A fantastic "Top-of-the-South" New Zealand experience that gets you off the beaten track to explore both Golden Bay and Abel Tasman by air and by sea - with time to explore the cafes and art galleries of Takaka Village and visit the famed Te Waikoropupu Springs, the clearest in the world.
Check in at Nelson Airport at 9.30 am for your flight from Nelson to Takaka. You'll have spectacular views of the Takaka 'Marble Mountain' and Harwoods hole on the way to the stunning west coast Wharariki Arches, Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman National Park.
From there its a quick 10 minute drive to the entrance of the native bush walk to the chrystal clear Te Waikoropupu Springs, past ancient gold diggings. Spend an hour and a half exploring the creative town of Takaka lined with cafes and art galleries.
Then your driver will take you on a scenic drive around extraordinary limestone coastlines to the golden beach of Totaranui at the northern entrance to Abel Tasman National Park.
From there you'll have time to get some sand between your toes and a refreshing swim before taking a coastal cruise along the bush fringed beaches of the park. Your day finishes with a transfer back to the Nelson Airport at 5pm.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.
A minimum 2 passengers are required to proceed. There may be up to 8 people on the tour.
All flights and sea cruises subject to weather.
Dress warmly for the sea cruise and please bring comfortable shoes, jacket, snacks and water.
This tour starts and ends in Nelson and covers the top of the north-west South Island - Abel Tasman, Takaka, Te Waikoropupu Springs, Wharariki Beach, Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman National Park.