If you want to relax whilst soaking up the natural glory of the sea and the coastline, the Abel Tasman National Park Scenic Cruise is a perfect cruise for you. Depending on your schedule, you can choose from a morning, afternoon or evening departure, each varying in hours, with the morning trip being a full day tour. On all three tours, you'll be able to absorb the serene natural environment from either the sunny deck, or if you prefer to stay cool, you can enjoy the sheltered downstairs area. You'll cruise from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and back, giving you an opportunity to see wildlife, the coastline and forests, plus a number of famous sights including Split Apple Rock, Medlands Beach and the local fur seal colony. Along the way, your skipper will share with you the history of the area and some interested facts, adding greater insight to your journey. If you choose the morning tour, you'll also have the chance to stop by at a cove and take a 2.5 hour break to explore the beaches or forests on your own!
If you’re looking for an adventure out on the open water surrounded by beautiful scenery, then this is for you! Take a cruise out to Torrent Bay, or meet your guide at Torrent Bay Lodge for an introductory lesson to kayaking. Don’t forget to listen well as they orientate you with the safety procedures for kayaking out into the ocean. From there, paddle out with the group and get to explore hidden islands along the coast, including Pinnacle Island. If you’re lucky, you may even get to spot some of the islands Fur Seals lounging about on the rocks. After a day on the ocean, take a walk back to Torrent Bay Lodge or Anchorage Beach, where you can catch a cruise back to Kaiteriteri. Or you can decide to stay and spend more time relaxing on the beach or taking a scenic nature hike. What are you waiting for? Grab your kayak and brave the open seas!
Hop aboard a boat and cruise to Medlands Beach, the most popular beach on Great Barrier Island. From there, explore the island’s luscious forests and take a hike to Bark Bay where you can relax under the sun (or shade), and take a refreshing dip in the ocean. If you’re feeling extra energetic, you can opt to take a longer hike to the Swing Bridge over Falls River. After you’re done exploring the island, walk back to Medlands Beach and your boat will take you back to Kaiteriteri. At Kaiteriteri, you will be greeted by trained kayaking guides who will give you a quick introductory and safety lesson. When you’re ready, paddle out to sea and enjoy the beautiful island from a different perspective. If you’re lucky, resident Blue Penguins may even be lounging on the seacoast so keep your eyes peeled! Pro tip: if you depart from Kaiteriteri at a later time, there might not be enough time to explore the entire beach.
Treat yourself to a little adventure on the shores of one of New Zealand's most beautiful beaches. For those who love to be active, especially near the beach or under the sun, this is the perfect tour for you. Start with a 45 minute cruise by boat from Astrolabe Roadstead where you’ll be taken to the paradise center of the park, Anchorage Beach. Once you disembark, you have the choice to stay on the beach to sunbathe, have some lunch, or just relax. Or, for more adventurous types, go on any of the three strolls available, depending on how much of a challenge you're looking for. Go for a dip at Te Pukatea Bay, hike to the Manuka forest to end up at Maori Pa, an ancient fortified village, or take a walk to Cleopatra’s Pool and slide down a stunning natural water slide - the choice is yours! Your time exploring Anchorage Beach and the surrounding area is unguided so you're free to explore as you wish and enjoy the outstanding nature on your own time. Don't miss a day tour to New Zealand’s Anchorage Beach and see the beauty of the shorelines for yourself!
This tour is great for those who not only want to relax and soak in the scenery, but also want to get active and immerse themselves in the wonderful environment of the Abel Tasman National Park. On this guided tour, you'll board a 1.5 hour cruise from Kaiteriteri to Tonga Quarry, before setting out on foot for 2 hours from Tonga Quarry to Medlands Beach. Along the way you'll spot the Tonga Island Seal Colony, the Bark Bay Waterfall and beach, and even get to walk through a swing bridge! After the walk, you'll be rewarded with picturesque views at your final stop in Medlands Beach, where you will then reboard on a scenic hour long cruise back to your starting point.
This boat and walking trip through the Abel Tasman national park is one of the most beautiful trips with great friendly staff, comfortable boat, glorious scenery and easy walking tracks, this is a special opportunity to experience the Abel Tasman. It has lots of flexibility, short or long walks, great accommodation and one of the world's most unspoilt coast lines.