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Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Abel Tasman National Park Hiking Tour with Cruise

Abel Tasman Water and Walk is a small group tour for visitors who prefer faster access into the heart of this popular National Park so that they can spend more time exploring the many features with an expert interpretive guide who will highlight the less obvious features of Maori history, early settler activity and the endless stories that abound here, especially from the rich variety of vegetation, birds and aquatic life.
8 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Self-Guided Nelson to Mapua Cycle Adventure

This half-day self-guided cycle adventure takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail taking approximately 4-hours. There are many fun stops along the way with award winning wineries, craft breweries, and the World of Wearable Art museum to name a few.Cycle along the old rail route from Nelson City to Richmond then turn onto the picturesque Coastal Route to Rabbit Island and Mapua. It is all grade one riding (easy) where a moderate fitness level is required. A short ride on the Mapua Ferry has you landing on the Mapua Wharf where the vibe and atmosphere is very relaxing while you enjoy some great food and beverages. This is also a great day out for the whole family.
4 hours
Outdoor Activities

Abel Tasman National Park Forest Walk and Cruise

Enjoy the Abel Tasman National Park on a full-day of discovery. Experience an ultimate boat cruise around the national park with live commentary. Take a 10.5-km walk through some of the most stunning forests that New Zealand offers. You'll enjoy some time to relax at some beaches including Medlands and Anchorage and see some wildlife.
8.5 hours
Water Sports

Full-Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk

Paddle into the heart of Abel Tasman National Park on a full-day kayaking and trekking tour with a guide. Start with an included water-taxi ride from Marahau and see a seal colony in its natural environment. Your guide accompanies you beautiful beaches along the coastline and introduces you to the spectacular scenery of Abel Tasman before a return bus transfer to Motueka.
8 hours
Water Sports

Full-Day Abel Tasman Relaxed or Late Riser Kayaking

In the 'Heart' of the Abel Tasman National Park we offer a combination of kayaking and walking or just a relaxing afternoon kayak. We can customize this to suit your requirements. If you choose a half day kayaking your day will start with a Water Taxi ride up to Bark Bay or if you choose the walking and kayaking option your water Taxi will drop you off at Tonga Quarry for an unguided walk to Bark Bay. Around lunch-time meet your kayaking guide on the Beach at Bark Bay to begin your afternoon adventure. Your guide will show you all the beautiful beaches along the coastline, taking in Falls River and the spectacular scenery of the Abel Tasman National Park before your Water Taxi ride back to Marahau from Anchorage.
9.5 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Biking and Kayaking Adventure: Nelson to Kaiteriteri

On this full-day adventure, you will experience a half day of kayaking and a half day of mountain biking. Leave Nelson in the morning to head to Kaiteriteri. Once there, you'll get to explore what the area has to offer by water, then by land. Hotel pickup and drop-off is not included: you will meet at a centrally located departure point. The kayak portion of the tour is guided, while the biking portion is self-guided with various trails to travel on.
11 hours
Outdoor Activities

Tandem Skydive over South Island

Have an epic time! Enjoy a scenic flight climbing to altitude-then the door opens and the adrenaline rushes as you free fall for over 40 or 60 seconds, depending on jump height chosen. When your parachute opens you gently fly over one of the most beautiful areas in the world. You are in great hands with the friendly staff and stellar safety record. Experience the best scenery, the friendliest team and an amazing photography package. Opt for the photography package and star in your own video and receive over 60 still photos (own expense). Capture some priceless moments to relive again and again.
15 minutes
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

The Ultimate Lord of the Rings Combo Tour

Included in this adventure • Approximately 90 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 2 x Mountain landings SIGHTS: • 2 x Lord of the Rings film locations! • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife • Native bush • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
2.5 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Marlborough Vineyard Discoverer

Included in this adventure: • Approximately 70 minutes flight time over the Mt Richmond Forest Park and Wairau Valley • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing SIGHTS: • The beautiful Wairau Valley • Iconic boutique Winery • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
3 hours
Outdoor Activities

The Heaphy Track - Heli Hike

Included in this adventure: • Approximately 120 minutes flight time over the Kahurangi National Park and the Heaphy Track • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing • Private guide • Picnic lunch and local wine and beers are included SIGHTS: • The beautiful Heaphy Track • Wharariki Beach • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
6 hours