Nelson & Abel Tasman

Nelson & Abel Tasman Escape October 2018
Date: 01 – 03 October 2018 (2 days)
Start: Nelson Finish: Nelson
Price: From NZ$348 (incl. deals & specials) plus food kitty ($60)
Regular price NZ$353 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 offers the best of what the Nelson and Abel Tasman region has to offer. It combines city activities, time at beaches with an awesome daytrip to the famous Abel Tasman National Park. Additionally to an exciting group program, participants can book interesting extra activities.
This tour can be booked on its own or together with the
South Island Experience 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

Please contact us with enquiries, bookings or questions.

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 do this after lunch. With the others, we will 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 and get to know each other.

Extra Activity Options:
Skywire – NZ$65 (up to 15yrs), – NZ$95 (16+yrs)
Horse Riding – NZ$165
Skydive Abel Tasman:NZ$269 for 9,000ft, NZ$319 for 13,000ft, NZ$409 for 16,500ft

Today we head over to the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand’s smallest national park. We take the bus from Nelson to Marahau, where you have the chance to participate in a sea kayaking adventure while the others enjoy some time at the beach or in a nearby café. Before lunch we will head into the park by boat. Enjoy an awesome boat cruise along the stunning coastline. We will get off the boat for a guided walk along Pitt Head and visit one of the awesome beaches, where we have time for a picnic or a swim before we drive back to Nelson in the afternoon. You an also decide to discover the national park whilst canyoning. Once back in Nelson city we have dinner together, have time to look at our photos we have shot over the past days, play games or go out to the movies.

Extra Activity Option:
Sea Kayaking Adventure – NZ$120

You return home this morning, or continue your travels on our South Island Experience tour.

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. 9 days you’ll never forget – enquire 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
  • Mini golf at “Tahunanui Fun Park”
  • Nelson city tour
  • Daytrip to Abel Tasman National Park incl. boat ride and guided walk

Additional Cost

  • Transport (flights, ferry, transfers) to/from tour start
  • Extra Activities
  • Food – a contribution of $60 towards a food kitty is mandatory (breakfast and dinner only!)
  • Pocket money


  • Minimum 10 students.
  • Booking conditions apply.
  • All inclusions are weather and time depending.
  • All prices are subject to availability and correct at date of publication (December 2017).
Call Student Tours Call us on 0800 350 010

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