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
Walking & Biking Tours

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
Walking & Biking Tours

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
Water Sports

Full-Day Astrolabe Kayaking Eco-Tour

Join this Eco-friendly, fully guided kayaking tour in the Astrolabe Roadstead for a fun day away!Astrolabe Roadstead is home to over 12 beautiful golden sand beaches, 2 Islands, sweeping sand spits and tidal lagoons. Adele Island is a popular spot for the local New Zealand Fur Seals and numerous species of protected native birds.
1 day
Tours & Sightseeing

Private Nelson Photography Tour

This one-day (8 hour) bespoke tour is a private photography tour and workshop of the Nelson region with a top local photographe. During this workshop, you’ll learn about shooting forests, rivers and coastal sunsets while exploring the inland Abel Tasman National Park and iconic Split Apple Rock.
1 day
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full-Day Self-Guided Cycle and Sail Adventure from Nelson

This one-day self-guided cycle and sail adventure takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and the amazing experience of Sailing in the Tasman Bay. You can choose which direction. Cycle in the morning, return by sail in the afternoon, or sail then cycle. Cycling the Coastal section of the 'Great Taste Trail' must be experienced. Enjoy craft breweries and wineries or stop in at the World of Wearable Art Museum. With boardwalks, swing bridges, bird life and the white sandy beaches of Rabbit Island, you will appreciate life as you meander along the trail. Your destination – Mapua Wharf is a vibrant hub of galleries, studios, restaurants, wine bars, cafes, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. A perfect destination for lunch while sampling the relaxed atmosphere and vibe.  E-Bike option: Upgrade to an E-Bike, the range of electric pedal assist bikes are amazing. Cycling - Grade 1 (easy).
7 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

Multi-Day Private Magical Mapua Cycling Experience

Mapua means ‘abundance’ in Maori and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Situated on the Waimea Estuary right in the middle of the Tasman Bay, just a 35-minute drive from Nelson City, Mapua is a magical spot to relax, enjoy fine food and drink and challenge yourself to some amazing cycling. Through client feedback, spending one night in Mapua just isn’t enough time to enjoy the ambience of this seaside village. With cafes, pubs, restaurants, wine bars and a brewery, the options are first class. Local favorites on the Mapua Wharf include locally sourced fish and chips, and real fruit ice creams. This private 3 day, 2 night small-group package is solely based on relaxation as your group of no more than 10 will choose when, how long and in what direction you would like to go. From walking along the beach or up to the village, dining in the restaurants or cafes, this is an amazing place to unwind.
3 days
Multi-day & Extended Tours

Self-Guided 3-Day Coastal Tour from Nelson

This Abel Tasman National Park adventure is a three-day / two-night self-guided cycle tour on the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. Start your 1st day at 9am as you will cycle between three to five hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy to moderate gradient. During your ride you will be able to visit award winning wineries, craft breweries and cafés, you can sample local produce and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of Mapua Wharf. 
3 days
Day Trips & Excursions

Abel Tasman and Golden Bay Tour

A whole day in a boat cruise, tour in air-conditioned minivan and stops with short walking options with a guide. Cruise the Abel Tasman Park, experience flora and fauna and beaches unseen anywhere else in the world. Enjoy the beautiful landscape, a sacred Maori Place at the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemisphere, charming lifestyler town Takaka, breathtaking views over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay with steep and rugged mountains on our bus ride back. This is a Small-Group tour limited to a maximum of 11 travelers.
10 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Experience the Abel Tasman Area by Land and Sea

If your time is restricted and you would like to see everything. A day with boat cruise, time in the Abel Tasman National Park with your experienced and knowledgeable guide and a bus drive showing you our picturesque country towns, lush farmland, the history of pioneers and charming coastal settlements.This tour has a minimum of 2 travelers an a maximum of 11 travelers.
9 hours