiteriteri pick-up and drop-off will commence again on the 1st November.