Recommended Activities

Abel Tasman National Park

The Sea Kayak Company - Explore, dream, discover

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle - Friendly, comfortable water taxis

Abel Tasman Charters - Luxury boat charters

Wilsons Abel Tasman  - Walking, guided sea kayaking & water transport

Abel Tasman Sailing - Catermaran sailing trips

Golden Future - Conservation tours

Abel Tasman Canyoning - Canyoning in the Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman Kayaks - Kayak trips with guided walk option

Marahau Water Taxis

Hiking & Eco Tours - Abel Tasman, Kahurangi National Park & Golden Bay

Bush & Beyond - Guided wilderness treks in the Kahurangi Park

Farewel Spit Tours - Farewell Spit, Gannets & Wader eco tours

Wilsons Abel Tasman  - Guided Walks & Lodges in Abel Tasman National Park

Wine Art & Wilderness - Abel Tasman guided walks, Hobbit, Art & Wine Tours

Hiking New Zealand - 10 day hiking safaris

Nelson Wineries, Art & Gourmet Tours

Velo Vino - Guided winery cycling tours

Bay Tours - Wine, art and custom tours

World of WearableArt™  - & Classic Cars Museum

Nelson Wines - A well kept secret!

Nelson Wines in the UK - Save duty & freight, NZ wines in the UK

Scenic Flights in Nelson Area

Abel Tasman Air - Scenic flights and charters

Reid Helicopters - Lord of the Rings & Gourmet Adventures

Abel Tasman & Nelson Weddings and Celebrations

The Wedding Company -  specialises in arranging beach weddings in Abel Tasman and destination weddings in New Zealand for couples from around the globe

NZ Wedding Directory - Nelson based weddings & honeymoons

NZ Wedding Planner - NZ wedding website

Ali du Fresne - Marriage Celebrant

The best activities in New Zealand

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Fishing Golf Wine & Gourmet Hiking Birding & Nature Cycling & Mountain Biking Adrenalin & Winter Sports Kayaking, Sailing & Boat Trips Thermal Areas & Glaciers

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Transport in New Zealand

Car Hire

Low cost - Links to Nelson Low Cost companies

Major Hire Companies - Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar

Find the cheapest car hire rate

Bay Rent a Car - Pick up in Motueka and drop off at Nelson airport

Rent a Classic Car - Pick up in Nelson or Christchurch, one way hires available.

Buses

Abel Tasman Coachlines - South Island bus companies

Nelson Lakes Shuttles - Serving Nelson Lakes

Trek Express - Trampers Transport

Airlines

Air NZ - National & International Flights

Abel Tasman Air - Scenic & charter flights from Motueka

Air2There - Scheduled flights to Paraparaumu (Kapiti Coast)

Ferries

Inter-Islander Ferry - Wellington - Picton car & passenger ferries

Bluebridge - Cheaper alternative Wellington - Picton car ferry

Trains

TranzAlpine - Scenic Train Journey from Christchurch over Arthur's Pass to West Coast

useful links

Visit NewZealand.com for a wealth of information; or visit the Nelson regional tourism site for the best local information.

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Green Journeys
Green Journeys is a series of hand-picked itineraries throughout New Zealand. Catering for the mid-range luxury couple looking for genuine experiences and a true NZ holiday. All the must-do activities plus our hidden gems. See links below.

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Responsible Travel Responsible tourism simply means holidays that care about local communities & culture as well as wildlife conservation & the environment.

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