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Whether you need a bus to Nelson or the West Coast glaciers, a rental car to explore the hidden gems of Golden Bay, a ferry or flight for your onward travel to the North Island, or even a local taxi, Abel Tasman i-SITE can help with your bookings and enquiries.

Abel Tasman i-SITE is your fee-free booking centre for the Abel Tasman region.










If you're looking for a rental car then Parker Rentals in King Edward Street, Motueka, is a great place to start. Set up under the umbrella of long-established Parker Panel & Paint, the new car rental business specialises in reliable Toyota Corolla vehicles, which have a proven track record.

You can rent a versatile Toyota economy hatch vehicle with unlimited kilometeres - and a low $300 excess for over 25s - for bargain rates," says owner Martin Searle. "They're great cars for couples and families."

Martin and Catriona Searle took over Parker Paint & Panel in 1998, and see their expansion into car rentals as complementary to their existing business. "We have the front yard for rental cars, and the workshop and skilled staff to ensure that they are always in the best condition,"says Martin."If you want to book a car or talk to us about it, get in touch; we are only too happy to assist with your enquiries. You can find us at 21 King Edward Street, Motueka. Phone 03 528-9304."

Just in... are you looking to go to a Christmas function with a group of people, or maybe a Concert? We have a Toyota Previa that comfortably seats eight people. Come and see us or give us a call today!! You can also check us out on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parker-Car-Rentals/ to find out what we have to offer week to week.
Parker Car Rentals - 21 King Edward Street, Motueka, Tasman, NZ
Ph: (03) 528 9304   Mobile: 021 105 2768
Email: admin@parkerpanelpaint.co.nz   Website: www.parkerpanelpaint.co.nz


  • 1500-1800cc
  • 1500-1800cc SW
  • 1800-2500cc
  • 1800-2500 SW
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Estima
  • 6 Berth
  • 2 Berth
Rental Cars, 8-12 seater minibus rental vans, furniture trucks and other vehicles...

At Bay-Rent-A-Car we have a range of Rental Cars, Motorhomes, 8 - 12 seater minibus rental vans, Trucks all available to you to rent and for a bit of fun while on Holiday in Kaiteriteri you can hire scooters to drive around on!

Our friendly staff are happy to meet and great you at the Nelson Airport where you can pick up your rental car or Motorhome and start your great New Zealand Holiday.

For customers moving house to or from Motueka, Nelson or Golden Bay in New Zealand, you can rent a furniture truck and furniture trailers. Why pay the movers when you can do it yourself, and if you are really want to do it yourself we have a great range of Box Body Trucks (not all need a Heavy Truck License to drive) as well as tip trucks and flat deck trucks.
Bay Rentals - 152a Whakarewa Street, Motueka, Tasman, NZ
Ph: +64 3 528 7664
Email: tony@bayrentalsmotueka.co.nz   Website: www.bayrentalsmotueka.co.nz


  • Kaiteriteri
  • Timetables
  • Fares
  • Abel Tasman Packages
  • Maps
  • Charters
With Abel Tasman Coachlines you can have it all - premium destinations, effortless booking, attentive service, all the freedom and independence you enjoy, complete comfort and convenience.

Abel Tasman Coachlines can take you to Nelson, Marahau, Motueka, Kaiteriteri & Marahau
(Abel Tasman National Park).

Bus, Boat & Walk Combos - A full day’s coach, cruise and track walking fun.
Coach, Cruise & Walk
Seals & Sand
Just Cruising
Bay Hopper
Sail The Coast

Kayak Combos - Bus, boat and kayak to these beautiful beaches and bays.
Kayak, Cruise and Seals
Split Apple Kayak & Beach
Abel Tasman Coachlines - 27 Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Ph: 03 548 0285   Fax: 03 548 3833
Email: info@abeltasmantravel.co.nz   Website: www.abeltasmantravel.co.nz


We strive to offer the best, most reliable and most comfortable bus service between Nelson and Golden Bay. We stop in Nelson, Richmond, Mapua, Tasman, Motueka, Takaka, Marahau, Collingwood, Heaphy Track, Pohara, Wainui Bay and Totaranui (the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park).

Operating modern air-conditioned coaches join us as we take you on a scenic journey through limestone outcrops, rolling hills and pass golden beaches. View the Tasman region from the top of the Takaka hill across Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman Bay to the Marlborough Sounds.

Whether you are an overseas visitor wishing to see the bays tourist highlights, or a local travelling to see friends and family, Golden Bay Coachlines has just the ticket! So, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
Golden Bay Coachlines - 98 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
Ph: (03) 525 8352
Email: info@gbcoachlines.co.nz   Website: www.gbcoachlines.co.nz


  • Bridge
  • Heaphy Coast
  • River
  • Oparara Arch
  • Biking
On demand taxi / minibus service available at all times to / from Heaphy Track. Including bike transfers.

Passenger and small freight service to Westport and connecting services. Heaphy and Wangapeka Track transport. Bus charters, rental vehicles, and on demand taxi service, (options for same day service to Nelson, Golden Bay, Motueka, Picton, Blenheim).

Karamea Express links Karamea and Westport (adult/child $27/17, 1½ hours, 7.50am Monday to Friday May to October, plus Saturday from November to April), departing the Last Resort. Cunningham’s Coaches (03-789 7177; 179 Palmerston St, Westport) does this trip as a mail run ($20, three hours, 5.45pm weekdays), departing from Karamea Hardware.

Karamea Express also services Kohaihai at the southern end of the Heaphy Track, departing Kohaihai at 1pm and 2pm during summer; phone for prices and off-season times. It also services the Wangapeka Track on demand. There are phones at both trailheads to arrange transport out to Karamea.
Karamea Express - Heaphy Track Shuttle Service - Karamea Highway, Karamea, NZ
Ph: 03 782 67 57   Fax: 03 782 6703
Email: info@karamea-express.co.nz 


  • Triumph Bonneville
  • Scooter
  • Suzuki Dual Purpose
  • Classic BSA
  • Scooters
  • Triumphs
Top of the South Motorcycle Rentals was set up by David Arnot to cater for the needs of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. David has had a lifelong love of motorcycles and has owned a range of motorcycles from modern to vintage to motocross.

The Top of the South which (in our totally biased opinion) has everything: sun, sand, mountains...

We are based at its hub - a stones throw from Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay - in Motueka, which basks in year round sun and is a mecca for motorcyclists.

We aim to please and to give you the options to ride some of the worlds best and little-travelled bitumen highways, to back roads and (if you wish) to dirt.

Our range of bikes caters for all needs and includes the Suzuki AZ50 Scooter, the peppy dual purpose Suzuki DR 200, and the silky running long legged Triumph Bonneville, which can carry you with ease to visit the paradise which is the wider South Island.
Top Of The South Motorcycle Rentals - 63A College Street Motueka, New Zealand.
Ph: 0800 MOTORS   Mobile: 021 150 6409   Home: 03 526 7030
Email: TOSNZ@yahoo.co.nz   Website: www.tosnz.com


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Here at Trail Journeys, we're always working to come up with ways to ensure our customers have the absolute best time possible. Starting on 1st December 2016, our new Trail Hopper will be in operation from Nelson iSite - Mapua - Motueka iSite - Kaiteriteri and of course back again, twice a day.

This service is for everyone and bikes travel FREE!!

Don't want to do a return trip - no problem! Want to start from another location - fine!
Want to have a couple of beers with lunch or a bottle of red with dinner - cool! Hope you're excited, we are.
Trail Journeys - The Coolstores, 8 Aranui Road, Mapua Wharf, Nelson 7005, New Zealand.
Freephone: 0800 292 538   Ph: 03 540 3095
Email: nelson@trailjourneys.co.nz   Website: www.trailjourneys.co.nz


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*Day Tours for the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions for 1 - 5 persons
*Cruise Ship Shore tours from Picton to Nelson
*Tours for small private groups 1 - 4 persons for extented tours throughout New Zealand
*Door-to-door service - Catering for locals as well

Please have a look at the various private tours on my website and if you would prefer,I am happy to customise a private tour to suit.
I also cater for New Zealand Cruise Ship On Shore Tours from Picton in the South Island. 
As I live in the gorgeous Tasman region in the town of Motueka and gateway to the Tasman National Park,  I also now cater for private day tours from both the Tasman and Nelson areas.

I like to customise tours to suit your needs and wishes.
I take care of all your accommodation and attractions depending on your budget, All you have to do is make your own  flight arrangements and I will be there to meet you at the Airport with a friendly smile to start your New Zealand Private Overnight Tour. 

I Drive New Zealand - 421a Main Road, Riwaka, RD 3, Motueka 7198
Mobile: 027 44 63011
Email: info@newzealandidrive.com   Website: www.newzealandidrive.com


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