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Abel Tasman National Park: Sailing and Self-Guided Walk

Abel Tasman National Park: Sailing and Self-Guided Walk

From US$ 74.40 per person

Enjoy a fantastic full-day combination tour that involves sailing through the blue waters of the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline before setting off on one of New Zealand's best hikes.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Explore the scenic coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park
  • View Split Apple Rock and the fur seal colony
  • Enjoy a lunch break on the stunning Anchorage Bay beach
  • Walk through native bush in the National Park
Full description
Delight in an amazing day out in Abel Tasman National Park that combines sailing along the stunning coastline before embarking on one of New Zealand's great walks. Start your day sailing from Kaiteriteri Beach, soaking up the scenery along the picturesque coastline. Take in the golden beaches, bays, islands, and birdsong, and pass by the iconic Split Apple Rock and the playful New Zealand fur seal colony. As you sail, learn about the history, marine life, flora, and fauna of Abel Tasman from your knowledgeable skipper. Arrive at Anchorage Bay around midday, and enjoy your own packed lunch on the beach or take a swim before starting your self-guided nature walk back to Marahau. During your hike, stroll along sandy beaches via picture-perfect lookouts and through native bush. Admire the beautiful scenery the National Park coastal track has to offer on a self-guided walk that generally takes between 3-4 hours.
  • Half-day skippered sail tour
  • Tea and coffee
  • Toilets onboard the catamaran
  • Free morning transfer from Marahau to Kaiteriteri Beach if option selected
  • Freedom walk (3-4 hours)
  • Lunch (please note that there are no cafes/shops in the park)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Drive to the Abel Tasman National Park Entrance and park in the carpark. Look for the Abel Tasman Sailing Adventure van which will pick up from the bus shelter on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park carpark, The National Park Entrance, Marahau. Pickup time is 8:30 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour departs on a sailing boat from Kaiteriteri beach. You then do a self-guided walk through the National Park back to a town called Marahau. If you have a car, you must drive to Marahau in the morning and leave it there for the day. Free all-day car parking is available at the track entrance in Marahau. Transfer is offered free of charge from Marahau to Kaiteriteri
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • The following items are essential to take:
  • Small day bag
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Windproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Boat shoes that are easily removable
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Your own water bottle,
  • Plenty of sunscreen (SPF 30+ is best)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Please bring your lunch. There are no shops in the Abel Tasman National Park
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Very good combination of boat and walking tour. Unlucky we didn't have enough wind for sailing, but that isn't the captain's fault. He made the best out of it, and gave us the possibility to see seals and also a nice boat trip up the River since the sea/tide was very low.

February 17, 2020

January 10, 2023

Incredible tour with amazing staff.

January 10, 2023

Product ID: 261542