Abel Tasman National Park tour options pretty much cover all fitness Levels.  But you need to choose wisely.  Some of these tracks are quite challenging – you might find yourself doing a lot of uphill walk. Take Lance and Wendy for example.  They’re both in their 70’s. They booked a water taxi into the Abel Tasman National Park to enjoy a track walk. They were told the track walk was ‘easy peasy’. Now at low tide, this walk is easy – but its an entirely different story when it is high tide! What should have been a great day, turned into an ordeal for this couple. So here’s some helpful information –  Abel Tasman National Park tour options to suit your budget and fitness level.


Abel Tasman tour options – water taxi & walk

The water tax and walk option is probably the most popular option for access into the Abel Tasman National Park. Its simple – take one of the water taxis from Kaiteriteri – they’ll drop you off in one of the bays along the shoreline. So you can Stay on the beach to sunbath, or take a walk on the Abel Tasman Track. Go as far as you wish to the next bays – then  collected by water taxi at the bay you stop at. If you want to walk between bays, make sure you check the tides beforehand. Take good walking shoes, food and bottled water. See more details.

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Abel Tasman tour options – Sea kayaking & walk

Join a sea kayaking tour for a half day, full day or overnight stay. Many visitors to New Zealand are trying this activity for the very first time in their lives. It’s safe, fun and no previous experience is required. However, do be aware that your feet will get wet and the sun is strong. Take sun cream and a wide brimmed hat. If you don’t want to sit for a long period in a kayak, a good alternative is the kayak/walk option. See more details.


Abel Tasman National Park Tour options – Eco cruise

If you really want to learn more about the area, Abel Tasman Eco Tours is a great choice for everyone – this includes children and seniors. Read our blog. You’ll get a wider range of experiences that the larger boats don’t offer. Imagine a world of golden sands, majestic native New Zealand forests and private inlets. See more details here.

Cruise the Abel Tasman Park in style

This option suits the leisure traveller. Imagine cruising on a yacht or a 14 metre full-displacement cat, with a beautiful timber interior. Little physical effort is required and you relax in comfort to enjoy the turquoise blue of the ocean. You’ll explore remote beaches and be able to take the kayaks out for a short paddle. A highlight is the tasty lunch with local fresh seafood and wine. It’s perfect for the soft adventure explorer. See more details here.

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