Explore Bookme forAbel Tasman & Nelson

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

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.

  • 3.10pm - Vista Cruise departs Medlands Beach
  • 4.15pm - Return to Kaiteriteri
  • 11.50am - Arrive Tonga Quarry
  • 9.20am - Depart Kaiteriteri
  • 11.20am - Totaranui
Adult $99.00
Child $49.50

Duration

  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience

Location

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

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

    Children under 5 years old are free of charge.

Available Bookings from December 08 to December 14

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec

  • Adult$89.10 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.50

  • Adult$69.30 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.50

  • Adult$74.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.50

  • Adult$74.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.50

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$49.50

  • Adult$69.30 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.50

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

223 reviews

Showing all 223 authenticated Bookme reviews

Mari from New Zealand wrote on 23 December 2020

Great experience

The trip was amazing. The only issue was because was raining a lot in the morning and we couldn't get a 100% refund. Anyway, we devide to go ahead with the trip and the weather got better on the afternoon. Was a great experience and I highly recommend.

Share Link

lindseyb from New Zealand wrote on 17 May 2021

Great trip but not exactly as indicated

I would have given this trip five stars if it had been as described, the staff and boat were excellent, the lunches we purchased also great. We were disappointed though as the walk listed as 2 hours actually took 40minutes so we had a long time sitting around waiting and it felt like a needlessly long day. Would recommend a better breakdown of distance/timing because in our case it meant the day consisted mostly of a boat trip. We would have selected another option if we had known. Otherwise couldn’t fault the trip provided.

Share Link

Marie-Christine from New Zealand wrote on 26 September 2021

Super Day!

Awesome staff and great service!

Share Link

Tim Harker from New Zealand wrote on 31 May 2021

Not quite a cruise as it turned out...

The positives were that it is a beautiful coastline to see and the 2 hour plus walk back to Bark Bay was simply superb, and we only saw two other couples on the walk so it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The unexpected were that because of the time of year and limited bookings on the cruise, we were put on a water taxi instead of the expected boat. Which was fine but with no bar, no loo and nowhere to leave bags as there were two different taxis doing the transport each way, we had to quickly make a lunch to carry and reorganise day packs to take everything we needed on the walk. As I say it didn’t affect our enjoyment of the day but it was not the experience we thought we had booked!

Share Link

lanae from New Zealand wrote on 23 May 2021

Great day trip

Great cruise Walk took us 90 minutes Loved Relaxing at bark bay

Share Link

close

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Adult

    Child

      *This option must be made together with another price type.
      close

      Qualmark Certification

      This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

      This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business’s focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

      This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

      When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It’s your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

      Sample menu

      close
      delete

      Delete your content?

      This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.

      close
      playlist_add
      close
      question_answer