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Abel Tasman National Park: Day Trip with 1.5-Hour Cruise

Product ID: 179309
Discover Abel Tasman National Park by bus, boat, and on foot. Take a 1.5-hour cruise along the coast, visit the town of Takaka, and stop for short walks throughout the day. Benefit from round-trip transfers from Motueka or Nelson.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Admire scenic vineyards, and apple and kiwi orchards on a scenic drive
  • Cruise along the coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park to the beautiful Totaranui beach
  • Stop for a short walk in the national park and visit a lookout point
  • Enjoy a lunch break in Takaka, with time to explore the interesting shops and cafes
  • Discover Te Waikoropupu Springs, a sacred Maori place
Full description
Start your tour to Abel Tasman National Park from either Motueka or Nelson. Set off at around 7:20 AM from Nelson or 8:20 AM from Motueka and enjoy a scenic drive along the coastline to Kaiteriteri. Soak in the wonderful views of the beach and out over the bay, before you climb aboard for your cruise. 

Choose an inside or outside seat and set sail on a 1.5-hour cruise from Kaiteriteri Beach across to Totaranui. Travel along the spectacular coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park.  In the meantime, your driver will take the bus over the Takaka Hill to Totaranui. Disembark the boat and explore the stunning beach in Totaranui. There will be time for you to take a quick dip in the waters of the crystal clear sea. 

After a 20-minute scenic drive, you will reach lush native bush where you'll have the option to take a short walk to a lookout for some marvellous views. Then enjoy a short drive to Takaka, a colourful and interesting town with wonderful options for lunch and interesting shops. Discover the Te Waikoropupu Springs, sacred to the Maoris and known for the clarity of the water. Your tour will end with a scenic drive over Takaka Hill with stunning views over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay before the return journey to Motueka, arriving at around 4:30 PM, or Nelson where you will arrive at approximately 5:30 PM.
  • Transport by comfortable minibus
  • Small group full-day tour
  • Experienced guide
  • 1.5-hour cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We had such a wonderful time with Karin. You forgot the time and you were able to ask everything. She explained the flora and fauna, we made little walks and she showed us wonderful and various places. We would love to go on a tour with Karin again. Even if she doesn’t know some answers after a few text messages to a botanical friend , we received our answers about special flowers we saw on the way! Keep on the good work Karin!

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October 30, 2019

It was really a super nice tour

Karin was a great tour leader. With mega she has shown a lot of specialist knowledge about the country and nature as well as about local birds that made our day more beautiful and really great places away from all the tourist (overflowing) stuff. We would do it again anytime. Thanks Karin

January 6, 2019

Great trip, very informative,

November 20, 2019

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Tasman Tours New Zealand

Product ID: 179309