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Nelson: Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Fly and Cruise Day Tour

Nelson: Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Fly and Cruise Day Tour

From US$ 318.20 per person

Enjoy a fantastic New Zealand experience that gets you off the beaten track. Explore Golden Bay and Abel Tasman by air and by sea, and see the famed clear waters of Te Waikoropupu Springs.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Enjoy a scenic flight over the top of the South Island for stunning views
  • Take an easy bush walk past historic gold diggings to Te Waikoropupu Springs
  • Journey by scenic shuttle around limestone coast to Totaranui Beach
  • Cruise the famous Abel Tasman National Park, spotting seals and dolphins playing in the azure waters
Full description
From Nelson Airport, take a spectacular scenic flight over the golden sands and azure waters of Abel Tasman National Park. From there it's a short trip to Te Waikoropupu Springs, where you can take a 30-minute bush walk past historic gold diggings to some of the clearest water in the world, followed by a scenic drive around the limestone rocks and beaches of Golden Bay to Totaranui at the northern entrance of Abel Tasman National Park.  There is plenty of time to explore the golden beaches. Take a dip in the sea, a romantic walk in the bush or simply relax and soak up the tranquility and peace of the quiet end of the Park. Then take a perfect cruise by bush-fringed beaches through to Kaiteriteri - spot seals and dolphins along the way, and a shuttle back to Nelson Airport.
  • Scenic flight
  • Cruise
  • 30-minute bush walk
  • Transportation by shuttle bus
  • Experienced guides
  • Packed lunch, which can be requested at an additional charge or which can be purchased at Awaroa Lodge
  • Snacks, which can be purchased on the cruise boat
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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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the Golden Bay Air check in desk, Airport House, Nelson Airport. This is 200 meters to the left of the main terminal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Water

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 wheelchairs or 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
  • The local tour supplier may refuse passage to any passenger if the pilot considers that refusal is in the interests of the health and safety of passengers, property, or crew
  • If the passenger has failed to observe reasonable instructions of crew, staff, or agents they may be denied passage
  • If the passenger has not paid the fare, or has not declared accurate body or baggage weights they may be denied passage
Customer reviews

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An amazing experience!

A truly memorable day trip with breath-taking views of the stunning coastline with its beautiful natural colours.

January 26, 2019

jam packed activity packed day. everything went like clockwork!

January 4, 2020

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