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Abel Tasman National Park Cruise and Walking Tour Combo

Product ID: 101900
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On this Abel Tasman National Park combination tour you’ll experience the best of what the area has to offer. Take a cruise, enjoy the beaches and wildlife and go for a walk through some of the stunning forests. Choose from 3 different program options.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See New Zealand’s most-photographed rock and learn about the myths and legends that surround it
  • Visit the fur seal colony at Adele Island and watch the seals playing on the rocks and bathing offshore
  • Discover the stunning golden sand beaches and secluded coves of the area
Full description
Experience the best of Abel Tasman National Park on this full-day boat cruise and walk combination.

There are 3 different walk options available on this day of discovering. Enjoy a scenic cruise, visits to Split Apple Rock and a fur seal colony, golden beaches, forest walking and wildlife encounters all on a single day out.

There are 3 tour options:

Option A: Astrolabe Beaches and Bays
Walking distance: 7 km
Walking time: 2.5 hours
Details: After a scenic cruise, you’ll be dropped off at Apple Tree Bay at noon for a walk to Anchorage Beach, with time to visit 5 different beaches along the way. There is also the option of adding the 1-hour Pitt Head loop track to Te Pukatea Beach.
Pick-up in Anchorage at 15:45 or 17:00**
Arrival in Kaiteriteri at 16:30 or 17:30**

Option B: Forest and Swing Bridge
Walking distance: 10.5 km
Walking time: 4 hours
Details: Following a scenic cruise, you'll be dropped off at Medlands Beach at 11:30 for an interesting walk to Anchorage Beach that includes the scenic highlights of the South Head lookout, the famous Falls River swing bridge and Cleopatra’s Pool.
Pick-up in Anchorage at 15:45 or 17:00**
Arrival in Kaiteriteri at 16:30 or 17:30**

Option C: 5 Beaches
Walking distance: 8.8 km
Walking time: 3.5 hours
Details: After a scenic cruise, you'll be dropped off at Awaroa at 11:00 and enjoy a walk that takes in 5 beaches between Awaroa and your pick-up point at Medlands Beach. This option also features the option of stopping at the Peppers Awaroa Lodge Café, where you can enjoy the excellent views and native forests as well as a waterfall and lagoon at Bark Bay. Note that a steep climb from Tonga Quarry requires a reasonable level of fitness.
Pick-up at Medlands Beach at 15:30 or 16:45*
Arrival in Kaiteriteri at 16:30 or 17:30**

* Summer season only: 15 October-30 April
** Peak summer only: 1 December-31 March
  • All Department of Conservation fees
  • Water taxi transfers
  • Informative commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Packed lunch (can be bought on the day for $15)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles ticket office at Kaiteriteri Beach

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Bring a light day pack with water and sunblock
• All walks are on easy and comfortable terrain
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 24 reviews
Review summary
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Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles

Product ID: 101900