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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.









  • Arahura
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Wellington
  • Misty
  • Aratere
  • Kaitaki
Where the journey becomes a destination
Interislander travels the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and is one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. The 92 km journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand's most iconic tourist experiences. It takes 3 hours and has been described as "one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world".

Interislander operates three ships, carrying both passengers and their vehicles: Arahura, Aratere, and Kaitaki. All offer the freedom and ease of exploring New Zealand by road. Taking a vehicle on an Interislander ferry is as simple as parking - just drive on and drive off. Nor do passengers with vehicles have any luggage restrictions. Offering up to 11 sailings a day, Interislander passengers also have the convenience of a wide choice of travel times.

During your Interislander journey, take a stroll on the decks, enjoy a meal, a drink, or even catch the latest movie release. Or, of course, simply be awed by the breathtaking views.
Wellington Terminal - Aotea Quay, Picton Terminal: Auckland Street, central Picton
Ph: 0800 802 802
Email: info@interislander.co.nz   Website: www.interislander.co.nz


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  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Sounds
  • Disembarking
  • Ferry Terminal
  • Bluebridge
Cross Cook Strait on a Bluebridge ferry and enjoy some real Kiwi hospitality.

We carry passengers and vehicles between downtown Wellington and Picton up to four times daily and offer a range of fares to suit your budget. On-board you'll find a full cafe-style menu, premium L'affare coffee and award-winning Marlborough wines.

And if you can take your eyes off the views, kick back with free WiFi, free movies and play areas for the kids. The Bluebridge journey takes just over three hours. What are you waiting for?
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry - 1 Lagoon Rd, Picton 7250
NZ Freephone: 0800 844 844   Ph: +64 4 471 6188   Fax: +64 4 473 1479
Email: bookings@bluebridge.co.nz   Website: www.bluebridge.co.nz


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  • Split Apple Rock
  • Kaiteriteri
  • Adele Island
  • Abel Tasman
  • Onetahuti Beach
  • Kayaking
Water taxi trips to the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Free pick up provided

Sea Shuttles welcomes you into the Abel Tasman National Park aboard our purpose-built water taxis, with easy walk-on access for all age groups. Sit back and relax as we depart from picturesque Kaiteriteri Beach on a scenic cruise into the majestic Abel Tasman National Park.

View world-famous Split Apple Rock, New Zealand fur seals and a spotted cormorant nesting colony. Stay on board for a scenic cruise or disembark at the beach of your choice and enjoy a walk through lush native bush to the next bay of your choice.
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles - South End of Kaiteriteri Beach, Tasman, New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 527 8688
Email: cruise@abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz   Website: www.abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz


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  • Vista Cruise
  • Top Deck
  • Bar & Café
  • Walk
  • Lodge
  • Kayak
Whether you're looking for an active holiday of tramping and kayaking, or a lazy day at the beach, Abel Tasman National Park is the perfect destination and Abel Tasman Wilson's Experiences can make it happen for you.

Share 7 generations of experience with our family as you explore the wonderous Abel Tasman coast by land or sea. Let us help you plan your itinerary to be as active or relaxing as you wish on our multi award-winning, Qualmark endorsed holidays.

Half to five-day guided or non-guided trips can include bush/beach walking, sea kayaking, covered launch cruising and water taxi transport. Free map guides. Overnight holidays - stay at the only beachfront lodges within the National Park, Meadowbank Homestead - Awaroa and Torrent Bay Lodge. All rooms twin/double with ensuite bathrooms. Fine food, local beers and wines. No heavy packs.
Wilson's Abel Tasman - 265 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 528 2027   Freephone (NZ Only): 0800 223 582 (0800 ABEL TASMAN)
Freephone (Australia Only): 1800-139 341
Email: info@AbelTasman.co.nz   Website: www.AbelTasman.co.nz


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  • Marine Life
  • Experts
  • Coastline
  • The Park
  • Your Needs
Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi provides water taxi trips, sea shuttle services, scenic cruises and pack/luggage transport in the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand.

Daily Departure Schedule
Our boats depart from nine depots throughout the Abel Tasman NP.
Exclusive Charter
We have the flexibility to meet individual or group needs for on-demand sailings and charters.
Pack & Luggage Transfers
Make life easy for yourself - we can move your pack or other gear from point-to-point.
Bus Transport
Travel from Nelson or Motueka on our bus. Arrives in Marahau for the 9am departure.
AQUA TAXI - 275 Sandy Bay Marahau Rd, Marahau 7917
Ph: 0800 278 282   International: +64 3 527 8083   Fax +64 3 527 8282
Email: info@aquataxi.co.nz   Website: www.aquataxi.co.nz


  • Abel Tasman
  • Swingbridge
  • Rugged Coastline
  • Lagoon
Marahau Water Taxis runs water transportation services in the Abel Tasman National Park, departing from The Abel Tasman Centre, in Marahau all year round. Scheduled sailings depart daily and are a popular way to experience the Abel Tasman’s Coastal Track.

Whether you want a day trip, short walk, transport to start or finish your hike or a relaxed scenic cruise or simply spend the day on a beach, we have a trip for you.
Marahau Water Taxis - Abel Tasman Centre, 8 Franklin St, Marahau 7197
NZ Freephone: 0800 80 80 18   Ph/Fax: +64 3 527 8176
Email: info@abeltasmancentre.co.nz   Website: www.abeltasmancentre.co.nz


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