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the Official Local’s Guide to the Abel Tasman!

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We’ve been helping visitors get the most out of their Abel Tasman experience since 1997.

Our Most Popular Abel Tasman Trips

With hundreds of trip options and variations available, choosing the best Abel Tasman trip can be a little daunting. To help simplify matters here are a few of our most popular trips.

Explore the Park at your own pace

Freedom Islands

Freedom Kayak | Full Day
from $85
Freedom kayak rental: Explore the beaches and islands in the Astrolabe Roadstead.
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Full Day Adventure

Gourmet Platter

Guided Kayak & Walk | Full Day
from $195
Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Coastal Track in the morning and kayak through the Astrolabe in the afternoon.
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Great for Families

Pitt Head Walk

Walking & Hiking | Half Day
from $71
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Anchorage to walk the Pitt Head Loop Track (1.5hr) round trip.
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Local Tips

We’ve asked a few of these seafaring salty-dogs and outdoor-types to share some of their inside knowledge and favourite parts of the Park.

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Activities in the park

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Local Knowledge

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The Nelson Tasman Region

Nelson Tasman is famous for its sunny settled climate, artisan food & beverage offering and stunning natural landscapes. The region is bursting with creativity and atmosphere with over 350 working artists across Nelson Tasman. Whether you want to taste the wine of Nelson Tasman, cycle the world class trails or enjoy one of the many fantastic cafes – Nelson Tasman really does have something for everyone.

Conservation in the Abel Tasman

Like many parts of the world, the Abel Tasman has its fair share of environmental challenges, but thanks to the work of local community groups and philanthropists, an incredible conservation story is emerging. Groups such as Project Janszoon, the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust and the Department of Conservation are working hard to restore the Park back to its original biodiversity and the progress so far is very promising.

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“Nothing says New Zealand quite like the Abel Tasman. Our whole day was full of postcard moments – lying in the sun on the golden sand, swimming in crystal clear pools and walking along pristine New Zealand coastline. Amazing!”

Nigel, Auckland – NZ

“Abel Tasman is truly one of the most beautiful corners on Earth, it is definitely the “must-do” thing in New Zealand. The nature is stunning, food is amazing and people are great! There is plenty to do and experience here. Your trip to New Zealand would not be complete without visiting Abel Tasman.”

Dasha – Ukraine

“We will never forget our time in the Abel Tasman. Our boat driver was friendly and knowledgeable. He made the whole experience seamless and easy – dropping us off at one beach and picking us up at another after a day of exploring the most amazing places I’ve ever seen”.

Jamie, Wellington – NZ

“This is the New Zealand we dream of now that we are based in Europe – a perfect Abel Tasman experience. Our whole day was full of postcard moments – lying in the sun on the golden sand, swimming in crystal clear pools and walking along pristine New Zealand coastline…finished off with a refreshing local craft beer – awesome!”

Andrew – Holland

“The Abel Tasman is paradise on earth. Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than this. Take one of the smaller water taxis, it’s by far the best way to see and explore the best bits of the Abel Tasman.”

Steph, Wellington – NZ