September & October Tours

Nelson & Abel Tasman Escape

30 September - 02 October 2019

Tour starts in Nelson - Tour ends in Nelson

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”.

from $358*

*including discounts
Regular Price $358
Plus Food Kitty $60

Itinerary and Extra Activities


DAY 1: Home - Nelson

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 Activities:

Skywire, Horse Riding, Skydive Abel Tasman 9,000ft, 13,000ft, 16,500ft

DAY 2: Abel Tasman National Park

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 Activities:

Sea Kayaking Adventure

DAY 3: Nelson - Home

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

  • 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

Please find further information to all our extra Activities on the North Island Experience Tour here

  • 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