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You handle the controls in an open-cockpit Pitts Special stunt bi-plane. No experience necessary, just a stomach for loop the loops and barrel rolls. Roger wilco!
Energetic and sane folk can hire bikes from Bike Tasman. Guided tours available (from $79).
Abel Tasman Mountain Biking offers two-wheeled options for experiencing the Abel Tasman area, Kaiteriteri MTB Park, and Canaan Downs/Rameka Track.
Specialises in small-group tours including five-day walks along the Heaphy Track or Abel Tasman Coast Track ($1300), and day trips up the Cobb Valley ($140).
Fish for salmon at the Anatoki Salmon Farm. The owners will clean and smoke your catch, so you can eat it on the spot. If you’re not up for DIY, you can also buy fresh or smoked fish.
Buller Adventure Tours , located 4km from the coast, has white-water rafting on the Grade III to IV ‘Earthquake Slip’ rapids (adult/youth $120/105); 1¾-hour jetboat rides (adult/youth $79/65); two-hour riverbank hors...
White Water Action Rafting Tours , behind the i-SITE, runs half-day trips with a riverside lunch. Challenging Grade III and V rapids interspersed with adrenaline-elevating optional 9m cliff jumps.
The New Zealand Kayak School hires out (to experienced paddlers only) and sells kayaks, and runs professional courses for all levels; price includes transport and accommodation but BYO food.
On solid ground, Stonehurst Farm Horse Treks, 22km south of town, offers kids’ pony rides, one-hour farm rides, 2½-hour sunset and ‘musterers’, and a half-day riverside ride.
A host of chopper flights and tours, including D’Urville Island, trout fishing, lunch tours and flights over Farewell Spit, and Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks.
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