Abel Tasman National Park

“I can’t believe Nelsonians get to wake up to this amazing paradise every morning”
Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf)

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s only coastal national park – and it’s golden sandy beaches and turquoise waters make it one of the best in the world ( in our humble opinion!)

The sheltered bays are popular for cruising , sailing and sea kayaking and on land, the Abel Tasman coastal path follows the coastline through lush native bush, over limestone cliffs and across wide sandy beaches. The Guided Track walk is operated by the Wilson family and walkers or kayakers stay at two excellent accommodations , Homestead House and Torrent Bay Lodge with all meals included  The three or five day walk is guided by professional guides who have a passion for the area and impart their knowledge with sensitivity  and humour . For more details of this walk visit our Walking Section or to speak to someone who has done it please give the office a ring .

If you prefer to just spend a day cruising the coastline or to stop off for short walks or kayaking , the Vista Cruise and water taxis have regular departures from Kaiteriteri with coach connections to Motueka and Nelson.

What our travellers enjoyed about Abel Tasman National Park…

  • Gentle walking on an easy path with great coastal views
  • Plonking the day pack on the sands and cooling off in the clear sea waters
  • Learning about the history of Maori and European settlement
  • Relaxing over a glass of wine in the comfortable lounges at Torrent Bay and The Homestead