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.
AbelTasman.com is a collaboration of locally owned and operated activity businesses based in Marahau, right on the doorstep of the Abel Tasman National Park. We offer Abel Tasman kayaking trips, water taxis and packages such as skydiving and scenic flights over the Abel Tasman. We've developed the local's guide to the Abel Tasman with information and bookings available via AbelTasman.com.
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.
Mobile-friendly - At Abel Tasman Horse Trekking we provide quality trekking experiences on the doorstep of the famous Abel Tasman National Park. For ages 12 and over we offer two-hour guided rides on 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. 85kg rider weight-limit.
Mobile-friendly - Kaiteriteri Kayaks, 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 big day out, big lunch, lots of laughs join a trip with Kaiteriteri Kayak—great little kayak trips. Operating sea kayaking tours in the Abel Tasman National Park for nearly 20 years.
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 amongst New Zealand's picturesque and scented native bush, Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalets offer the relaxing and picturesque getaway you have been dreaming of. Our timber 1 & 2 bedroom chalets offer breathtaking ocean views allowing you to awake up refreshed in the beauty of New Zealand's native bush while gazing out to sea.
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 from Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles. 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. Abel Tasman National Park Scenic Cruises and Water Taxis.
Mobile-friendly - Inclusive, enjoyable and great for all ages, our haerenga (journey) includes an easy 3-hour return voyage along peaceful coastlines featuring golden sand beaches and vibrant native forest as we paddle together towards the iconic Toka Ngawhā, also known as Split Apple Rock.
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 100km 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. Open 7 days.
A selection of fully self-contained apartments giving you the creature comforts of a motel with the freedom and privacy of a holiday home. All apartments are supplied with bedding, towels and condiments. Shared private garden and facilities including BBQ, guest laundry, free wifi, book & DVD library, self-check-in availability. Short walk to beach, cafes & restaurants.
Secluded accommodation and dining in the Abel Tasman National Park, offering Standard rooms, Family rooms or architecturally designed Superior Suites built over the wetlands. The main lodge is warm with a comfy lounge, library, bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria. Enjoy a range of activities; guided kayak trips, relaxing on Awaroa beach or walking through our grounds and surrounds.
Mobile-friendly - We offer boutique B&B 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. We are ideally located for day trips walking/kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, exploring local beaches and wineries, plus there are many places to dine nearby.
Mobile-friendly - Only a ten-minute stroll 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.
We have an adventure package to suit EVERYONE! Touring isn't just a job for us, it's a lifestyle! We are local, we are fun and we love adventure, so who better to guide you on your epic South Island adventure tour than us!?
Mobile-friendly - Escorted, customised tours driving our Jaguar, MG and Alfa Romeo classic and modern sports cars, or yours. Enjoy up to five different cars touring the wonderful uncrowded roads of the South Island. Day or multi day trips on set dates or to your choice, taking in delightful destinations, riveting roads, characterful company, delicious dining, affable accommodation and stunning scenery!
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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 - Fortune, the prestigious U.S publication, concludes "It's worth planning your trip well in advance to secure a coveted reservation at Edenhouse, Nelson Tasman's most sought-after luxury lodge." Each couple enjoys over 1,200square feet(110square metres) including two-bathrooms and a sitting room. Tariff includes dinner, fine wines and all other beverages. Edenhouse is renowned for its peace, beauty and space.
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.
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An Evening of Plant-Based Dining
Join us and celebrate the start of spring! 5 courses of plant based food, showing off seasonal produce from local growers. Tickets $75 or $125 with vegan-friendly wine matches, available from the restaurant, 03 545 ...
Where: Hopgood's Restaurant, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 284 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
Comedy On the Rocks September
Come and enjoy the freshness of spring with a smooth nip of Nelson's top-shelf stand-up comedy at Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar. This month MC Mike O'Malley hosts Dave Vandy, Sarah O'Connell, Jared Bosecke and all the ...
Where: Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 151 Hardy Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
Nelson Farmers Market
Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Kirby Lane bringing you local fresh produce and products from all over the top of the south region. Come down have lunch and sample some incredible deals and ...
Where: Kirby Lane, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 105 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:30am on Wednesday 6th March 2019
To: 1:30pm on Wednesday 26th February 2020
A 8 week course exploring the benefits and joys of Nia - a holistic movement practice that feels great, aids fitness and over all well-being and is fun! Suitable for those new to Nia and those regular students who ...
Where: Studio Evolve, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Kinzett Terrace, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
A class open to all those little people ages 5-9(ish) wanting to explore yoga in their bodies! With certified teacher Lisa Morley, this fun interactive class will share the benefits of yoga with games and ...
Where: Studio Evolve, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Kinzett Terrace, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 4:00pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019
To: 4:45pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
Nelson Kizomba Improvers - 7-Week Course (Term 3)
Kizomba is a beautiful partner dance that is a fusion of African with a bit of Latin style. This style is known to be very sensual and flows with a romantic feeling. We are offering this course for 7 weeks to our ...
Where: Peta Spooner Academy of Dance, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hastings & St Vincent St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 14th August 2019
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 25th September 2019
Kura Pounamu: Our Treasured Stone
An exhibition of more than 200 pounamu greenstone treasures, Kura Pounamu tells the story of this most precious of stones, its significance to Māori, and its enduring value from ancient times until today. ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Monday 2nd September 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 24th November 2019
NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Grampians Trio
The Grampians Trio formed in 2009 with local musicians Mary Ayre (piano), Juliet Ayre (violin) and Lissa Cowie (cello). This will be their first concert performing together since 2011. Mary will play Schubert ...
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 1:45pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Dru Yoga Classes
Strengthen your body! Relax your mind! Perfect for all ages, states of health and levels of fitness. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Soft and flowing yet powerful movements and sequences, proven to ease ...
Where: Enner Glynn Playcentre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 8 Enner Glynn Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 5th September 2019
To: 7:30pm on Thursday 19th December 2019
City Council: The Improv Show
Welcome to the Noslen City Council! (It's Nelson spelled backwards... see what we did there?) It's election year in Noslen and the council office is heating up with drama in this improvised soap opera set in a fictional ...
Where: Studio One, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Rutherford Mews, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 6th September 2019
To: 9:00pm on Friday 27th September 2019