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The stunning Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.
You can explore the tracks independently or learn from your guide as walk along the scenic track with breath taking views all around you. There are many splendid beaches to stop at for a picnic and swim along the way. There is a walking time to keep everyone happy, from 1 hour to a full day or multi day hike.
Sailing and water taxis make it easy to see the best of the park if you are short on time and also a great way to begin or end your trip as a means of transportation.
Kayaking is hugely popular, exploring the coastline, beaches, bird life and seal colony in the Marine Reserve. Guided or freedom hires are available and you can take it for several days and do some real exploring.
With so many options on offer for you why not try a taste of everything. You can build a customized itinerary to include kayaking, walking, sailing, water taxi rides, seal swims, transport and accommodation. You can choose to stay at the Department of Conservations camp sites, the Aqua Packers (floating backpackers), or one of the three luxury lodges within the park.
You can even join Abel Tasman Seal Swim and visit the marine reserve to check out the local wildlife and get up close and personal.
You can get a wonderfaul birds eye view of the National Park flying a stunt plane yourself with U Fly Extreme, or while skydiving with "Skydive Abel Tasman" or on a scenic flight in a light aircraft or even in a Microlight with "Sky Adventures" all from the airfield in Motueka.
Many operators can help with transportation at a discounted rate and we have a fantastic bus service running from Nelson several times a day. They can even arrange lunches and meals for you.
The possibilities are limitless!!!!
A bit of pre planning is advised as huts, camp sites, lodges, Aqua Packer and activities can get booked out in advance during peak times. There are also two tidal crossings that you need to be aware of at Onetahuti and Awaroa.
Pop into the friendly i-SITE and we will be happy to talk through your options with you and work out a plan to please any budget.
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