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Abel Tasman Seals & Beach with Transfers

Spend a leisurely day exploring New Zealand's finest coastal National Park as you cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Abel Tasman Voyager and also take a wander around spectacular Bark Bay estuary, home to an array of cascading waterfalls.

Covering 22,520 hectares, the Abel Tasman National Park possesses over 91km of beautiful coastline and is popular with nature lovers, hikers and day-trippers alike. And for good reason as you'll discover on this tour.

The Abel Tasman Voyager is a 140-passenger catamaran with one covered deck and one open viewing deck.

Experience highlights of Abel Tasman wildlife and history. Cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve, pausing to watch the antics of its resident NZ Fur Seal Colony.

Disembark at Tonga Quarry beach and take a scenic coastal self guided walk 2-2.5hours (4.1km) over a forested saddle and around Bark Bay estuary with its cascading waterfalls.

Re-board your vessel at the sheltered golden cove of Medlands Beach at 3:00pm for the return cruise to Kaiteriteri and 4:25pm coach transfer back to Nelson.

Tour concludes in Nelson at approximately 5:45pm.

Experience Includes

  • Day trip exploring Abel Tasman National Park
  • Boat trip from Kaiteriteri to historic Tonga Quarry beach via Tonga Island Seal Colony
  • Modern catamaran with covered deck and an open viewing area
  • Independent 2.5 hour walk around Bark Bay estuary along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track
  • Pick-up and drop off from central Nelson hotels

Experience Excludes

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Optional gratuities


Daily, year round.

Departure location

Nelson - pick-ups from Central Nelson accommodation.

Start times



Around 10 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please follow the instructions on your voucher.
  • This tour is not recommended for young children. All passengers must be at least 12 years old.
  • The exact itinerary and times can depend on local conditions.