Day Trips in the Abel Tasman National Park

A coastal paradise with golden bays, tranquil lagoons and crystal clear water - the ideal place to relax on deserted beaches, kayak through azure seas, stroll on leafy tracks or just to laze and dream.

The Resurgence is 15-20 minutes drive from Kaiteriteri and Marahau, gateways to the Abel Tasman and the start of the day trips.

Hop on a water taxi and walk from bay to bay on the beautiful Abel Tasman Coastal Track.

Explore the many small coves by kayak stopping on white sand beaches and meeting the seals.

Go with a guide and learn more about conservation, flora & fauna.

Relax on a luxury boat and let the dolphins come to you. Let the wind do the work as you by sail past split apple rock.

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Activities Nelson Abel Tasman

Kayaking & Kayak & Walk

Sea kayaking or kayak & walk trips are icons of the Abel Tasman. Stable double kayaks and an experienced guide to show you the best bays and inlets and get up close to the fur seals.

Coastal Track & water taxis

Hikes from 1 hour to 6 hours are easily reached with the network of scheduled water taxis. Pack a picnic and a bird & flora guide and walk a section of track, returning by boat to Kaiteriteri or Marahau. Allow time to relax on the golden beaches.

Sailing & Boat Trips

Abel Tasman has a large marine reserve and stunning turquoise waters. A boat based day, usually combined with a short hike or swimming is a relaxing way to see the park.

Canyoning, Scenic Flights and lunch at Awaroa Lodge

For the adventurous, Abel Tasman has great canyoning trips. For the more sedate, take a scenic flight and lunch at Awaroa Lodge.

$ $0-$149 / $$ $150-$249 / $$$ $250+

”The Abel Tasman is one the most beautiful places on earth“

kayaking in the Abel Tasman
Abel Tasman National Park - Totranui
luxury boat cruise in Abel Tasman

abel tasman luxury boat $$ ($$$ private charter)

Depart at 10am and cruise into deserted bays away from the crowds. Hop off for a swim or try your hand at kayaking in shallow waters. After a delicious buffet lunch, walk over the headland to the next bay. With a maximum of 4 couples, this trip is a delight.

abel tasman charters taranui - book from the resurgence luxury lodge

abel tasman cruise & walk $

Pack a picnic and catch the 9:00 or 10:30 water taxi from Kaiteriteri / Marahau and walk 1 - 6 hours, stop for a swim and return by a 3:45 or 4:45 water taxi.
Alternatively, stay on board for a leisurely cruise or for lunch at Awaroa Lodge and a short stroll.

Abel Tasman water taxi cruise and walk from luxury accommodation - sea shuttle

seals, cruise, walk & kayak $$

Catch a 9:00am boat from Kaiteri and cruise to Onetahuti passing Split Apple Rock and seal colonies. Hop off and walk 90 minutes to Bark Bay. Lunch on Bark Bay then kayak to Anchorage Bay with the sea-breeze behind you. Catch the 3:45 water taxi or spend an extra hour on the beach at the end.

walk the abel tasman coastal path from the resurgence boutique hotel

ecotour conservation day $$

Spend the day on a boat based trip into the Abel Tasman, enter creeks and inlets, fossic in rock pools, learn about conservaton project Janzoom, hike through bush and have lunch on one of the best beaches in the world. 16 people max.

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abel tasman full day kayak $$

Depart at 08:30 from Marahau and take a fast boat to Onetahuti. Kayak around the marine reserve seal colony and up into small inlets and to desserted beaches. Lunch at Bark Bay before the afternoon leg from Bark Bay to Anchorage Bay. Return by boat to Marahau.

kayak in the abel tasman - stay at 5 star accommodation

abel tasman private guides $$$

Several options are available for private guided trips in the Abel Tasman including hiking, kayaking or boat trips. Please enquire about the options.

abel tasman guide walk

abel tasman sailing $$

A full day sailing on a 20 person catermaran or a shorter sail plus a walk. Great fun on a sunny day (but beware, there is no shade).
Kayak & sail and hike & sail options.

Available for private charter $$$.

five star B&B closest to abel tasman sailing

canyoning $$

Not for the faint-hearted, this is a full-on day trip sliding down rocks, jumping into pools and having a lot of fun. At the same time, see some of the most beautiful secret locations in the Abel Tasman.

abel tasman canyoning
kayaking in the Abel Tasman
Abel Tasman National Park - Totranui
luxury boat cruise in Abel Tasman