GOLDEN BAY AIR Golden Bay Air is family run air transport service that has been operating 14 years from beautiful Golden Bay in North-West Nelson. As well as spectacular scenic flights from Takaka and Nelson, we offer daily scheduled flights between Wellington, Takaka, Nelson and Karamea, plus shuttles and rental cars from Golden Bay and Heaphy and Abel Tasman Track transport.
Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experience - Full Day Tour 9.30am to 5.30pm. Get off the beaten track to discover both spectacular Golden Bay and the idyllic Abel Tasman National Park by air, land and sea in a single day without retracing your steps. Starting in Nelson, your day includes: an incredible 30 minute scenic flight to Golden Bay over the stunning Abel Tasman golden beaches and azure seas; an easy 30 minute bush walk to the clearest water in the world at Te Waikoropupu Springs; a scenic shuttle tour along Golden Bay’s limestone coastlines to the northern entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park; and a stunning cruise along the Abel Tasman beaches with a two hour stop for lunch at either Totaranui Beach (in winter) or Awaroa Beach (summer). Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and seals! At the end of your cruise catch a shuttle transfer back to Nelson. Lunch is not included but Awaroa Lodge is open Oct-April, or a picnic lunch can be arranged in advance. Multi day or reverse options from both Wellington and Nelson also available.
Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experience
CABLE BAY ADVENTURE PARK The Cable Bay Adventure Park—Nelson’s Adventure Destination. Less than 15 minutes from central Nelson with a range of activities to suit everyone
The Skywire - The worlds longest flying fox, the Skywire is a touch of adrenaline mixed with an amazing scenic ride. Soar 1.6 kilometres in each direction in the custom designed 4 person chair, high above the stunning forest canopy with no sound but the wind in your ears and the chorus of native bird song. Allow 1 hour. 4x4 Quad Bike Tours - The Bayview circuit is our most popular ride. Explore over 14km of tracks through
native bush and up to the spectacular Bayview lookout. Professional instruction, Insightful commentary, and Light refreshments included. Allow 2.5 hours
Horse Treks - Guided horse treks from 1 - 2.5 hours to suit all abilities. Our treks include river crossings, hill trails and stunning views of the mountains and sea.
Skywire 4x4 Quad Bike Tour 2.5 hr Horse Trek (Per Person)
Child (under 16yrs)
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WORLD OF WEARABLEART & CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM The World of WearableArt and Classic Car Museum is an iconic Nelson visitor attraction that celebrates two passions united by design. The Museum showcases two distinct collections that collide in a celebration of design, innovation and creativity. World of WearableArt Exhibition - Be captivated by award-winning garments from the World of WearableArt Awards Show and the unique opportunity to see these extraordinary works of art up close. The exhibition changes annually to reflect each year’s show. Classic Car Collection - The world’s fastest mini, a car used by presidents and a royal Renault from 1908 are some of the treasures you’ll discover at the Museum. Take a trip down memory lane and experience one of Australasia’s largest car collections. The Museum also includes a Café renowned for its superb selection of wholesome food and a Retail Shop filled with art and jewellery from local artists. The Museum is open every day from 10am – 5pm (excluding Christmas Day).
WILSONS ABEL TASMAN Kayak, Seals and Walk (Guided kayak, Unguided walk) - Do it all in one day! Start Kaiteriteri 9 am with our “Split Apple Paddle” guided sea kayak, exploring the sheltered Kaiteriteri coastline to iconic Split Apple Rock formation. Return to Kaiteriteri around noon where you farewell your guide. Have lunch at a local café or order a picnic to enjoy on board the Vista Cruise, departing 1pm for a scenic boat ride along the coast into the heart of the national park. Pause to view the antics of seals on Tonga Island before landing at historic Tonga Quarry Beach 2pm. Walk through native forest, around the Bark Bay falls track and on to idyllic Medlands Cove for your boat pick up at 5.05pm to cruise back to Kaiteriteri at 6.00pm. Includes: 2 hrs guided sea kayaking, 2 ¼ hrs self guided walk (less/no walking option available). Itinerary will vary during low season (19 April - 19 October) Abel Tasman Seals and Beach Walk - For a walk to experience everything in the Park: wildlife, history, native forest and long, golden beaches this trip is for you. Departs Kaiteriteri 9.20 am, 10.30am and 1pm. Cruise to the Tonga Island seal colony off the golden sands of Onetahuti Beach. Land at picturesque Tonga Bay where an abandoned granite quarry site still holds evidence of this failed venture. Walk through native forest around the waterfall trail to Bark Bay then on to idyllic Medlands Cove for your pick up to cruise back to Kaiteriteri 4.10pm or 6.00pm. Walking time approx 2¼ hrs. Transfers available ex Motueka. A packed lunch can be ordered (extra cost).
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FAREWELL SPIT TOURS This is your chance to visit one of New Zealand’s undiscovered gems. At 35 kms long and more protected than a National Park, public access to Farewell Spit is usually restricted to the first 4 kms, however this tour travels the full length of the spit aboard a robust 4WD vehicle.
Farewell Spit Eco Tour - Highlights includes Cape Farewell, the South Island’s most northerly point and home to seals and their pups. Fossil Point, where old fossils expose themselves among the rocks and sea life abounds in rock pools nearby. 30 km along the ocean beach is the lighthouse reserve, where we pause for 45 minutes or so to climb the lighthouse, check out the view, learn some of the Māori legends about the spit, have refreshments in our lighthouse Keeper's cottage and soak up some history. Returning from the lighthouse, we climb a sandhill for panoramic views of the ocean beach, the parade of dunes along the centre of the spit and the inter-tidal plain where the migrant waders from the arctic circle feed during our spring, summer and autumn. Farewell Spit truly is a naturelover’s paradise. Departing from Collingwood, tour duration is 6.5 hours. As you travel along the beach, actual departure times are dependent on the tides and will be advised on confirmation of booking. Note: As it is 2.5 hours drive from Nelson to Collingwood, we recommend over-nighting in Takaka pre or post this tour. Other tour options available on request.
Farewell Spit Eco Tour
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