Abel Tasman National Park Cruise
Sit back and relax as we depart from lovely Kaiteriteri Beach on a scenic cruise to experience the Abel Tasman National Park.Sit back and relax as we depart from lovely Kaiteriteri Beach on a Scenic Cruise to experience the Abel Tasman National Park.Explore the hidden beaches and bays of the Abel Tasman Coastline. Experience the abundance of wildlife from New Zealand Fur Seals to Little Blue Penguins.Details:View world-famous Split Apple Rock, New Zealand Fur Seals, golden sands and the turquoise waters of Anchorage, Bark Bay, Tonga Quarry, Awaroa and Totaranui Beach before returning to Kaiteriteri. Enjoy a comprehensive commentary from our guides and watch the comings and goings of the park.Suitability: This is a great 3 – 4 hour cruise for all ages where you get to see and experience the majority of the Abel Tasman National Park with good opportunities for wildlife encounters.
Abel Tasman National Park Awaroa Ambience
Cruise along the Abel Tasman Coastline and explore the hidden coves and beautiful golden sand beaches. Opportunities to see the New Zealand Fur Seal colony at Adele Island and other marine wild life. Arrive at Awaroa and experience this wonderful beach plus the warm hospitality of the Awaroa Lodge and Cafe (lunch additional cost). Option to walk 2 hours to Tonga Quarry through lush native bush. **Awaroa Lodge is open seasonally from September to May. Closed from May to September.**Abel Tasman National Park Awaroa Ambience - FAST BECOMING OUR MOST POPULAR TRIP! Enjoy our cruise to Awaroa and upon arrival, dine at the world famous Awaroa Lodge. After lunch take a walk to another stunning beach for your pick up!Details:Take our informative cruise to Awaroa. Relax on the beach and enjoy a delicious lunch (additional cost) and the hospitality at Awaroa Lodge and Cafe. Get picked up again at Awaroa or at your leisure, hike through native forest to Tonga Quarry (1.5 hours). A highlight – new boardwalk and bridges over Richardson Stream.Depart Kaiteriteri at 9am, arriving at Awaroa at 10.30am. Pickup time from Awaroa 1.00pm (15th Oct - 30th April) or 2.45pm (all year)
Abel Tasman Vista Cruise
3 to 6 hours
We've been welcoming visitors to the spectacular Abel Tasman granite coast since 1841. Travel in style on our Vista Cruise. There's no need to go ashore to discover idyllic, golden sand bays, fringed by lush native forest and sculptured headlands. Pause beside offshore islands to view the antics of fur seals. Relax with comfortable seating on board or choose a beach stop with walking and guided sea kayaking options.Let us show you the best of Abel Tasman National Park with Vista Cruise departures every day, year-round, from Kaiteriteri at 9.20 am, cruising all the way to Totaranui, calling in at idyllic bays and islands, then returning at 4.15 pm. During our summer months (1 October to 30 April) there are three Vista Cruise departures from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and return: • Depart 9.20 am, return 12.55 pm • Depart 10.30 am, return 2.40 pm • Depart 1.00 pm, return 4.15 pm.During this time you can experience the length of the spectacular Tasman Bay coast in a morning or afternoon, or take a full day. From open or enclosed viewing decks, you have the opportunity to take photographs of our famous Split Apple Rock. Cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve and pause to see what the resident seal colony is up to. Skim past golden beaches and forested hillsides, and get close to picturesque bays as walkers and kayakers are transferred to the beach. Relax on board with comfortable seating around tables on upper and lower decks. Bring a picnic, order one of our delicious picnic lunches, or choose from our seasonal menu of tasty light meals, plus hot and cold drinks at the onboard licensed cafe. If you would like to join the action, book a beach stop with walking or guided sea kayaking to spend some time ashore in this breath-taking National Park. Your scenic cruises features: • Front loading ramp for easy, safe, comfortable beach transfers • Your skipper provides interpretative commentary to introduce you to a landscape full of s
Waka Paddling Tour: Toka Ngawha Split Apple Rock from Kaiteriteri
Inclusive, enjoyable and great for all ages, our haerenga (journey) includes an easy 2-hour return voyage along peaceful coastlines featuring golden sand beaches and vibrant native forest as we paddle together towards the iconic Toka Ngawhā, also known as Split Apple Rock.Along the way we will share with you our knowledge of the beautiful Maori culture as you experience the empowerment that comes through working with a team. Our spoken blessings called karakia will provide spiritual protection for our voyage through this safe and stunning section of New Zealand.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Waka Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri Boat Ramp, Kaiteriteri 7197 New ZealandThis is where your waka experience starts and finishesDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Split Apple Rock, Moonraker Way, Kaiteriteri 7197 New ZealandWe will paddle to this beach for morning teaDuration: 25 minutes
Anchorage Sail and Walk
7 to 9 hours
Start your day sailing from Kaiteriteri beach, soaking up the scenery along the stunning coastline, passing the iconic Split Apple Rock and the playful NZ Fur Seal colony. Take in the golden beaches, bays, islands and birdsong. Learn about the history, marine life flora and fauna from your knowledgeable skipper before arriving at Anchorage Bay around midday. Enjoy your own packed lunch on the beach or take a swim before starting your self guided nature walk back to Marahau. Stroll along sandy beaches via picture-perfect lookouts and through native bush and the beautiful scenery the coastal track has to offer ( 3-4 hour self-guided walk). Note: Free morning transfers from Marahau provided. This provides you with the freedom to walk the coastal track at your own pace. Free all day car parking is available at the track entrance in Marahau.Sailing Schedule: 8:30 am: Catch your free van transfer from Marahau (free all day parking available) to Kaiteriteri Beach. 9:30 am: Check-in with our friendly staff at the Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures ticket booth (located on Kaiteriteri Beach). 10:00 am: Meet your skipper who will help you on board your sailing catamaran, departing Kaiteriteri Beach for the Abel Tasman National Park. Along the way expect to see secluded coves, golden sand beaches, pristine clear waters and native wildlife. Stop at Adele Island bird sanctuary and Paradise beach on Fisherman Island. Visit the NZ Fur Seal colony and see the iconic Split Apple Rock. 12:30 pm: Arrive to Anchorage Bay where you have time to explore the area before starting your self-guided walk, following the clearly marked signs back to Marahau. 3 - 4 hours later: Arrive to the National Park Entrance. As you have parked your car at the National Park Entrance earlier that day, you are under no time constraints to complete your self-guided walk. Complimentary tea/coffee and juice is provided on board. Free morning transfers between Marahau
Full-Day Sailing Adventure in the Abel Tasman National Park
6 hours 30 minutes
Treat yourself to the only scheduled Full Day sailing tour in New Zealand's coastal paradise - the Abel Tasman National Park. Either chill out and relax, get involved in the sailing or learn as you go, you decide! Experience some great sailing, enjoy some stunning beaches and islands, with a full hour to enjoy your lunch and relax on Anchorage Beach. A great opportunity to go swimming or take a short walk and explore the caves.Visit the Fur Seal Colony, Split Apple Rock, and much more on your return to Kaiteriteri Beach - see all the highlights on this tour.Your day begins when you check in at our ticket booth on Kaiteriteri Beach at 9:30am.You will depart on your sailing adventure at 10am. Along the way, expect to see secluded coves, golden sand beaches, pristine clear waters and native wildlife. Stop at Adele Island bird sanctuary and Paradise beach on Fisherman Island. Arriving at Anchorage Beach at 12:30pm you will have free time to explore and have lunch.You will depart Anchorage Beach at 1:30pm. While sailing back you will visit Pinnacle Island and see the New Zealand furs seals. Learn about the Abel Tasman National Park, its history, features and highlights. Enjoy a stop at the famous Split Apple Rock for photos.You will return to Kaiteriteri Beach by 4:30pm. A packed picnic lunch, tea/coffee and juice all included. Free transfers between Marahau and Kaiteriteri beach upon arrangement.