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$286.15 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Abel Tasman National Park Hiking Tour with Cruise

Your guide will collect you in a Mercedes from your Nelson accommodation around 8am and will proceed to orientate you to this stunning region. Nelson is surrounded by National parks and the sea and is renowned for its high sunshine hours and the drive to meet your water taxi passes through orchards and market gardens responsible for much of the fresh fruit and vegetables found in New Zealand.Arriving at Kaiteriteri which is one of the best beaches in NZ, walking sticks and back packs are offered if required before boarding the water taxi at 9.15am for a scenic cruise over calm turquoise waters past islands with seals and ringing with birdsong, then stunning coastline to be delivered right into the heart of the park at around 10.30am.Your guide has been specially selected for their maturity, experience and knowledge of Abel Tasman National Park and will lead you over well formed tracks in lush forest explaining the medicinal and eatable plants and their unique features. They will discuss the importance of the region to Maori, Dutch and European history as well as the early settlers. Refreshments will be supplied at beautiful vantage points along the way and after 2.5 hours the guide will produce a delicious gourmet lunch to be enjoyed on the golden sands of Torrent Beach.The final afternoon walk of 2 hours takes you around the Torrent Bay estuary to Anchorage to be collected by your water taxi for the return cruise to Kaiteriteri and the drive back to your accommodation by 5pm.

$2147.86 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14-Day South Island Adventure Tour from Christchurch

Day 1: Depart Christchurch Airport and travel to Hanmer Springs to relax in the thermal hot pools.Day 2: Start the day with an invigorating walk up Conical Hill before we head to Kaikoura where you can spot marine life.Day 3: Travel north along rugged coastal roads to the seaside port town of Picton.Day 4: Sample a wine at a local vineyard before heading to the fabulous Abel Tasman National Park.Day 5: Today is a free day to explore the Abel Tasman National Park. Walk along the stunning golden sand beaches, hop on a sailboat or go kayaking.Day 6: Travel the scenic Arthur’s Pass to the West Coast. You visit Hokitika, famous for pounamu (jade), before your day ends in Franz Josef, home to Franz Josef Glacier. Day 7: The day is spent in Franz Josef so you can explore the glacier or walking trails. Day 8: Visit Lake Matheson, New Zealand’s most photographed lake, before heading to Mount Aspiring National Park where you go jet boating! Day 9: Doubtful Sound is a true treasure of New Zealand and today you will board a purpose-built boat for an overnight cruise. Look out for fur seals, penguins and dolphins. Day 10: Today head for the "adventure capital of the world", Queenstown. Queenstown is known for its nightlife with excellent restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and live music. Day 11 - 12: You have two free days to fully explore. Queenstown is a great place to spend a few days, no matter your past-time of choice. Some optional activities may include AJ Hackett Bungy, Canyon Swing, Skyline Gondola and Luging (own expense).  Day 13: Back on the bus, head for Wanaka to spend the morning on a scenic bike ride along the lakeside. After lunch, journey north to your next overnight stop at the base of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. Day 14: Stop for a break on the shores of turqouise Lake Tekapo and you have the option to join a thrilling white water rafting adventure on the Rangitata River in the afternoon. Those not rafting will carry on to Christchurch, meeting the rafters later in the evening. This is where your tour comes to an end. Accommodation: Comfortable accommodation situated in great locations, staying in a range of cabins, lodges or local hostels

$2844.28 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

The Wild North West

Enjoy a gourmet picnic for two on the remotely beautiful, wild West Coast.Tracking west into the heart of the Kahurangi, our first stop lands at a remote alpine location where we can enjoy the overwhelming surrounds of New Zealand’s second largest National Park. From the mountains we descend further west to Westhaven Inlet and track the rugged and remotely beautiful wild North West coastline for a landing on the beach, where we can explore sand dunes and eroded rock formations. Here we will sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and glass of local wine. After lunch we lift off to explore Farewell Spit and Golden Bay before our final landing at Awaroa Bay in the Abel Tasman National Park. A short bush walk through aged Manuka forest takes us up close to the pristine waters and golden sand beaches that make the Abel Tasman world famous.

$861.90 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Abel Tasman Experience

Take a flight over the golden-sand beaches and pristine waters of the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand’s smallest National Park. Land for an optional lunch at Awaroa Lodge then take a stroll down the beach or swim in the clear waters of Awaroa Bay, before returning to our Wakefield Heliport via the coastline and the fertile growing region of the Moutere Valley. Awaroa Lodge is open from 1st September to late May.PLEASE NOTE:Bring your camera!Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to a weight restriction fee.All flights are subject to change and weather conditions. Lunch is not included in our pricing as we do not wish to restrict your menu options. 

$3295.92 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Best of Both Worlds - Abel Tasman

Combine sailing the seas and spectacular aerial views Join Abel Tasman Charters and Reid Helicopters Nelson for a private cruise into the Abel Tasman National Park to discover lush bush, golden sand, and heavenly blue waters. Relax on the beach with a gourmet lunch before meeting your private helicopter at Awaroa Bay. From Awaroa you will track into the rugged Kahurangi National Park for a landing high in the mountains where you can explore unique rock formations and alpine lakes. Enjoy truly spectacular views of Golden Bay on your journey back to your destination. PLEASE NOTE:Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee.All flights are subject to change and weather conditions.  

$2026 Multi-day & Extended Tours

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

Day 01: Arrive at Auckland Airport and be transferred to accommodation. Enjoy the day settling in. Day 02: A scenic drive through Waikato and King Country regions brings you to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Afterwards, enjoy lunch (at own expense) and return to Rotorua for the night.Day 03: Travel to Matamata to the beautiful Hobbiton movie set, where the award-winning Lord of the Rings films were made. Return to Rotorua and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Day 04: Head to Taupo for a full day of exploration on your own and enjoying activities like skydiving, jetboating, AC baths and the Starlight Cinema.Day 05: Today we travel to Napier, with one of the largest concentrations of Art Deco buildings in the world, and activities to suit everyone. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.Day 06: Today, enjoy a wine tasting afternoon in the sun driving through stunning scenery. After, be dropped at Napier.Day 07: Today, a 5 hour trip takes us to the capital, Wellington. Check-in and overnight.Day 08: Today is free to explore Wellington - from world-class restaurants to attractions like the free national museum, the waterfront, and much more. Day 09: Today we travel to South Island by ferry. Arrive into Picton and travel West to Nelson, the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park.Day 10: Walk through lush forest from Marahau to Anchorage, then sail to the Fur Seal colony, along the Abel Tasman coastline via Split Apple Rock into the resort community of Kaiteriteri. Day 11: Spend the day travelling to incredible Franz Josef.Day 12: Embark on the Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk through remarkable landscape. After a brief climb, enjoy spectacular views of the glacier’s terminal face. The journey can be tailored to suit groups of most abilities and interests.Day 13: Today we travel to the adventure capital - Queenstown, surrounded by breathtaking nature. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.Day 14: Today we visit Milford Sound and journey along the 295km Milford Road through Fiordland National Park, on comfortable buses. After a morning tea stop (own expense), travel along the lake and into Fiordland National Park and Eglinton Valley. Marvel at the stunning Mirror Lakes and Knobs Flat, and through stunning mountain peaks in a glass-roof coach. Stop at Monkey Creek, head through the Homer Tunnel and experience The Chasm. At Milford Sound, board Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise out to the Tasman Sea, gliding past glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls. Return to Queenstown by bus and overnight.Day 15: Today is free to enjoy yourself with Queenstown's endless activities. Day 16: Today we head to Christchurch through incredible scenery (8-9 hours). Check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure..Day 17: Enjoy the morning in Christchurch before catching your return airport transfer.

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