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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 $89.00
Child $44.50

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 January 22 to January 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$71.10
  • Child$44.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$80.10
  • Child$44.50

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$71.10
  • Child$44.50

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$44.50

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

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Heather from New Zealand wrote on 03 May 2019

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Excellent Day Out

Oh, this day was incredible. The boat ride was stunning and the walk was just amazing. Beautiful, we had great weather and lovely scenery to look at the entire way.

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Kirsty from New Zealand wrote on 24 September 2019

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Gorgeous day in the Abel Tasman

We were fortunate enough to see a pod of dolphins and fur seals.

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Angie from New Zealand wrote on 13 September 2019

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Stunning

A fantastic day out from start to finish - outstanding staff who couldn't do enough for you. Made me proud to be a kiwi seeing such a slick operation showing off our beautiful country and giving everyone an outstanding experience.

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Therese from Philippines wrote on 20 August 2019

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Perfect day trip

If you only have one day in the Abel Tasman National Park, then this is the perfect activity for you. You get a bit of everything: get up close to Split Apple Rock, a seal colony, information about the area, a cruise, a walk and a swim. The track was nice and easy. It took us around 1h40 to reach Bark Bay. The pick up point, Medlands beach, was only 500m away so we had loads of time to relax, eat some lunch and enjoy the scenery. Unfortunately, we weren't able to swim because the water was just too cold. But overall, it was very worth it!

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Portia Harrison from New Zealand wrote on 11 April 2019

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Do it

Loved the walk from Tonga Quary to Medlands Beach (about 2hour (with lots of stops for photos)). Beach at Medlands is amazing (clear water). I went for a swim in April (chilly but so worth it - would of regreted if I didn’t). Boat ride its self was informative (told us about the history of the area as well as announced who was due to get off at each stop).

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