Kia Ora & Welcome to the Official Local’s Guide to the Abel Tasman!

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Proud to be a certified Zero Carbon business.

We offset 100% of our emissions and make a contribution to Abel Tasman & local conservation projects on behalf of every customer. We believe that enjoying our stunning natural environment and protecting it go hand in hand. Your experience with us will help plant native trees, restore waterways, build climate resilience and restore our biodiversity.  Find out more about our commitment and journey towards sustainable tourism.
Learn about the  Environmental Access Fee (EAF) – the portion of your ticket price that goes directly towards preserving the unique environment you will enjoy in the park.

Our Most Popular  Trips

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

Full Day Adventure

Fantasy Island

Guided Kayak | Full Day
from $135
Guided kayak trip: Kayak with your guide around the Astrolabe Roadstead.
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Explore the Park at your own pace Freedom Islands - full day Kayak trip in the Abel Tasman

Freedom Islands

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

Pitt Head Walk

Walking & Hiking | Half Day
from $81
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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Looking for that perfect gift?

Give the gift of  experience and create life long memories of an amazing kayaking trip or day walk in our stunning National Park.

Your gift of experience is also better for the environment!

Every journey with us is zero carbon and a portion of every purchase goes towards the environmental protection of our local ecology.

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Explore our top suggestions for “things to do” in our favourite National Park

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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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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.


Like many parts of the world, the park 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. is a locally produced collaboration of the following businesses

“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 a visit to this National Park.”

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 coastline.”

Steph, Wellington – NZ

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