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Abel Tasman and Golden Bay in One Day Guided Tour

Departs Nelson or Motueka
For 1 person
$216 each
$216 each

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  • Cruise the Abel Tasman Park, experience flora and fauna and beaches unseen anywhere else in the world
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape, a sacred Maori Place at the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemisphere, charming lifestyler town Takaka.
  • Breathtaking views over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay with steep and rugged mountains on our bus ride back.

Join this full day guided tour and cruise along the stunning coastline of the Abel Tasman Park. Experience Golden Bay and the lifestyler village Takaka, the sacred Maori springs at Waikoropu, a bush walk and breathtaking views over Abel Tasman Park and Golden Bay.

What's Included?

  • Guided tour of Abel Tasman and Golden Bay regions
  • 90 minute boat cruise
  • Professional and friendly driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Meet your driver in the morning in either Motueka or Nelson and head along the coastline to Kaiteriteri. Enjoy the wonderful beach and views over the bay. Then, step aboard for your 90 minute cruise from Kaiteriteri Beach to Totaranui along the coastline of the Abel Tasman Park, one of the most pristine areas of New Zealand. Tea, coffee and snacks are available on board.

Enjoy a moment on the stunning beach in Totaranui - maybe even a swim - before your driver meets you again to take you to your next destination. You will be picked up by your driver and you will be blown away by the 20-minute drive to stunning bush with the option for a short walk.

After the walk to a lookout, drive about 10 minutes to Takaka for a break. Takaka is a colourful interesting lifestyle town with wonderful lunch stop options, interesting shops and locals. 3km out of Takaka there is the well-known Waikoropupu Springs, known for the clarity of the water and the volume of water discharged. The springs are spiritually significant to the Maori people.

The tour ends with a scenic drive over Takaka Hill with stunning views over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay before heading back to Motueka and Nelson. You will return to Motueka at about 4.30pm and Nelson at about 5.30pm.

There is no better way to experience so many diverse landscapes in one day.

Session Length

  • Please allow a full day for this experience
  • Departs Nelson at approximately 7.30am or Motueka at approximately 8.30am
  • Returns to Motueka approximately 4.30pm or Nelson at approximately 5.30pm


  • Participants should be physically fit and suffer from no medical conditions which could affect your availability to participate in the described activities
  • A minimum of two people are required for booking


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

  • Cancellations more than 24 hours before departure: rebooking possible or refund less 15%
  • Cancellation less than 24 hours before departure: rebooking possible of refund of 50%
  • If a trip is cancelled by the operator customer can either rebook at no cost or be refunded

Numbers on the Day

There can be up to 11 people on this tour. A minimum of two people are required for booking.

This experience picks up from Motueka or Nelson.