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Wilsons Abel Tasman's Great Day Out - Cruise & Walk including 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.

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

Walk Duration: 2 Hours

Adult $98.00
Child $49.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Children under 5 are free of charge.

Available Bookings from May 14 to May 20

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  • Adult$78.40 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00

  • Adult$78.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00

  • Adult$78.40 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00

  • Adult$73.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00

  • Adult$68.60 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00

  • Adult$98.00
  • Child$49.00

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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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.

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Marjorie from New Zealand wrote on 22 April 2021

Abel tasman cruise

Amazing trip. We had fun. Thank you very much.

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Karen Purnell from New Zealand wrote on 22 March 2021

Awesome Day Out

From the moment we arrived at Kaiteriteri the colour of the sand at Golden Bay did not disappoint....golden ! Once we were onboard the staff were friendly and informative during the cruise. Passing split apple rock & the seal colony we slowed down for photos, then headed up to Totaranui before coming back down to disembark at Tonga Quarry - a beautiful isolated beach with friendly wildlife to greet us. A steep walk up and over to Bark Bay was delightful and cool....in amongst the canopy of native trees and bushes. The view from the top out to Bark Bay was stunning. Bark Bay is well equipped with toilets and an outdoor kitchen facility for use. The water is pristine and the sand is fine and white. Another short trek around the high tide route to Medlands Bay for our pickup was also amazing. Make sure your battery is fully charged before heading out - the photo opportunities are endless. A highly recommended trip with a great company - thanks Wilsons!

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Brian Newall from New Zealand wrote on 21 March 2021

Brian and Marie

Very enjoyable day out. Would certainly recommend

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sallye from New Zealand wrote on 15 March 2021

Tasman walks

Great trip. I would advise anyone that is on holiday to take the trip. staff have a vast knowledge of the history of all the bays. The scenery is amazing and the walkways manageable for the novice explorer. We had lots of time to complete the walk to have lunch and swim while waiting to be picket up. Fantastic trip. We would do again.

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