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Full-Day Abel Tasman Relaxed or Late Riser Kayaking

Full-Day Abel Tasman Relaxed or Late Riser Kayaking - Nelson, New Zealand
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Duration: Flexible
Location: Nelson, New Zealand

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$165.90

In the 'Heart' of the Abel Tasman National Park we offer a combination of kayaking and walking or just a relaxing afternoon kayak.
We can customize this to suit your requirements ... More info ›

In the 'Heart' of the Abel Tasman National Park we offer a combination of kayaking and walking or just a relaxing afternoon kayak.
We can customize this to suit your requirements. If you choose a half day kayaking your day will start with a Water Taxi ride up to Bark Bay or if you choose the walking and kayaking option your water Taxi will drop you off at Tonga Quarry for an unguided walk to Bark Bay.
Around lunch-time meet your kayaking guide on the Beach at Bark Bay to begin your afternoon adventure.
Your guide will show you all the beautiful beaches along the coastline, taking in Falls River and the spectacular scenery of the Abel Tasman National Park before your Water Taxi ride back to Marahau from Anchorage.

This tour offers you two different, but equally enjoyable, options to choose from!

Join the Relaxed tour and take a scenic 9.00am cruise from Kaiteriteri to Tonga Quarry, explore Onetahuti beach then head south on your unguided walk over the headland to Bark Bay, a leisurely 90 minute stroll. Join your kayak guide for the afternoon kayak trip, via the seal colony on Pinnacle Island, taking in Falls River and the spectacular scenery along the coast line to Anchorage. Return to Kaiteriteri on the 4.45pm Water Taxi.

Or join the Late Riser tour and take a scenic 10.30am cruise from Kaiteriteri or Marahau to Bark Bay, passing Split Apple Rock and Adele Island. Relax for an hour, swim or explore the beach before joining your guide for the afternoon kayak trip. Kayak south visiting the seal colony on Pinnacle Island, Falls River and beautiful scenery along the coastline to Anchorage. From here catch your return Water Taxi back to Marahau or Kaiteriteri at 4.30pm.

Both options are sure to leave you with amazing memories that will last a lifetime!

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Full-Day Astrolabe Kayaking Eco-Tour

Full-Day Astrolabe Kayaking Eco-Tour   - Nelson, New Zealand

Duration: 1 day
Location: Nelson, New Zealand

From USD
$96.77

Join this Eco-friendly, fully guided kayaking tour in the Astrolabe Roadstead for a fun day away!
Astrolabe Roadstead is home to over 12 beautiful golden sand beaches, 2 Islands, sweeping sand spits and tidal lagoons. Adele Island is a popular spot for the local New Zealand Fur Seals and numerous species of protected native birds.

Join this guided, Eco-friendly tour for a full day out kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park!

After a brief kayak familiarization your full day kayak trip begins in Marahau (the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park).

Head north into the safe and sheltered waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead, which is home to over twelve beautiful golden sand beaches, two islands, sweeping sand spits and tidal lagoons.

During the day visit Adele Island, which is home to numerous species of protected native birds and one of the best hang out spots for the local New Zealand Fur Seals ... More info ›

Join this Eco-friendly, fully guided kayaking tour in the Astrolabe Roadstead for a fun day away!
Astrolabe Roadstead is home to over 12 beautiful golden sand beaches, 2 Islands, sweeping sand spits and tidal lagoons. Adele Island is a popular spot for the local New Zealand Fur Seals and numerous species of protected native birds.

Join this guided, Eco-friendly tour for a full day out kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park!

After a brief kayak familiarization your full day kayak trip begins in Marahau (the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park).

Head north into the safe and sheltered waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead, which is home to over twelve beautiful golden sand beaches, two islands, sweeping sand spits and tidal lagoons.

During the day visit Adele Island, which is home to numerous species of protected native birds and one of the best hang out spots for the local New Zealand Fur Seals. Listen to the chorus of the birds while watching the friendly Fur Seals bask in the sun on the rocks and frolicking around the kayaks.

Have lunch on that untouched dreamed of beach, then paddle back or if the conditions allow harness the sea breeze and sail back into Marahau to end the day.

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Private Nelson Photography Tour

Private Nelson Photography Tour - Nelson, New Zealand

Duration: 1 day
Location: Nelson, New Zealand

From USD
$342.16

This one-day (8 hour) private Nelson photography tour with a local landscape photographer. On this workshop, you’ll learn about shooting forests, rivers and coastal sunsets while exploring the inland Abel Tasman National Park and iconic Split Apple Rock.

Benefit from expert photographic know-how from one of our professional landscape photographers and be guided into any one of a selection of locations for a unique photography experience tailored especially for you.

Your tour will start when you are picked you up from your Nelson accommodation or a pre-arranged city location before being driven out to the Abel Tasman National Park to photograph lush beech forest and limestone rock formations ... More info ›

This one-day (8 hour) private Nelson photography tour with a local landscape photographer. On this workshop, you’ll learn about shooting forests, rivers and coastal sunsets while exploring the inland Abel Tasman National Park and iconic Split Apple Rock.

Benefit from expert photographic know-how from one of our professional landscape photographers and be guided into any one of a selection of locations for a unique photography experience tailored especially for you.

Your tour will start when you are picked you up from your Nelson accommodation or a pre-arranged city location before being driven out to the Abel Tasman National Park to photograph lush beech forest and limestone rock formations. On the drive out there will be opportunities to stop at locations to photograph scenic views of the area and bush clad streams. We will also stop to pick up lunch (included) before heading into the national park.

We will spend most of the day exploring the inland Abel Tasman National Park and learning how to take control of some of the most important settings on your camera, you will also have the chance to capture long exposure images with use of our ND filters. After this we will head to the coast and take a short bush walk to photograph Split Apple Rock at sunset.

Tour Start Time: The start time of this tour is flexible to work in with the sunset time and your travel schedule. Ideally, a time will be chosen to allow for the tour to finish with a sunset shoot. We will contact you once a booking has been made, to confirm the best pick-up time for you.

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Full-Day Self-Guided Cycle and Sail Adventure from Nelson

Full-Day Self-Guided Cycle and Sail Adventure from Nelson - Nelson, New Zealand

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Nelson, New Zealand

From USD
$134.10

This one-day self-guided cycle and sail adventure takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and the amazing experience of Sailing in the Tasman Bay.

You can choose which direction. Cycle in the morning, return by sail in the afternoon, or sail then cycle.
Cycling the Coastal section of the 'Great Taste Trail' must be experienced ... More info ›

This one-day self-guided cycle and sail adventure takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and the amazing experience of Sailing in the Tasman Bay.

You can choose which direction. Cycle in the morning, return by sail in the afternoon, or sail then cycle.
Cycling the Coastal section of the 'Great Taste Trail' must be experienced. Enjoy craft breweries and wineries or stop in at the World of Wearable Art Museum. With boardwalks, swing bridges, bird life and the white sandy beaches of Rabbit Island, you will appreciate life as you meander along the trail. Your destination – Mapua Wharf is a vibrant hub of galleries, studios, restaurants, wine bars, cafes, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. A perfect destination for lunch while sampling the relaxed atmosphere and vibe. 

E-Bike option: Upgrade to an E-Bike, the range of electric pedal assist bikes are amazing. Cycling - Grade 1 (easy).

Option A: Cycle from Nelson City to Mapua, Sail back to Nelson
Cycling distance: 32kms
Lunch: Many options are available on the Mapua Wharf (own cost)
Your adventure starts at the base in Nelson where you will be fitted to your bike and briefed on your tour. From here you will start your cycle ride to Mapua on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. (It is suggested you arrive at the depot by 9am and aim to catch the 12:10pm ferry on Rabbit Island over to Mapua)
There are many fun stops along the way with award winning wineries, craft breweries, and the World of Wearable Art Museum to name a few.
Cycle the old Rail Route from Nelson City to Richmond before turning onto the picturesque Coastal Route to Mapua. Cross the spectacular Waimea Swing Bridge then on to Rabbit Island. Take a swim in a freshwater swimming hole or the warm sea waters and sandy beaches of Rabbit Island. This is all ‘grade one’ riding (easy) where a moderate fitness level is required. A short ride on the Mapua Ferry has you landing on the Mapua Wharf where the vibe and atmosphere is very relaxing while you enjoy some great food and beverages. This is a great day out for the whole family.
At 1:30pm its time to board a sailing catamaran. Sit back or get involved on the 2-hour sail back to Nelson, catching some great afternoon sea breezes and viewing Nelson from a whole different angle. This is a magic day out!

Option B: Choose to reverse this package and start off with sailing.
Sailing Schedule: 10am - Depart Nelson, 12pm - Arrive Mapua, 1:30pm - Depart Mapua, 3:30pm - Arrive Nelson.

The vessel that you will travel in is a “Turissmo” 10-meter day sailing catamaran which has a maximum of 19 people on-board.

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Self-Guided Nelson to Mapua Cycle Adventure

Self-Guided Nelson to Mapua Cycle Adventure - Nelson, New Zealand
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Nelson, New Zealand

From USD
$61.52

This half-day self-guided cycle adventure takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail taking approximately 4-hours. There are many fun stops along the way with award winning wineries, craft breweries, and the World of Wearable Art museum to name a few.

Cycle along the old rail route from Nelson City to Richmond then turn onto the picturesque Coastal Route to Rabbit Island and Mapua ... More info ›

This half-day self-guided cycle adventure takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail taking approximately 4-hours. There are many fun stops along the way with award winning wineries, craft breweries, and the World of Wearable Art museum to name a few.

Cycle along the old rail route from Nelson City to Richmond then turn onto the picturesque Coastal Route to Rabbit Island and Mapua. It is all grade one riding (easy) where a moderate fitness level is required. A short ride on the Mapua Ferry has you landing on the Mapua Wharf where the vibe and atmosphere is very relaxing while you enjoy some great food and beverages. This is also a great day out for the whole family.

Your adventure starts at the base in Nelson where you will be fitted to your bikes and briefed on your tour. From here you will start your cycle ride to Mapua on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail.  

You may choose to explore Nelson City before following the blue Great Taste Trail markers and heading south out to the seaside village of Mapua. Along the way, take in the ‘World of Wearable Art’ (WOW) exhibition then enjoy the atmosphere of the Honest Lawyer, a country style pub. There are also many craft breweries and wineries to sample along the way.

Continue on the Trail, take the coastal route and enjoy the views from the coastal boardwalks of the Waimea Estuary and fertile farmland (home to a range of internationally significant bird species including the white heron). Cross the spectacular Waimea Swing Bridge then on to Rabbit Island. Take a swim in a freshwater swimming hole or the warm sea waters and sandy beaches of Rabbit Island.

The trail takes you along the main beach of Rabbit Island where you will come to the Ferry landing. A short trip across the channel on the iconic Mapua Ferry lands you at the Mapua Wharf. Here you can enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of galleries, studios, restaurants, cafes, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. You will then be taken back to base in a vehicle.

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Full-Day Biking and Kayaking Adventure: Nelson to Kaiteriteri

Full-Day Biking and Kayaking Adventure: Nelson to Kaiteriteri - Nelson, New Zealand
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Duration: 11 hours
Location: Nelson, New Zealand

From USD
$110.60

On this full-day adventure, you will experience a half day of kayaking and a half day of mountain biking. Leave Nelson in the morning to head to Kaiteriteri ... More info ›

On this full-day adventure, you will experience a half day of kayaking and a half day of mountain biking. Leave Nelson in the morning to head to Kaiteriteri. Once there, you'll get to explore what the area has to offer by water, then by land. Hotel pickup and drop-off is not included: you will meet at a centrally located departure point. The kayak portion of the tour is guided, while the biking portion is self-guided with various trails to travel on.

Your adventure starts in the morning where you will be transported to the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach.

This guided kayaking tour covers the area between Kaiteriteri to the south and Split Apple Rock in the north. It is a relatively small area with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. This makes it an ideal tour for the first timer and those who are looking for smooth kayaking. The trip starts at 8:30am with a safety briefing, with full instruction to make kayaking as simple as possible – even for first timers.

Tides play a big part in the tour itinerary. As these change with each day, so does the tour. The aim however, is to get up to Split Apple Rock at around 11am. After a break for swimming, relaxing or exploring the beach, set off for Ngaio Island on the homeward journey. Back to Kaiteriteri at 11:45am.

Later, check-in around 12:30pm, then the afternoon has 180ha of lush native bush and over 30km of mountain bike trails waiting for you. There is a trail for everyone in Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park from the family friendly trails right up to a range of intermediate and advanced-grade riding.

The park is well signed posted and easily self-guided. There is a mixture of smoothly crafted hand built and digger trails that you will find easy to navigate.

After your day's adventure paddling and pedaling there will still be plenty of time for a swim on the beach and a cold one.

Itinerary is as follows:

  • 07:10 Depart Nelson to Kaiteriteri
  • 08:30 Safety briefing
  • 08:45-11:45 Split Apple Classic Kayak 11:45-12:30
  • Lunch (at own cost or $15 packed lunch)
  • 12:30-12:45 Check in with Trail Journeys, Bike fit and kit up
  • 12:45- 5pm Ride KMTBP
  • 5pm- Depart Kaiteriteri to Nelson

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