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Wilsons Abel Tasman -Vista - Swing Bridge Bush and Beach

Walk the most varied section of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. A stunning introduction to one of New Zealand's premier coastal nature environments.

Highlights

  • Cruise into the heart of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Explore the idyllic Medlands Beach
  • Walk around the spectacular Torrent Bay estuary to the long, golden sands of Anchorage Beach
  • Cross the rushing Falls River by an impressive swing bridge
  • Take a detour to visit tranquil Cleopatra's pool and try the natural waterslide

Cruise into the heart of Abel Tasman National Park, pausing at Anchorage to view your destination, then continue on to disembark at idyllic Medlands Beach.

Walk the most varied section of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, around the spectacular Torrent Bay estuary to the long, golden sands of Anchorage Beach.

Watch the Video, taken by one of our visitors - simply stunning.

The track weaves through sunny groves of Manuka and fern between breathtaking views of the granite coast and lush gullies of mature forest, to reach tranquil forest pools (maximum elevation 105 metres/340 ft). Cross the rushing Falls River by an impressive swing bridge.

Allow an extra 30 minutes to take a short (500 metres) side track beside a crystal forest stream to visit tranquil Cleopatra's Pool. If you want to try the natural waterslide, allow some extra time. Watch a visitor's story: A Nature-Made Waterslide in Abel Tasman.

Walk Duration: 4 Hours

Adult $82.00
Child $41.00

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Children under 5 are free of charge.

Available Bookings from September 18 to September 24

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  • Adult$82.00
  • Child$41.00

  • Adult$82.00
  • Child$41.00

  • Adult$57.40 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$41.00

  • Adult$57.40 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$41.00

  • Adult$57.40 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$41.00

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

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jamess8 from New Zealand wrote on 17 August 2020

Amazing full day trip

We absolutely loved this trip - it was a great deal and brilliant way to squeeze nearly a full day in the middle of the park in only 1 day by boating in and out. The details on the deal / website were a bit light when I booked so I was surprised to find it was more like a 9am - 4pm trip. Luckily we had extra time so it was fine. And well worth it. You board the boat in Kaiteriteri (either a launch or a small taxi depending on number of people - we had the small taxi which some didn't enjoy, and had no toilet), but it was a great calm day and the crew are just as professional and informative giving the same tour and commentary on the way. They will stop by a few sights on the way up to drop you at Medlands beach, 10mins walk to Bark Bay. You then walk the middle part of the track down to a pickup at Anchorage. There is plenty of spare time for stops on the way. You can arrange them to provide a lunch box for you or a pickup in Motueka, but I can't comment on these as we didn't use them. We'd definitely recommend this tour to get into the middle of the park if you only have a short time in the area.

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James Morris from United Kingdom wrote on 02 March 2020

Wilsons Swing Bridge Bush and Beach

We had a fantastic day. The walk is stunning, with some great beaches and swimming spots en route. Fantastic views and varied scenery. The wilsons crew on the boat were helpful, funny and informative. We are young and active (26yrs old) and we had a mid afternoon pick up enabling us to do the 13km walk (just over 3 hours of walking) with time to stop. We were on the high tide track. Highly Recommended.

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Vignesh from India wrote on 09 February 2020

Amazing and must do.

The Cruise is scenic and the walking track is brilliant. Do take the trail to cleopatra's Pool.

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sineadm1 from New Zealand wrote on 14 June 2021

Fun in the rain

We had an unlucky day for the trip as it was one of the uncommon rainy days in Nelson, however this did not ruin anything! Felt very lucky as we saw almost noone throughout the walk and felt like we had the place to ourselves. An informative guide in Murray on the boat up the tasman to drop off point and then a maximum if 5 hours in the park. Lots of side walks to do along the way and once we got picked up at the end of the day Murray even took us out to see some seals! A super fun day and would recommend

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cols from New Zealand wrote on 10 April 2021

Awesome day trek!

The weather had packed up a couple of days ago which made the paths and treks muddier than usual. However that hadn't made the slightest impact on having a great walk! The Falls River Swing Bridge could only bear 5 people on it at a time and had a very graphic warning sign. It took us 4.5 hours with very leisurely/ steady pace, including lots of photo stops, lunch break and a detour to visit Cleopatra's Pool. Turned out to the be most refreshing detour with crisp, crystal clear water washing your wariness/ tiredness away towards to the end of the walk!

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