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From Wellington: Abel Tasman & Golden Bay Fly-Cruise Trip

Activity provider: Golden Bay Air

From Wellington: Abel Tasman & Golden Bay Fly-Cruise Trip

Activity provider: Golden Bay Air

From US$ 483.28 per person

Explore the Golden Bay and Abel Tasman by air and sea on a day trip from Wellington. Experience breathtaking views from the plane, relax at the Te Waikoropupū Springs, and cruise to Kaiteriteri.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic flight between Wellington and Takaka over the Marlborough Sounds
  • Visit Te Waikoropupu Springs, the clearest freshwater springs in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Cruise the Abel Tasman Coastline by boat
  • Shuttle tour of Golden Bay to the golden sands of Totaranui Beach
  • See Kaiteriteri, the South Islands very own sea side resort town
Full description
Departing Wellington’s main airport terminal, start the day with a spectacular scenic flight to Takaka over the Wellington Coast, Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park. During your flight, you will be wearing a headset so you can talk to others and the pilot, and listen to the pilot's commentary about the places you fly over. Upon arriving into Golden Bay you’ll be taken to Te Waikoropupu Springs, discharging 14,000 litres of water per second, the springs are New Zealand's largest freshwater springs and the largest coldwater springs in the southern hemisphere. Stretch your legs with a short 30-minute walk taking you through the forest to a platform that sits partly over the water of Te Waikoropupū Springs. Leaving the Springs relax and take in the scenery as you travel the limestone coastline to Totaranui Beach aboard a 50-minute scenic shuttle tour – learning about the history and environment of Golden Bay along the way. You’ve got time for a quick bite of lunch (provided) before boarding your boat for a 90-minute scenic cruise along the Abel Tasman coastline to Kaiteriteri, keep a look out for seals and dolphins along the way! Leaving Kaiteriteri you’ll travel the 60 minutes by shuttle over ‘Marble Mountain’ back to Takaka for your return scenic flight to Wellington.
Includes
  • 60-minute Scenic flight each way between Wellington and Takaka
  • 90-minute scenic boat cruise the length of the Abel Tasman
  • 30-minute bush walk to the famed Te Waikoropupu Springs
  • Transportation by shuttle bus
  • Experienced guides
  • Snacks, which can be purchased on the cruise boat
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 280 lbs (127 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at Wellington Airport, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand. Check-in closes 20 minutes prior to your flight departure time Check the departure board at the airport for your Gate number

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Once you have made your booking, the local tour supplier will contact you by email to finalize your booking and provide you with more detailed information
  • Seat availability is subject to weight limits on the aircraft. If weight limits will be exceeded, you will be provided with a full refund, or an alternative date for your tour
  • Passengers with special needs must provide this information when booking to discuss their individual requirements with the local tour supplier. Some passengers may be required to travel with a fare-paying companion
  • When weather conditions do not meet the minimum legal requirements, or when the local tour supplier or any agent of the local tour supplier is unable to commence or continue flight or carry any contracted passenger, they will endeavor to assist with alternative carriage. If alternative carriage is not possible, the passenger may re-book on a later service at no extra charge, or receive a full refund.

Product ID: 418677