Abel Tasman National Park
The Abel Tasman National Park is situated in the Nelson region, the north-west corner of the South Island bounded by Golden Bay and Tasman Bay. It is about 423km from Christchurch (roughly a six hour drive) and can be reached via Motueka (from the south), Totaranui or Takaka.
Founded in 1942, the Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand's smallest national parks and named for the Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman. Administered by the Department of Conservation, its bright golden beaches, turquoise waters, rocky headlands and hiking tracks make it an extremely popular destination for locals and visitors. more
The park enjoys some of the most sunshine hours in New Zealand, although warm gear and rain clothing are recommended for winter and autumn visits. The most popular activities are walking the Abel Tasman Coastal Track (over three to five days) or taking a sea kayaking tour (single or multi day). Kayaking often involves close-up encounters with the many seals who live around the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. There are also many opportunities for fishing, mountain biking, sailing, bird-watching, camping and picnicking.
Accommodation ranges from camping grounds to private luxury lodges. Book in advance for visits during the busier spring and summer months.
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Mobile-friendly - Sliding down water polished chutes, jumping into crystal clear pools, abseiling through showering waterfalls, and flying down ziplines. Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting and action-packed guided canyoning trips in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and Mt Richmond Forest Park. Canyoning: the best adventure to get roped into.
Mobile-friendly - The best Abel Tasman Day Trip. Join our small group cruise exploring the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline (maximum 11 passengers). A one day scenic-cruise, kayaking, swimming and bush-walk adventure including a visit to the Tonga Marine Reserve. Our comfortable charter boats and friendly, knowledgeable skippers ensure a relaxed and unhurried day. Delicious platter-style lunch, snacks and refreshments included.
Mobile-friendly - Personalized boat tours, guided walks. Local van tours, exploring the treasures of the Abel Tasman, learn ecology, history, in a relaxed atmosphere with expert guides. Our Golden Future boat tour explores the Abel Tasman Coastline. Promised Land walking tour takes you to the remote inland part of the track. Treasures van tour combines short walks, beaches, rivers, even a cave.
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Mobile-friendly - At Abel Tasman Horse Trekking we provide quality trekking experiences right on the doorstep of the famous Abel Tasman National Park. For ages 12 and over we offer two-hour guided rides on the Marahau Beach, including a lesson in our sandy arena. For younger children we offer half-hour paddock rides. Quality gear, experienced, first-aid trained guides and friendly horses.
Mobile-friendly - Kaiteriteri Kayak is the only kayak operator to operate from Kaiteriteri Beach. Come and enjoy our blend of good times, great people, personality-plus guides and interactive trips! So go for a big day out, big lunch, lots of laughs join a trip with Kaiteriteri Kayak—great little kayak trips.
Mobile-friendly - An award winning modern Lodge just 400 metres from the famed Abel Tasman National Park. Restaurants, cafes, beaches, water taxis and kayaking all within easy walking. A range of studio, 1 & 2 bedroom chalets all within modern bathrooms, plus free unlimited WiFi, spa pool & sauna, BBQ, guest kitchen, laundry, room service breakfasts, free parking, information & booking service.
Abel Tasman National Park is the smallest national park in the country. It's world famous for its coastal walking track and has many golden sandy beaches. Established in 1942 it is 22,530 hectares in size and the nearest towns are Takaka, Motueka and Kaiteriteri. Tui, bellbirds and pukeko can be seen in this area.
Mobile-friendly - Nestled in a native bush setting, all of our solid timber one and two bedroom chalets offer maximum privacy and stunning ocean views. With wonderful panoramic seaviews, you wake up, appreciate the view and the day begins with a smile. Serviced daily, includes complimentary fresh ground coffee, tea, cookies and toiletries. Relax, explore, recharge; you'll wish you could stay longer.
Mobile-friendly - Day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40.
Mobile-friendly - Come to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in comfort and safety with experienced skippers. Seven-days-a-week service. All trips offer viewing stops and commentaries about the unique Abel Tasman National Park features. See wildlife, golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, lush native bush and rivers.
Mobile-friendly - Luxury new boutique architecturally designed accommodation in secluded, three-acre stunning waterfront property with pool, on idyllic Kina Peninsula. Located within easy drive from Abel Tasman National Park; stunning beaches; Mapua and Nelson; local wineries, cafes and golf courses. The perfect getaway location for couples wanting a world class experience.
Mobile-friendly - You'll find a unique freshwater fishing activity in Golden Bay just 100 km from Nelson. Situated on the banks of the Anatoki River between Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Park, you can relax and catch your very own premium Chinook salmon. Have it hot smoked ready to eat in our cafe, or take away fresh for the BBQ.
Mobile-friendly - We offer boutique guest house accommodation or a luxury, executive style, self-contained cottage. Enjoy stunning panoramic views from our custom-designed property on 25 private acres of rural beauty. Relax in private, luxury quality surroundings. Enjoy a cool drink on the deck before enjoying your BBQ'd steak dinner. We have it all.
Mobile-friendly - Only a few minutes from Kaiteriteri Beach and a short drive to the start of the Abel Tasman Track, our tree lined holiday park operates all-year round offering over 200 sites for your camping pleasure! With amenities, powered and non powered options and the many adventures on our doorstep like fishing, walking trails, cafe's and nature - it's all here.
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Mobile-friendly - Small family owned enterprise operating a fleet of current model, two, four, six-berth motorhomes and campervans. Situated in sunny Nelson at the top of the South Island, among national parks and golden beaches. Bases Auckland and Christchurch. Pick-ups from Nelson Airport or accommodation, Blenheim Airport or accommodation and inter-island ferries in Picton, Picton Airport or any accommodation. Other areas by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - NZ Dream Weddings organises weddings and honeymoons in New Zealand for international couples and Kiwi elopements. Donna offers friendliness, honesty and years of experience in assisting couples on their special day. Let Donna know date, style, and options then you can relax, assured that all you paperwork and plans are put together with expertise.
Mobile-friendly - In The Hideaway Report June 2016, renowned luxury-travel company Andrew Harper concluded of Edenhouse: "Hospitality just doesn't get any better than this". This enchanting luxury lodge is situated within 48-acres of private grounds and internationally acclaimed gardens. Perfectly positioned between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park – it's surrounded by the activities and experiences in which its guests delight.
Mobile-friendly - An extraordinary selection of unique small group tours. Premier experiences using the most qualified people, personalities, locations and knowledge. Our trips range from guided adventure and dive tours through to educational tours with marine mammals. We are constantly striving to build greater ecological awareness of the highly sensitive and vulnerable nature of the environment.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, NZ with The Gentle Cycling Company. Self-guided rides for lovers of food, art & beautiful landscapes. Single day wine or craft beer rides, multi day rides in stunning rural landscapes include routes to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Mobile-friendly - Golden Bay Coachlines operate daily scheduled services from Nelson to Golden Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and the Heaphy Track via Richmond, Motueka, Takaka and Collingwood. We also provide bus charters in Golden Bay. Operating modern air-conditioned coaches, join us as we take you on a scenic journey through limestone outcrops, rolling hills and vast golden beaches.
Kaiteriteri is a seaside resort village just 13 km from the busy township of Motueka, and 5 km from Marahau - the main gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson Region. Goldensands Holiday Homes has a portfolio of holiday homes in and around Kaiteriteri available for short term rent and let.
Mobile-friendly - Experience unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine. Gourmet Sailing offers a variety of day and overnight private yacht charters around Nelson, Tasman Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy spectacular scenery, visit secluded beaches and indulge in local gourmet food and wine. All trips fully customised to suit, with the choice of a comfortable 51-foot or spacious 65-foot yacht.
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Walk With Me
Please join Sister Shalom and the Nelson Centre of Mindful Living for a very special Nelson screening of this inspiring movie of life of the world-renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Community of Plum Village. ...
Where: The Suter Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017
To: 8:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017
The Dream Team
The show of your dreams. Literally. Brendon and Criss are experts on dreams: Brendon has read almost the entirety of the prologue to Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, and Criss has had several dreams. Now, as the ...
Where: Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 146 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Friday 15th December 2017
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
The Christmas Journey
Come on a journey to the city of Bethlehem on a night that changed history. Follow the star and your Roman Centurion guide through the ancient city, meeting characters and taking part in experiences along the way as if ...
Where: Headingly Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 452 Lower Queen St, Richmond, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017
To: 9:00pm on Sunday 17th December 2017
Centre for Fine Woodworking Exhibition
The Centre for Fine Woodworking is New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school with an internationally renowned reputation. The annual exhibition of student work from graduates of the 32-week ...
Where: Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 3 Halifax St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Friday 8th December 2017
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 13th January 2018
A Very Broadway Christmas Party 2017
Nelson Lioness Club and Nelson Theatrix are thrilled to present the first every Very Broadway Christmas. A Christmas fundraiser in support of Postnatal Depression Support Nelson. Come and celebrate the start of ...
Where: Nelson Musical Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 95 Atawhai Drive, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 3:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
Theme: Trail of Dreams The celebrations begin with a sprinkling of sleep dust as you make your way up the hill to the Centre of New Zealand. Along the track you will discover ethereal installations and surreal ...
Where: Botanical Reserve, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Milton Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
Chroma Chamber Choir Christmas Concert
Christmas is coming! Why not celebrate with Chroma Chamber Choir with Nigel Weeks, instrumental ensemble, guest soloists and brass! We will be presenting works by Vaughan Williams, Lauridsen, Kodaly, Douglas K Mews and ...
Where: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
Unique Crafters 2nd Christmas Market
This is the 2nd Christmas Market held by Unique Crafters. It features local crafts of a high quality. There will be unique handmade crafts for purchase as Christmas gifts. There will be a small admission charge of $2.00 ...
Where: Trafalgar Hall, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 67 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 2:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
Lantern Making Workshops
Create the lantern of your dreams to bring to the Lantern Celebration. Lanterns and paints supplied.
Where: Community Art Works, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 81 Achilles Ave, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 9th December 2017
To: 12:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
Souldrop NZ Tour
9pm -12am Souldrop Live On Tour. Boogie Nights Disco. This summer, funk rock band Souldrop are road tripping out of Christchurch to bring their unique sound to the North. Kicking off with a couple of shows around ...
Where: Liquid NZ Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 75 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 3:00am on Sunday 17th December 2017