Day trip

Abel Tasman National Park Cruise and Walking Tour Combo

Activity provider: Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles
Day trip

Abel Tasman National Park Cruise and Walking Tour Combo

Activity provider: Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles
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From US$ 68.12 per person

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On this Abel Tasman National Park combination tour you’ll experience the best of what the area has to offer. Take a cruise, enjoy the beaches and wildlife and go for a walk through some of the stunning forests. Choose from 3 different program options.

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Duration 1 day
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  • See New Zealand’s most-photographed rock and learn about the myths and legends that surround it
  • Visit the fur seal colony at Adele Island and watch the seals playing on the rocks and bathing offshore
  • Discover the stunning golden sand beaches and secluded coves of the area
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Experience the best of Abel Tasman National Park on this full-day boat cruise and walk combination. There are 3 different walk options available on this day of discovering. Enjoy a scenic cruise, visits to Split Apple Rock and a fur seal colony, golden beaches, forest walking and wildlife encounters all on a single day out. There are 3 tour options: Option A: Astrolabe Beaches and Bays Walking distance: 7 km Walking time: 2.5 hours Details: After a scenic cruise, you’ll be dropped off at Apple Tree Bay at noon for a walk to Anchorage Beach, with time to visit 5 different beaches along the way. There is also the option of adding the 1-hour Pitt Head loop track to Te Pukatea Beach. Pick-up in Anchorage at 15:45 or 17:00** Arrival in Kaiteriteri at 16:30 or 17:30** Option B: Forest and Swing Bridge Walking distance: 10.5 km Walking time: 4 hours Details: Following a scenic cruise, you'll be dropped off at Medlands Beach at 11:30 for an interesting walk to Anchorage Beach that includes the scenic highlights of the South Head lookout, the famous Falls River swing bridge and Cleopatra’s Pool. Pick-up in Anchorage at 15:45 or 17:00** Arrival in Kaiteriteri at 16:30 or 17:30** Option C: 5 Beaches Walking distance: 8.8 km Walking time: 3.5 hours Details: After a scenic cruise, you'll be dropped off at Awaroa at 11:00 and enjoy a walk that takes in 5 beaches between Awaroa and your pick-up point at Medlands Beach. This option also features the option of stopping at the Peppers Awaroa Lodge Café, where you can enjoy the excellent views and native forests as well as a waterfall and lagoon at Bark Bay. Note that a steep climb from Tonga Quarry requires a reasonable level of fitness. Pick-up at Medlands Beach at 15:30 or 16:45* Arrival in Kaiteriteri at 16:30 or 17:30** * Summer season only: 15 October-30 April ** Peak summer only: 1 December-31 March
  • All Department of Conservation fees
  • Water taxi transfers
  • Informative commentary
  • Packed lunch (can be bought on the day for $15)

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Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles ticket office at Kaiteriteri Beach

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Packed lunch

Know before you go

  • Bring a light day pack with water and sunblock
  • All walks are on easy and comfortable terrain
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4.6 /5

based on 105 reviews

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Amazing way to experience the Abel tasman, we were offered an alternate walk as there was a river crossing on the walk we were due to do, this was much appreciated. We had a beautiful boat trip of the length of the national park followed by approx 2 hr walk from Apple Tree Bay to Anchorage Bay. The scenery on the boat & walking was absolutely stunning. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants to experience the park but only has 1 day!

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February 15, 2023

Beautiful day in the forest not necessarily necessary to do 2h30 by boat we got off after an hour 30 which gave us more time for the hike and picnic the children (10 and 14 years old) were able to swim in torrent bay, provide spare linen, towels, rain and wind clothing in case and for the return by boat. Walk to do

January 29, 2023

We had a great day out. The Apple Tree Bay to Anchorage walk was lovely and the cruise along the bays was a great taste of the National Park. The walk only took us two hours so we had time for a picnic and swim at Anchorage. The only downside was how busy the boat was for the first section of the cruise, as we didn't realise we were going on the general water taxi rather than a separate boat!

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January 25, 2023

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