Day trip

Abel Tasman National Park Cruise and Walking Tour Combo

4.6 / 5

98 reviews

Activity provider: Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles
Day trip

Abel Tasman National Park Cruise and Walking Tour Combo

Activity provider: Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles
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From US$ 68.15 per person

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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.

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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
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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
  • Packed lunch (can be bought on the day for $15)

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Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles ticket office at Kaiteriteri Beach

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Packed lunch

Know before you go

  • Bring a light day pack with water and sunblock
  • All walks are on easy and comfortable terrain
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4.6 /5

based on 98 reviews

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We had a great day out. The Apple Tree Bay to Anchorage walk was lovely and the cruise along the bays was a great taste of the National Park. The walk only took us two hours so we had time for a picnic and swim at Anchorage. The only downside was how busy the boat was for the first section of the cruise, as we didn't realise we were going on the general water taxi rather than a separate boat!

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March 24, 2023

This is a great way to experience Abel Tasman when you only have a day. I recommend the walk from Apple Tree Bay to Anchorage - 2h is more than enough walking, especially if it's hot, and gives you enough time to enjoy the beach. Plus, being able to cruise all the way up to the top and then back was nice. Saw lots of seals along the way!

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March 24, 2023

Comfortable boat with open air seats on top for the best views. The tour up the coast is stunning, with each stop being very brief. We did the 2.5 hour walk which was gorgeous and took about 90 minutes with stops for photos, water, and lunch. This is one of the most beautiful hikes in the world

March 24, 2023

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