The best local tourism providers in Extraordinary Nelson Tasman have got together to bring you their most popular activities in one spot!
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle are transport and adventure tourism operators in the Abel Tasman National Park, specialising in taking clients into the Park by boat with their customized fleet of ferries and with their sea kayak company, Kaiteriteri Kayaks. It’s an exciting maritime environment and the team take pride in teaching our guests about the area, including the history, landscapes and creatures within it.
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle have purpose-built catamaran water taxis, with easy walk on-off access for all age groups and our experienced and knowledgeable team will ensure you get the best out of your time in this part of New Zealand.
Based in picturesque Kaiteriteri, with its stunning beach and proximity to the Abel Tasman National Park making it a mecca for kiwis and internationals alike!
Scheduled Tours – Join with others on one of our daily tours in the Abel Tasman or Nelson Harbour. Enjoy the company of others as you explore the region. There are a variety of tours including a Full Day Sail or combine your sailing with walking, kayaking, water taxi or cycling.
Private Charter Tours – A personalised trip ideal for an exclusive experience and ideal for a special occasion, family gathering, work function, or live aboard holiday. The trip is customised to suit your individual needs and with no set timetable you are free to make the most of the opportunities while on board. Whether for a few hours or a multiday holiday, our friendly and personal service creates great memories. Join Jamarh or Te Haranui for an exclusive experience.
Cable Bay Adventure Park is Nelson’s adventure playground. Located just 15 minutes drive from the centre of Nelson it is home to a wide range of adventure activities with something to cater for everyone, set in magnificent native forest with views over the stunning Delaware Bay. We are home to the Skywire, the World’s longest Flying Fox; a one of a kind experience is a shot of adrenaline mixed with an amazing scenic ride high above the forest canopy. The Park also offers Quad Biking adventures, an unforgettable ride through native forest settings, around areas of the farm and up to the magnificent coastal views of the Cable Bay area. We also feature Horse-trekking, Paintball and Argo tours as well as a great cafe and outdoor garden for relaxing in after all that excitement! Coming soon…a network of brand new MTB tracks through our native forest park. Suitable for beginners through to advanced.
Kaiteriteri Kayaks has been operating sea kayaking tours in the Abel Tasman National Park for nearly 20 years. With every trip we ensure that: safety is a priority; everyone has a relaxed time in an enjoyable atmosphere, and the beautiful environment is respected. Our trips are about choice guides and good times, not hard work. For lots of laughs join a trip with the locals! Over 50 kilometres of coastline offers dozens of golden sand beaches to visit, while the many coves and lagoons provide plenty of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. Sea kayaking here also opens up a world of sea and bird life encounters with animals such as penguins, seals and dolphins. So all in all, you’ve got to say, it’s really not a bad spot!
Kiwi Journeys offer a wide range of bikes to hire including; trail comfort bikes, e-Bikes, mountain bikes & family bikes. With bases at Nelson, Mapua & Kaiteriteri there are plenty of options for all levels of cyclist from beginners to advanced. Also offering kiddy trailers and kid’s bikes means there’s no excuse not to take the family!
One Day or Multi-Day tours – With three convenient locations, we have designed day adventures so you can choose one of the many options for a fun day out. Whether you want to spend two, three or four days cycling you can choose the package that best suits your needs.
The ‘Trail Hopper’ transport service offers transfers to and from trails for passengers and bikes making it easy to do whichever section of the tracks you like. We also offer a bag only or bike only drop offs.
Nelson, Tasman & Marlborough helicopter flights, charters and transfer services based at Nelson Airport. Explore the top of New Zealand’s South Island by helicopter in luxury and comfort with affordable rates. Choose from one of our pre-made packages or have us design a bespoke itinerary to help make your dream tour a reality. We have extensive local knowledge and can advise on flight times, food and accommodation options, and the best touchdown spots to enjoy the wilderness. Our luxury Eurocopter can fly lower than a plane and get you to get you to the most pristine and untouched places. You’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the picturesque mountains, coastlines and islands that make New Zealand’s Top of the South such a world-class destination.
Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve, famous for golden sand, turquoise water and four seasons of accommodation, dining, mountain biking, recreation and events as well as being the gateway to the world renowned Abel Tasman National Park. Offering accommodation for every budget; choose from comfortable contemporary beachfront self-catering apartments to classic campground cabins, a powered campervan site or a simple tent pitch. Enjoy dining at Kai, a round of mini-golf and a dip in the ocean right on the doorstep and for those seeking adventure take a trip around the Kaiteriteri Mountain bike park, one of New Zealand’s only gold-class parks.
Located at the northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park and surrounded by pristine waterways and native forest, the Lodge has been constructed to make the most of its secluded location which is not accessible by road. Choose from Standard Rooms, Family rooms or architecturally designed contemporary Superior Suites built over the wetlands. The main lodge is warm, inviting and full of character with a comfy lounge, library, bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria which is open to day visitors, many of whom are walking the famous coastal track. Enjoy a range of activities like a guided walk or kayak with one of our partner operators, relax on the famous Awaroa beach or take a walk through our grounds and surrounds.
Moana Paddle Nelson offer a wide variety of paddling options, available right on the beach, only minutes from the heart of Nelson City. Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) and Sit on Top Kayaks are available to hire by the hour to paddle at your leisure, or we can provide SUP lessons through the only accredited Surfing New Zealand SUP School in the South Island. So to get your paddling skills up to scratch way sooner, drop us a line and let one of our awesome instructors help you on the way. Guided Sea Kayak tours are available daily, awesome little family friendly half day trips that take in all the sights from the sheltered waters of Nelson Haven, only moments from the beach at Tahunanui. Our experienced guides will show you all the sites and sounds of this unique little adventure, with the opportunity to explore an area of Nelson that very few get to see. The historic Lighthouse on the iconic Nelson Boulder Bank is our target, and after selfie from the TOP, an explore, a cuppa and a cookie, its only a short paddle back to the beach. We pride ourselves on a quality experience at an easily affordable price, and hope you can join us for a little fun in the sun in – PADDLE TOWN NZ!!
Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring visitors into the glorious Abel Tasman National Park. Sea kayaking is such a unique, low impact way to explore the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline! This innovation became an instant hit with visitors to the area, and saw the growth and development of Abel Tasman Kayaks into one of the leading kayak operations in the world. We have continued to lead the way with a strong commitment to high safety standards and experienced guides with incredible passion and extensive local knowledge of the park. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of guided, day and multi-day tours. We are here to bring this magic place to life for you….