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Abel Tasman and Golden Bay Tour

  • Experience many different landscapes in a single day

  • Hotel transfers from select hotels are included

  • Transportation via air-conditioned mini van

Abel Tasman and Golden Bay Tour
From US$136.34
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If you choose this option we will pick you up at your accommodation or close to your accommodation. Please advice where you are staying at least one day before departure.
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Explore the highlights of one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand on a convenient full-day tour. This small-group tour takes a maximum of 11 passengers, for a personalized service. Enjoy stunning views, secluded beaches, an optional bush walk, and a cruise along the shore of the Abel Tasman National Park (sitting inside or outside, as per your choice).

What to Expect

The pickup is in Nelson or Motueka at the information center. If you need another pickup, please advise with your booking. Travelers will be driven in the  new 12 seater bus along the coastline to Kaiteriteri. Enjoy the wonderful beach and views over the bay before starting to enter our cruise boat.

Choose the seat on the cruise boat inside or outside before cruising from Kaiteriteri Beach to Totaranui along the coastline of the Abel Tasman Park while the driver guide drives the bus over the Takaka Hill to Totaranui. There is coffee, tea, and snacks available on the boat.

Enjoy the stunning beach in Totaranui, have about half an hour before driving to the next destination and you could even fit a swim in, in the crystal clear sea. Then you will be blown away by the 20-minute drive to a 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 colorful interesting lifestyle town with wonderful lunch stop options, interesting shops, and locals. 3km out of Takaka there is the well-known springs "Waikoropupu Springs", known for the clarity of the water and the volume of water discharged. The springs are spiritually significant to the Maori people. Depending on how much time the whole group as it might be able to have a short stopover there.

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

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

Reviews (6)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2018
Scenic drive

We started out from Nelson and drove via Motueka to Kaiteriteri beach, for a swim in the clear water. Then we took an afternoon boat trip round the Abel Tasman bays. The boat drops off hikers on the way. Some very pretty scenery. A great...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lois G
Reviewed 22 January 2018
Fantastic wine tasting tour in the Nelson region/Golden Bay

We booked a wine tasting tour at Tasman Tours. Our guide, Karin, took us to really great places. The different wineries, like the wines, were unique. The wines were exquisite and outstanding. There was something extraordinary for every taste. Karin has proved to be an...More

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Date of experience: December 2017
Thank josefs606
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile
Greatest day to experience the area

On the 8th of December we did a fabulous tour with Karin to the top of the south ireland, Farewell Spit. Karin is a fantastic tour-guide with a lot of very interesting knowledge about the surrounding area. We got to see seals at Wharariki Beach...More

Thank Gabriele A
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile
A wonderful day exploring Golden Bay!

We had a great time looking around beautiful Golden Bay. The guide was very knowledgable and engaging and a wide range of activities, from seal watching and walking on the beach, to stopping for a pint at the Mussel Inn and sampling the best local...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Helena D
Reviewed 10 January 2017
Perfect day, wonderful insight into local treasures

Thanks to our guide Michael for a wonderful day trip to Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay. Our guide dropped us off at Kaiteriteri and we started with a boat trip along the whole beautiful coastline from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui where he picked us...More

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Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Julia K
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