A day with boat cruise, tour in a minibus and stops with short walking options.
Cruise the Abel Tasman Park, experience flora and fauna and beaches unseen anywhere else in the world.
Enjoy the beautiful landscape, a sacred Maori Place at the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemisphere, charming lifestyler town Takaka, breathtaking views over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay with steep and rugged mountains on our bus ride back.
We will pick you up in Nelson at the information centre. If you need another pick up, please advise with your booking. We will drive you in our brand new 12 seater bus along the coastline to Kaiteriteri. You will enjoy the wonderful beach and views over the bay before we start to enter our cruise boat.
Choose your seat on the cruise boat inside or outside before you cruise from Kaiteriteri Beach to Totaranui along the coastline of the Abel Tasman Park ( 1 ½ h ) while your Driver Guide drives the bus over the Takaka hill to Totaranui. There is coffee, tea and snacks available on the boat.
Enjoy the stunning beach in Totaranui, we have about 1/2 hour before we start driving to our next destination and you could even fit a swim in, in the crystal clear sea. You will be picked up by your Driver Guide and you will be blown away by the 20-minute drive to stunning bush with the option for a short walk.
After the walk to a lookout, we drive about 10 minutes to Takaka for a break. Takaka is a colourful interesting lifestyle town with wonderful lunch stop options, interesting shops and locals. 3km out of Takaka there is the well-known springs "Waikoropupu Springs", known for the clarity of the water and the volume of water discharged. The springs are spiritually significant to the Maori people. Depending on how much time the whole group has we might be able to have a short stopover there.
The tour ends with a scenic drive over Takaka Hill with stunning views over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay before we go back to Motueka and Nelson. We will arrive Motueka at about 4.30pm, Nelson at about 5.30pm.
There is no better way to experience so many diverse landscapes in one day.