Tours with abel tasman sea shuttles to abel tasman. Vista cruise, water taxi, walk, sea kayak and beachfront lodges in abel tasman national park. Marahau water taxis is the only water transport company operating in the abel tasman to have its own general store, camping ground, sea. Is it necessary to pre book water taxis in advance to visit abel tasman national park. The breathtaking abel tasman national park boasts tranquil golden bays, sea drowned valleys, lush tropical forests and an array of marine and wildlife making it the ideal location for an extraordinary kayaking expedition.
Built specifically for the abel tasman coastline and unique tidal conditions. Soak up the outstanding scenery as you cruise on a water taxi to observation beach then embark on your guided kayaking expedition to marahau along the pristine abel tasman coastline. Apr 14, 2014 abel tasman has some of the most beautiful walks and hikes you can take in new zealand, and because of the coastal setting its really different from most of the mountainous treks ive been on, cough cough, its a lot easier too. Transport tofrom the startend of the track or midpoints along the track the walk is oneway with track ends approx. Water taxis abel tasman national park forum tripadvisor.
Abel tasman adventure aquataxi into the heart of the park, onetahuti and walk part of the abel tasman coastal track to anchorage 6hrs. While marahau water taxis has continued to operate under its own unique brand and identity, the acquisition of aquataxi provided the alborns with a total of 15 water taxis and over half of the abel tasman national park water taxi capacity. Choose to cruise on the water taxi all day around the bays, or hop off on a whim anywhere that takes your fancy for some extra exploration. Abel tasman national park water taxi wilsons abel tasman. Hi we are planning a six day visit to nelson and abel tasman but not sure whether to stay in nelson or abelow tasman. Trek express provide trampers transport to abel tasman track. Costs for exclusive transfers for up to 2 people plus one bag per person.
The abel tasman national park is new zealands smallest and you will be immersed in scenic splendour during your 4 days of walking here. Hiking the abel tasman coast track another adventure. Abel tasman, in full abel janszoon tasman, born 1603. If you plan on walking the entire track, wed recommend booking accommodation well beforehand. Booking a water taxi into the abel tasman has never been easier. You have room to move around, or relax in comfortable seating with tables on upper and lower viewing decks. We took the water taxi from marahau to bark bay, walked through track to anchorage and took the water taxi back. Abel tasman a dutch explorer, is known for his voyages in the service of the dutch east india company and the first known european explorer to reach tasmania and new zealand. Stay onboard our abel tasman water taxis for a scenic cruise or disembark at the beach of your choice and enjoy a walk through lush native bush to the next pick up point. In may 2012 the alborn family purchased abel tasman aquataxi from ngai tahu tourism. Dutch merchant and sailor abel tasman was credited with discovering tasmania and new zealand, and first sighting fiji. Departing from kaiteriteri or totaranui thoughout the year. The main companies are wilsons experiences, abel tasman aqua taxis and abel tasman sea shuttles.
You can also choose to go kayaking in the abel tasman national park. A trip in one of the smaller water taxis, past the succession of wide sweeping bays, is. Come with us to experience abel tasman with a familyowned company connected with this coast for more 160 years. Located on the marahau waterfront, the abel tasman centre is the hub of the abel tasman village. Scenicnz can also provide water taxi, kayak and walking package experiences. Earlier explorers had sailed along parts of the coast of australia, but they did not know what it was. Maori lived in the area up to 700 years ago, and it was not visited by european explorers until 1642 when dutch explorer abel janszoon tasman found himself lost in the area whilst trying to find what we now call australia. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the abel tasman from the comfort of our purposebuilt, quiet and ecofriendly water taxis. Or pop into the nelson travel centre to chat to our friendly staff and book in person. Catch a morning water taxi into the park along the length of the incredible abel tasman coastline right up to totaranui and then back to either onetahuti or bark bay. Feb 25, 20 abel tasman aqua taxi provides water taxi trips, sea shuttle services, guided tours, seal watching cruises and packluggage transport in abel tasman national park, new zealand. Experience the best of the park with a combined aqua taxi and walk or kayak package. The abel tasman coast track is a 60 kilometres 37 mi long walking track within the abel tasman national park in new zealand.
The abel tasman contains six main coastal access points at which water taxis. We are also thinking about day trips either on either water taxi or kayak. Tours one way fares one way water taxi fares with abel tasman sea shuttles. Enjoy one night each at our wonderful beachfront lodges, meadowbank homestead at awaroa and torrent bay lodge. Kayaking new zealands abel tasman coast bearfoot theory. One day trips we have packaged up the most popular parts of the track with an aqua taxi and walk option. I will be visiting abel tasman in feb, 2011 for 4 days. Abel tasman sea shuttle motueka water taxi nz online. Our innovative and comfortable catamarans can take you to where you need to go in the abel tasman national park. Walk a section of the coastal track enjoying the abel tasman s incredible beaches soaking up the elevated views of pictureperfect bays before returning on an afternoon water taxi. I want to walk the coastal path in sections using water taxis to get back to my car each night. A trip in one of the smaller water taxis, past the succession of wide sweeping bays, is a quintessentially kiwi experience. The centre is the booking office and checkin point for marahau water taxis, marahau sea kayaks, the marahau beach camp and other local activities and accommodation options.
Immediately download the abel tasman summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching abel tasman. Come and explore the aquatic playground of the beautiful abel tasman national park and observe the antics of the playful resident fur seals in their natural habitat. Take a tour with abel tasman aqua taxi for your ticket to paradise. Come and explore the abel tasman national park with abel tasman sea shuttles. Abel tasman aqua taxi provides water taxi trips, sea shuttle services, guided tours, seal watching cruises and packluggage transport in abel tasman national park, new zealand. Ultimate explorer top rated new zealand adventure tour. Find shuttle services and water taxis for the abel tasman coast track. Nelson to abel tasman national park 4 ways to travel via. Highlights include the walk across the falls river swingbridge and across the torrent bay estuary. Trail running at its finest along the wellformed abel tasman coast track with comfortable lodge accommodation at days end. A guide to abel tasman national park, new zealand jana. Abel tasman classic catch a morning water taxi into the park, checking out the coastline right up to totaranui and back to torrent bay. Looking at walking the full abel tasman national park track. The story of tasmans first encounter with the local maori is a textbook case of.
On the internet look up abel tasman aquataxis, abel tasman sea shuttles, wilsons experiences. Abel tasman aquataxi marahau 2020 all you need to know. Water taxies and smaller ferries, make even the remote places around new zealand accessible. Abel tasman national park ferries are relatively affordable and are a great way to reach different parts of new zealand.
We are the closest accommodation to abel tasman national park, water taxis, kayaks, restaurants and cafes. All three of the above companies depart from kaiteriteri. The area is blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and lush coastal native bush, meaning this coastal track is one of new zealands bestknown and most popular walks. The track is named for the famous dutch explorer, abel tasman, who first came to the area. Abel tasman national park ferries and water taxis new zealand. Running along the seaward margin of the park is the abel tasman coast track, 60km long and taking three to five days to walk. Talk to our local experts to pick the top abel tasman water taxi experiences. Kaiteriteri kayak astrolabe explorer full day guided kayak. Abel tasman aquataxi has been operating water taxi trips, sea shuttle services and scenic cruises in the abel tasman national park since 1990. Walk an epic section of the abel tasman coastal track from torrent bay to bark bay 2. Experience the golden sand beaches, secluded bays and hike the popular. Book this tour and recieve a free abel tasman walking guide book valued at. Travel with speed and style for the same fare as a small water taxi on our vista cruise shuttle service. Abel tasman national park is the smallest national park in new zealand, tucked on the left prong of the northern tip of the south island, just west of nelson.
Welcome to marahauwater taxisweve got your abeltasman experience covered whether you want a short walk, a long hike, a relaxed scenic cruise or simply. Abel tasman coast track abel tasman national park 2020. If you wish to book a water taxi we recommend abel tasman sea shuttles, aqua taxi or wilsons abel tasman and we can book you in the night before having checked the weather forecast. Stay on the boat and let your water taxi skipper show you the sites along the length of the abel tasman or charter a water taxi and design your own day out in the park.
The companys operating base is also the closest to the marahau boatramp, the waterbased departure point for the abel tasman. Golden sandy beaches, emerald bushland and clear turquoise water await your visit. Abel tasman kayaks info abel tasman kayaks is located on the main drag right in the marahau. We took the marahau water taxi for the full day experience of absolute abel tasman and it was amazing. All of these companies offer a regular scheduled water taxi service and you can take a. Sep 29, 2010 abel tasman aqua taxi provides water taxi trips, sea shuttle services, guided tours, seal watching cruises and packluggage transport in abel tasman national park, new zealand. The oldest available source mentioning him is dated 27 december 1631 when, as a seafarer living in amsterdam, the 28yearold became engaged to marry 21yearold jannetje tjaers, of palmstraat in the jordaan district of the city. Abel tasman coast track 3 day guided walk wilsons abel tasman. Before you start walking the abel tasman coast track, you need to book.
Starting from the south, these coastal access points are anchorage, torrent bay, bark bay, onetahuti, awaroa, totaranui. Huts andor campsites on the track the walk takes 35 days to complete. Abel tasman aquataxi provides water taxi trips, sea shuttle services, scenic cruises and packluggage. Book with wilsons abel tasman vista cruise and pay no more than a water taxi shuttle fare to travel in style.
Scheduled sailings depart daily and are a popular way to experience the abel tasman coastal track. Marahau water taxis is the only water transport company operating in the abel tasman to have its own general store, camping ground, sea kayaking base and cafebeer garden right on site. To combine on existing trips to and from abel tasman if you want to combine on a chartered trip contact us or book online a. Marahau water taxis provides water transportation services in the abel tasman national park, all year round.
Abel tasman coastal track info and shuttle bus transport. A full day trip exploring the best of the abel tasman by bus, boat, and a scenic 34. If you are interested in doing a tour with them, i recommend calling in advance as they book up during the busy seasonand request kyle if hes available. In this vlog a day walk in abel tasman national park on the south island in new zealand. Thats just one word to describe new zealands abel tasman national park. Jun 11, 2016 hiking the abel tasman coast track our tips and tricks. To make a booking for torrent bay please call us on 0800 808018.
Water taxi from totaranui to marahau for a brief look around before returning to totaranui by water taxi. The abel tasman track is one of new zealands finest. It extends from marahau in the south to wainui in the north, with many side tracks. Abel tasman coast track, abel tasman national park. Apr 25, 2017 abel tasman famous explorers of the world.
Water taxis provide quick and convenient access to the six major bays along the spectacular abel tasman coastline. Providing water taxi trips, sea shuttle services, guided tours, seal watching cruises and packluggage transport within the national park, new abel tasman aqua taxis have an option for everyone. Good service and they take you to see split rock and some seals before you are dropped at your destination. Learn about fees, bookings and conditions associated with booking the abel tasman. Water transport options can be customised, allowing you to explore the abel tasman park at your leisure. One way abel tasman boat experiences abel tasman aqua taxi. Named for the first european explorer to have visited new zealand, abel tasman national park is home to one of new zealands 10 great walks, the abel tasman coast track. Skippers were very competent and took time to point out points of interest. Experience the beautiful abel tasman coast track from totaranui to kaiteriteri at your own walking pace with expert guides and boat backup if you need it. You can book a water taxi to make the hikes one way. Abel tasman coast track 3 day guided walk wilsons abel. Abel tasman aqua taxi abel tasman national park water taxi.
Browse our abel tasman water taxi tours operated by aquataxi and marahau water taxis. There are a total of 18 campsites and four huts along the coastal track, so lock in a date, then secure a spot. It was established in 1942, exactly 300 years after abel tasman, the dutch explorer anchored here. Aquataxi gets you closer to those outoftheway spots along the abel. Blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and coastal forest, the abel tasman coast track has it all. Abel tasman guides are here to lead you on your journey of discovery through the magical abel tasman national park. Part of his mission was to explore the great known south land western australia. Abel tasman aqua taxi guided tours everything new zealand. Sit back and relax on your return journey on a scenic cruise by water taxi back to marahau. Hiking the abel tasman coast track our tips and tricks. The trip we took is a boat ride all the way up the coast and then we got dropped off at onetahuti and hiked through to bark bay. Catch a morning water taxi into the abel tasman bark bay, then enjoy a fantastic scenic walk past a succession of wonderful beaches and bays to anchorage 3. Our abel tasman water taxi skippers informative and entertaining commentary will bring the region alive.
Abel tasman national park ferries, water taxis and water buses may provide public transport in urban waters for passengers. Tasman traveled south from indonesia and found the coast of australia. Your memorable journey begins with a relaxing and scenic journey on board a water taxi which will take you deep into the heart of the abel tasman national park. Abel tasman national park ferries and water taxis directory. Aquataxi gets passengers closer to those outoftheway spots along the abel tasman coastline. Stroll along the golden sands and enjoy refreshments supplied by your guide. The crystal clear water and marine reserves is a feature of this diverse and naturally beautiful area. This is the only way to get along abel tasman to start most of the walks. Starting and finishing at marahau, the abel tasman experience takes 3 days to complete. Walking from marahau to anchorage bay and taking the water taxi back. As the largest transport provider in the nelson abel tasman region, scenicnz offers highquality coach services to and between the following destinations. Book an abel tasman water taxi, with skipper, for a 3hour cruise around the best parts of abel tasman park. Nelson, motueka, kaiteriteri and marahau, at the southern end of the abel tasman coast track in the national park. Visit the abel tasman national park wakefield quay house.
Abel tasman is fortunate to have a number of different water taxi operators. Water taxi one way fare water taxis provide quick and convenient access to the six major bays along the spectacular abel tasman coastline. The water taxis are on time but just book in advance. Entirely different than the rest of the country, its a true hikers paradise, either for the experienced trekker or the beginner hiker.
Return to marahaukaiteriteri on an afternoon water taxi. The abel tasman centre is proud to be a certified zero carbon business. Abel tasman national park 3 day passport visit the best parts of the abel tasman national park by day and enjoy the comforts of your own accommodation by evening. Guided and selfguided combinations to suit you, yearround. Discover nelson tasman in autumn the great journeys of. Since 1977, our passion has been showing visitors the best of beautiful abel tasman in ways that inspire and energise by sharing amazing stories of its natural and human history. With rich, golden sand and bush to the beaches, it really is a subtropical paradise. I will be staying in kaiteriteri and visiting atnp on december 9th, 10th, and 11th.835 516 201 463 1509 829 1599 996 890 821 736 27 227 825 1291 1529 949 217 925 798 193 588 835 1275 622 923 1512 1013 1190 329 831 1259 411 239 962 433 826 1483 374 1083 1001 1136 305 19