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Wilsons Abel Tasman - The Great Day Out - Cruise & Walk incl. Tonga Island Marine Reserve

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Join Wilsons Abel Tasman for an extra special cruising day trip into the magical Tonga Island Marine Reserve and beyond.

Join Wilsons Abel Tasman for an extra special cruising day trip into the magical Tonga Island Marine Reserve and beyond.

Highlights

  • Cruising the Abel Tasman golden granite coast into Tonga Island Marine Reserve
  • Pausing to view the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony
  • Walking over a beautiful forested saddle, leading to the waterfall trail around the stunning Bark Bay Inlet
  • Relaxing or swimming at Bark Bay

Let Wilsons Abel Tasman take you on a spectacular journey.

Cruise the Abel Tasman golden granite coast into Tonga Island Marine Reserve, then land at an idyllic beach to walk along the famous coastal track. From Kaiteriteri, travel in style and comfort aboard the Vista Cruise into the Marine Reserve. Pause to view the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony, and then cruise past remote northern beaches fringed by lush rainforest.

Turning around at the long, golden sands of Totaranui, return to historic Tonga Quarry Beach to start your walk. A gentle climb takes you over a beautiful forested saddle, leading to the waterfall trail around the stunning Bark Bay Inlet. Relax or take a swim at Bark Bay before a walk to picturesque Medlands Beach to rejoin the cruise back to Kaiteriteri.

  • 11.20am - Totaranui
  • 11.50am - Arrive Tonga Quarry
  • 4.15pm - Return to Kaiteriteri
  • 9.20am - Depart Kaiteriteri
  • 3.10pm - Vista Cruise departs Medlands Beach
Adult $112.00
Child $66.00 (5-14 years old)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Kaiteriteri 7197

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 5

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Departures: 9:20am from Kaiteriteri, return to Kaiteriteri at approx 4.15pm

    Walk Duration: 2 Hours

Available Bookings from 18 May to 31 May 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$89.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$89.60 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$89.60 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$89.60 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$89.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$89.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$66.00

  • Adult$89.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$66.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.7

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otg23 from United Kingdom wrote on 18 September 2023

Nice walk, some great views and good crew

Even thought the weather wasn’t great (high winds on the coast) and we couldn’t do the entire journey to the north of the National park, it was still a nice journey on the modern boat. The staff helped explain everything really well and the commentary was good. The walks are very well signposted and not too demanding. We decided on the tour up to Tonga Quarry beach with the walk down to Medlands Beach. They allow ample time for you to walk between the drop off and pickup points (maybe a little too long if you don’t plan on having a dip). This route takes you high up into the forest following the sea along on your left. After a decent incline you begin to descend down into Bark Bay around 35mins after you begin the walk. Bark Bay is absolutely gorgeous with its water falls and swing bridge along the high tide path. You will also find basic toilets at the beginning and end of this route. It’s a good day out that we would highly recommend to anybody with the interest of walking a section of Abel Tasman without feeling rushed.

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rosemariec from New Zealand wrote on 19 February 2023

Better to boat than trek

Great way to see the Abel Tasman coast without walking all the way. Did a short bay to bay amble. Recommend

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John Pennington from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2022

It was indeed a great day out

Only comment would be that we had trouble hearing the commentary from the outside seats on the way out - the speaker had a very soft voice. On the way back it was someone different and easier to hear everything. Otherwise fantastic

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Rodrigo Romero soria from Spain wrote on 31 August 2019

Day lost

We did this trip late august. The boat goes stright to the end of the park and stops a couple of times. We saw some seals and birds, not much, aside of that the trip is not worth. The walk is though the forest with no views of the coast. The forest is not impressive, there are other places with nicer forest. I will not recommend this trip, i feel i just waste a day of vacations in nz. Wilson stuff were very friendly and provided explanations during the trip.

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Yusuke from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2022

Ok

It was nice day trip. You cruise coast area until Totaranui bay then come back to Tonga Quarry. On the way, you’ll see split apple rock and Tonga island to see seals. You walk between Tonga Quarry and Medlands beach. I was disappointed a bit because this track for 2hrs for average person but have to wait 1.5hrs for do nothing. I recommend to bring togs and swim while you wait for ferry.

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