Abel Tasman National Park
The Abel Tasman National Park is situated in the Nelson region, the north-west corner of the South Island bounded by Golden Bay and Tasman Bay. It is about 423km from Christchurch (roughly a six hour drive) and can be reached via Motueka (from the south), Totaranui or Takaka.
Founded in 1942, the Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand's smallest national parks and named for the Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman. Administered by the Department of Conservation, its bright golden beaches, turquoise waters, rocky headlands and hiking tracks make it an extremely popular destination for locals and visitors. more
The park enjoys some of the most sunshine hours in New Zealand, although warm gear and rain clothing are recommended for winter and autumn visits. The most popular activities are walking the Abel Tasman Coastal Track (over three to five days) or taking a sea kayaking tour (single or multi day). Kayaking often involves close-up encounters with the many seals who live around the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. There are also many opportunities for fishing, mountain biking, sailing, bird-watching, camping and picnicking.
Accommodation ranges from camping grounds to private luxury lodges. Book in advance for visits during the busier spring and summer months.
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Mobile-friendly - Sliding down water polished chutes, jumping into crystal clear pools, abseiling through showering waterfalls, and flying down ziplines. Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting and action-packed guided canyoning trips in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and Mt Richmond Forest Park. Canyoning: the best adventure to get roped into.
Mobile-friendly - The best Abel Tasman Day Trip. Join our small group cruise exploring the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline (maximum 11 passengers). A one day scenic-cruise, kayaking, swimming and bush-walk adventure including a visit to the Tonga Marine Reserve. Our comfortable charter boats and friendly, knowledgeable skippers ensure a relaxed and unhurried day. Delicious platter-style lunch, snacks and refreshments included.
Mobile-friendly - Personalized boat tours, guided walks. Local van tours, exploring the treasures of the Abel Tasman, learn ecology, history, in a relaxed atmosphere with expert guides. Our Golden Future boat tour explores the Abel Tasman Coastline. Promised Land walking tour takes you to the remote inland part of the track. Treasures van tour combines short walks, beaches, rivers, even a cave.
Mobile-friendly - At Abel Tasman Horse Trekking we provide quality trekking experiences on the doorstep of the famous Abel Tasman National Park. For ages 12 and over we offer two-hour guided rides on Marahau Beach, including a lesson in our sandy arena. For younger children we offer half-hour paddock rides. Quality gear, experienced, first-aid trained guides and friendly horses. 85kg rider weight-limit.
Mobile-friendly - Kaiteriteri Kayaks, the only kayak operator to operate from Kaiteriteri Beach. Come and enjoy our blend of good times, great people, personality-plus guides and interactive trips! So go for big day out, big lunch, lots of laughs join a trip with Kaiteriteri Kayak—great little kayak trips. Operating sea kayaking tours in the Abel Tasman National Park for nearly 20 years.
Abel Tasman National Park is the smallest national park in the country. It's world famous for its coastal walking track and has many golden sandy beaches. Established in 1942 it is 22,530 hectares in size and the nearest towns are Takaka, Motueka and Kaiteriteri. Tui, bellbirds and pukeko can be seen in this area.
Mobile-friendly - Day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location and close to Nelson. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40.
Mobile-friendly - Come to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in comfort and safety with experienced skippers from Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles. Seven-days-a-week service. All trips offer viewing stops and commentaries about the unique Abel Tasman National Park features. See wildlife, golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, lush native bush and rivers. Abel Tasman National Park Scenic Cruises and Water Taxis.
Mobile-friendly - Luxury boutique architecturally designed accommodation in secluded, three-acre stunning waterfront property with pool, on idyllic Kina Peninsula. Now with new plexipave tennis court for those who love tennis. Located within easy drive from Abel Tasman National Park; stunning beaches; Mapua and Nelson; local wineries, cafes and golf courses. The perfect getaway location for couples wanting a world class experience.
Mobile-friendly - You'll find a unique freshwater fishing activity in Golden Bay just 100km from Nelson. Situated on the banks of the Anatoki River between Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Park, you can relax and catch your very own premium Chinook salmon. Have it hot smoked ready to eat in our cafe, or take away fresh for the BBQ. Open 7 days.
Secluded accommodation and dining in the Abel Tasman National Park, offering Standard rooms, Family rooms or architecturally designed Superior Suites built over the wetlands. The main lodge is warm with a comfy lounge, library, bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria. Enjoy a range of activities; guided kayak trips, relaxing on Awaroa beach or walking through our grounds and surrounds.
Mobile-friendly - Only a ten-minute stroll from Kaiteriteri Beach and a short drive to the start of the Abel Tasman Track, our tree lined holiday park operates all-year round offering over 200 sites for your camping pleasure! With amenities, powered and non powered options and the many adventures on our doorstep like fishing, walking trails, cafe's and nature - it's all here.
We have an adventure package to suit EVERYONE! Touring isn't just a job for us, it's a lifestyle! We are local, we are fun and we love adventure, so who better to guide you on your epic South Island adventure tour than us!?
Mobile-friendly - Escorted, customised tours driving our Jaguar, MG and Alfa Romeo classic and modern sports cars, or yours. Enjoy up to five different cars touring the wonderful uncrowded roads of the South Island. Day or multi day trips on set dates or to your choice, taking in delightful destinations, riveting roads, characterful company, delicious dining, affable accommodation and stunning scenery!
Mobile-friendly - Small family owned enterprise operating a fleet of current model, two, four, six-berth motorhomes and campervans. Situated in sunny Nelson at the top of the South Island, among national parks and golden beaches. Bases Auckland and Christchurch. Pick-ups from Nelson Airport or accommodation, Blenheim Airport or accommodation and inter-island ferries in Picton, Picton Airport or any accommodation. Other areas by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - NZ Dream Weddings organises weddings and honeymoons in New Zealand for international couples and Kiwi elopements. Donna offers friendliness, honesty and years of experience in assisting couples on their special day. Let Donna know date, style, and options then you can relax, assured that all you paperwork and plans are put together with expertise.
Mobile-friendly - An extraordinary selection of unique small group tours. Premier experiences using the most qualified people, personalities, locations and knowledge. Our trips range from guided adventure and dive tours through to educational tours with marine mammals. We are constantly striving to build greater ecological awareness of the highly sensitive and vulnerable nature of the environment.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, New Zealand with The Gentle Cycling Company. Self-guided rides for lovers of food, art & beautiful landscapes. Single day wine or craft beer rides, multi day rides in stunning rural landscapes include routes to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Mobile-friendly - Golden Bay Coachlines operate daily scheduled services from Nelson to Golden Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and the Heaphy Track via Richmond, Motueka, Takaka and Collingwood. We also provide bus charters in Golden Bay. Operating modern air-conditioned coaches, join us as we take you on a scenic journey through limestone outcrops, rolling hills and vast golden beaches.
Mobile-friendly - Helicopters Nelson is a locally owned and operated helicopter company specializing in personalized tours of the Nelson & Marlborough regions. We are also Nelsons leading provider of commercial services. With generations of experience operating helicopters in Nelson and the surrounding national parks, who better to show you the diversity of our naturally beautiful region?
Mobile-friendly - A range of guided tours and freedom rental sea kayaking trips in kayak canoes. Guided kayak trips with guides that will take you along a stunning stretch of coastline for a fantastic sea kayaking experience. Enjoy panoramic views of Abel Tasman National Park, check out nesting cormorants, sea caves, islands and the world famous Split Apple Rock.
Nestled amongst 12 hectares of tranquil native bush, overlooking the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach. Right on the doorstep of the popular Abel Tasman National Park as well as the new Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park. Enjoy the pool, spas and saunas. Revitalize with our extensive range of spa treatments. For the adventurous, kayaking, mountain biking and canyoning are also available.
We are a family operated business with a modern fleet of reliable Fiat Ducato Roller Team 746 and Ford 696 Zefiro motorhomes. Our main aim is to give you a wonderful touring experience discovering New Zealand. Whether you want to travel from Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Able Tasman or Queenstown, contact us for a motorhome to suit your needs.
Mobile-friendly - Join New Zealand's top landscape, nature and wildlife photographers to help you to get the most from your photography or visit to New Zealand. From 1-day Photography Workshops to 17-day NZ Photo Tours with New Zealand's leading landscape and wildlife photographers.
Rocky Ridge Cottage is a unique holiday offering privacy like no other getaway, 10km from Takaka and the great beaches of Golden Bay. Self catering cottage close to all attractions in the area. Outdoor bath and outdoor fire-pit with seating. Views in all directions; over the ocean and rolling countryside, into nearby steep mountains or over the Kahurangi National Park.
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Nelson Paint and Wine Night - Peony Bouquet
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Nelson! No previous painting experience ...
Where: Eddyline Brewery, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 8 Champion Road, Richmond, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023
To: 8:00pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023
Card Night - Nelson North Country Club
Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 7pm - Fun, friendly game of cards - Nomination Whist, Cribbage, 500, Canasta, 5 Crowns.......
Where: Nelson North Country Club, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Main Road, Wakapuaka, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 7th June 2023
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 6th December 2023
Barden Party Presents Romeo & Juliet
Get ready for an injection of joy into your summer. Imagine the classic love story of Romeo and Juliet with a twist, being played out in the magical meadow at Fairfield House ! Award-winning theatre company, The Barden ...
Where: Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 6th December 2023
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 7th December 2023
Kayak Pool Sessions and Roll Instruction
Pool sessions for learning or practicing paddling techniques and rolling for sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking. Beginners welcome. All gear and instruction provided. $5-$20. Cash only.
Where: Riverside Pool, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Riverside Drive, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 25th October 2023
To: 8:45pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
Sharland Cycles 5k Fun Run & Walk Series 2023-24
Sharland Cycles 5k Fun Run & Walk Series This series of 5k events for runners and walkers is organised by Waimea Harriers and based at Club Waimea in Richmond. Held on Wednesday evenings, the series starts on 1 ...
Where: Club Waimea, Richmond, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 345 Lower Queen Street, Richmond 7020, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 1st November 2023
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 27th March 2024
Nelson Farmers Market
The Nelson Farmers Market is your place to be on a Wednesday. It is a vibrant market brimming with a diverse range of fresh, seasonal locally grown produce and artisan food. Please pop on down and see what's fresh this ...
Where: Nelson Farmers Market, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 23 Halifax Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00am on Wednesday 13th September 2023
To: 1:00pm on Wednesday 4th September 2024
Christmas Crafting Afternoon At Pic's Peanut Butter World
Come and make some fabulous crafts with us, get your picture taken with Santa, free facepainting and free peanut butter tastings will be available too. Our cafe will be open for afternoon tea, coffee and cold drinks. ...
Where: Pic's Peanut Butter World, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 49 Saxton Rd, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 3:30pm on Wednesday 6th December 2023
To: 5:00pm on Wednesday 20th December 2023
Richmond / Tasman Business Networking - 7.30am meeting
Do you have a business in Richmond, Wakefield, Brightwater, Mapua or the Tasman area? Would you like to meet other local, positive business owners and build relationships? This 8am Richmond-Tasman Networkers group is ...
Where: The Stables Restaurant & Tavern, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 McGlashen Avenue, Richmond, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00am on Wednesday 18th January 2023
To: 9:00am on Wednesday 13th December 2023
Nelson Central Business Networking - 9.30am Meeting
Are you a Nelson business owner living or working around central Nelson? Would you benefit from a weekly business meeting with supportive local people? Come, pause, and take a moment over a coffee, to share and ...
Where: Prince Albert Hotel, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 113 Nile Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:30am on Thursday 19th January 2023
To: 10:30am on Thursday 14th December 2023
Dru Yoga Classes with Fiona
Strengthen your body! Relax your mind! Open your heart! Perfect for all ages, states of health and levels of fitness. Breath led classes with flowing movements, postures and sequences, proven to ease physical ...
Where: Saxton Netball Pavillion, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 142 Saxtons Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 13th July 2023
To: 7:30pm on Thursday 21st December 2023