Nelson & Abel Tasman

Nelson & Abel Tasman Escape
Date: 28 – 30 September 2013 (2 days)
Start: Nelson Finish: Nelson
Price: From NZ$295 (incl. deals & specials) plus food kitty ($50)
Regular price NZ$300 per person – please see below for further information on what is includes in the tour
Tour Description: Fun, city, sun and awesome beaches – this tour runs over the Easter days and offers the best of what the Nelson and Abel Tasman region has to offer. It combines city activities, time at beaches with an awesome overnight adventure at the Abel Tasman National Park. Additionally to an exciting group program participants can book extra adventure activities. This tour can be booked on its own or together with the South Island Experience tour for a comprehensive and fun exploration of New Zealand’s “main island”.
Deals & Specials: Check out our deals & specials for great discounts! On this tour we offer:

  • Online Booking Saver: Save $5 if you book this tour online
  • Bring a Friend Deal: Receive a voucher for $25 if you get a friend to book the tour

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Kia Ora and welcome to Nelson, the “Sunshine Capital of NZ”. If you are coming from out of town we will arrange your transfer to the hostel where you will meet up with the others in the group and your tour leader. After checking into the hostel and getting to know each other we will spend the day exploring Nelson. If you have booked an extra activity you will be doing that, the others are going to see the Nelson market. This market is famous in New Zealand and this morning you can find out for yourself if this is true. It’s a very colourful place with many interesting stalls selling all sorts of things. Try a typical German sausage, or a range of authentic Asian, Middle Eastern and even Brazilian foods that are on offer. Or find a special New Zealand gift to take back home to your friends and family, or a great piece of jewellery for yourself. we head out for a walk along Nelson’s beautiful waterfront to “Tahunanui Beach”. Here we have time to play ball games, take a swim or just relax at the beach before heading over to the “Tahunanui Fun Park”, where you can try your skill at mini golf. In the evening we hang out together at the hostel, play games or go out to the movies.

Extra Activity Options:
Quad Biking – NZ$115 for rider (16+yrs, some experience needed), NZ$30 for passenger (all ages)
Skywire – NZ$55 (up to 15yrs), – NZ$85 (16+yrs)
Horse Riding – NZ$110
Skydive Abel Tasman – NZ$399 for 16,500ft, – NZ$299 for 13,000ft – NZ$249 for 9,000ft


Today we head over to the Abel Tasman National Park by bus and into the park by boat. Enjoy an awesome water taxi ride along the stunning coastline and see where you will spend today. On the way see seals, and if you are lucky even some dolphins. Enjoy a 4-hour walk or book a guided kayaking tour. The walking track from Anchorage Bay to Marahau is beautiful and we will be stopping at a number of awesome beaches in the Astrolabe region, where we have time for a picnic or a swim.
Once back in Nelson city we have dinner together, time to look at our photos we have shot over the past days and a chance to put these up on Facebook. Once back in Nelson city we have dinner together and stay overnight at our hostel. You return home the next morning or continue your travels on our South Island Experience tour.

Extra Activity Option:
Sea Kayaking Adventure – NZ$155
Abel Tasman Canyoning – NZ$223

Do you feel like a longer holiday? Book this tour as an Add-on to our South Island Experience Tour! Explore the stunning West Coast, the adventure capital Queenstown, wildlife in Dunedin and much more. 10 days you’ll never forget – book now!

Included in tour cost

  • Experienced Guides/Assistants
  • Comfortable accommodation at hostels/backpackers
  • All transport during the tour
  • All activities during the tour as described in the tour programme
  • Visit the Saturday Market in Nelson
  • Mini golf at “Tahunanui Fun Park”
  • Nelson city tour
  • Water taxi ride to Anchorage Bay
  • Guided walk from Anchorage Bay to Marahau (approx 4hrs )

Additional Cost

  • Transport (flights, ferry, transfers) to/from tour start
  • Extra Activities
  • Food – a contribution of $50 towards a food kitty is mandatory (breakfast and dinner)
  • Pocket money


  • Guaranteed departure.
  • Minimum 10 students – maximum 35 students.
  • Booking conditions apply.
  • All inclusions are weather and time depending.
  • All prices are subject to availability and correct at date of publication (November 2012).
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boys and girls at the beach


group at swing bridge