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Abel Tasman Transport

Golden Bay Air offers flights and shuttles from Wellington or Nelson to both northern and southern entrances of Abel Tasman National Park—including Wainui Bay, Totaranui. Marahau and Kaiteriteri. Make your transport part of your adventure with spectacular scenic views of golden Abel Tasman beaches and informative commentary enroute!

 

Abel Tasman Flight and Shuttle Fares

Choose from our Abel Tasman transport flights and shuttles below or take advantage of our backfill specials available on repositioning flights.

To/From Wainui Bay

Shuttle
Takaka<>Wainui
Scheduled and on-demand

$35pp

$25pp
 
Flight+
Shuttle
Nelson<>Wainui
Scheduled and on-demand

$194pp

$144pp

Shuttle
Nelson<>Wainui
On-demand

$50pp min $300
 
Flight+
Shuttle
Wellington<>Wainui
Any scheduled flight plus on-demand shuttle

$204pp
(Child less $40pp)

$194pp
(Child less $40pp)
To/From Totaranui

Shuttle
Takaka<>Totaranui
Scheduled and on-demand

$65pp

$45pp
 
Flight+
Shuttle
Wellington<>Totaranui
Any scheduled flight plus on-demand shuttle

$234pp
(Child less $40pp)

$214pp
(Child less $40pp)
To/From Marahau or Kaiteriteri

Shuttle
Takaka<>Marahau or Kaiteriteri
On-demand

$95pp

$70pp
 
Flight+
Shuttle
Wellington<>Marahau or Kaiteriteri
Any scheduled flight plus on-demand shuttle

$264pp
(Child less $40pp)

$239pp
(Child less $40pp)
 
Note: Single travellers may join flights already booked by others or pay a 2 fare minimum if first to book

 

Abel Tasman Transport Package from Wellington

Our great value Abel Tasman transport package includes all flights and ground transport from Wellington to and from the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. Fly in from Wellington and start your walk at Wainui Bay. Walk as far as you like, then catch a water taxi back to Totaranui where our shuttle will be waiting to transfer you to your return flight back to Wellington.

You can break your journey at any point—for example to overnight in Takaka. You can also book your package in either direction.


Flight
Wellington-Takaka
Any Wellington-Takaka scheduled flight

$429pp first two


$359pp extras

(Child less $40pp)

Shuttle
Takaka->Wainui Bay
Scheduled or on-demand

Walk
Abel Tasman Coastal Track
(DOC hut/campsite and water taxi fees not included)

Shuttle
Totaranui->Takaka
Scheduled or on-demand

Flight
Takaka-Wellington
Any Takaka-Wellington scheduled flight
 
Note: Single travellers may join flights already booked by others or pay a 2 fare minimum if first to book

Abel Tasman Activities

Scenic Flights

Golden Bay Air offers spectacular scenic flights over the Abel Tasman.

Water Taxi and Cruising

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles, Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi, Marahau Water Taxis and Wilsons Abel Tasman provide water transport services to Totaranui from all points further south in the Park.

Guided Walks

Kahurangi Guided Walks, Southern Wilderness and Abel Tasman Guides all provide excellent single or multi-day guiding services in the Park. Abel Tasman Eco Tours also offers a great day out with shuttle and walking tour options.

Kayaking

Based at Tata Beach, Golden Bay Kayaks offers single or multi-day kayak hire with guiding and kayak/water taxi combination options.

At the south end of the park talk to Abel Tasman Kayaks, Kahu Kayaks, Marahau Sea Kayaks and the Sea Kayak Company.

Canyoning

If you are looking for excitement, Abel Tasman Canyons provides a range of canyoning adventures for all skill levels.

Skydiving

Skydive Abel Tasman offers tandem skydives from Motueka Airport with a unique perspective of the Abel Tasman on the way down!

Diving and fishing

Wildcat Charters offer fishing charters and sightseeing cruises into the park from their base at Wildcat Motel in Pohara.

Abel Tasman Dive offers PADI dive training and diving adventures from Kaiteriteri.

Mountainbiking

The route from Wainui Bay to Totoranui via Gibbs Hill is open from May through September. Check out the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, or ride the Rameka Track from the top of the Takaka Hill. Talk to us about shuttle transport for your rides!

Sailing

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures offer a wide range of scenic sailing single and multi-day tours and combination activities.

Abel Tasman Coastal Track

The 51km Abel Tasman Coastal Track is New Zealand's easiest Great Walk. It extends from Wainui Bay (24 km from Takaka) to Marahau (62 km from Nelson).

The coastal track crosses estuaries, two of which are only passable near low tide. Please consult tide timetables when planning your trip.

Huts in Abel Tasman do not have cooking fuel supplied. Camping fuels are as hazardous substances and cannot be carried on aircraft. We can provide fuel at cost-price when you arrive in Takaka by prior arrangement.

Hut spaces and campsites need to be booked prior to departure. Refer to the Department of Conservation for track and booking information.

Accommodation is also available at Aquapackers, Awaroa Lodge, Wilsons Beachfront Lodges or by renting an Awaroa holiday home.

Abel Tasman Links

  • Department of Conservation website
 
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