Travelling into the heart of the Abel Tasman on a water taxi is a quintessentially Kiwi experience.

The Abel Tasman contains six main Coastal Access Points at which water taxis can drop off and pick up passengers.

People with only a day to spend in the Park typically chose to take a water taxi to a bay from which they can walk a small section of the Coastal Track before being picked up at the end of their walk to be whisked back to Marahau on a return water taxi.

People setting out on a multi-day hike tend to walk one way along the Coastal Track and then use a water taxi for their return, rather than retracing their steps. Alternatively, hikers travel by water taxi from Marahau to the northern areas of the Abel Tasman and then hike back to Marahau.

If walking just isn’t your thing, taking a scenic cruise on a water taxi, travelling along the incredible Abel Tasman Coastline learning about the history and ecology of the Park from your water taxi driver, is a great option.

Water Taxi & Cruise

Choose from various Water Taxi adventures in the Abel Tasman

    Bridge and Beach

    Full Day

    Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi from Totaranui to Torrent Bay before walking through to Bark Bay. Water taxi back to Totaranui.

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      Marahau Adventurer – Fly, Walk, Kayak & Cruise

      Full day

      The ultimate Abel Tasman day: Scenic helicopter flight, short walk, guided kayak trip through the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Finish off your day with a cruise on a water taxi to Marahau for a drink on the waterfront!

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        Torrent River

        Full day

        With a fantastic combination of slides, jumps, ziplines and abseils, this is the most popular canyoning trip in the Abel Tasman!

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          Falls River

          Full Day

          Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Torrent Bay, walk the scenic Coastal Track to Bark Bay (2.5hrs) crossing the Falls River Swingbridge.

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            Awaroa Escape

            Full Day

            Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Bark Bay or Onetahuti and then walk to Awaroa Bay (from Bark Bay 3hrs, Onetahuti 1hr).

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              Abel Tasman Classic

              Full Day

              Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi the length of the Park to Totaranui and then back to Torrent Bay. Walk north to Bark Bay (2.5hrs).

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                Totaranui Day Out

                Full Day

                Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi from Totaranui to either Bark Bay or Onetahuti, walk to Awaroa before returning to Totaranui on your water taxi.

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                  Anchorage Deal

                  Full Day

                  One way water taxi + return bus to/from Nelson: Bus from Nelson, water taxi to Anchorage and walk back to Marahau to catch your return bus to Nelson.

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                    Bark Bay Deal

                    Full Day

                    One way water taxi + return bus to/from Nelson: Bus from Nelson, water taxi to Bark Bay and walk back to Marahau to catch your return bus to Nelson.

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                      Seals & Sand Deal

                      Full Day

                      Return water taxi + return bus to/from Nelson: Bus from Nelson, return water taxi fare and return bus to Nelson.

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                        Abel Tasman Adventure

                        2 days

                        Water taxi and accommodation package: Day 1: Water taxi to Onetahuti, walk to Anchorage (6hrs), overnight onboard Aquapackers. Day 2 walk from Anchorage to Marahau (3.5hrs).

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