How to Get Here

Check-in locations for day trips and overnight trips.

DAY TRIP CHECK-IN: 1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri
- OR - at our Motueka office for day walks. Kayak day trips check in Kaiteriteri.

Multi day trips check in our Motueka Office.

If you have picked up your tickets from our Motueka office, or if the booth is unattended, look for our boat on the beach and check in with our Boat Hosts.


Our office is located between the Shoreline Cafe and Kaiteriteri Camp Shop, across the road from the main beach. Look for our Sea Fern logo.

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MULTI-DAY CHECK IN: Head Office, 409 High St (entrance on Old Wharf Rd), Motueka

Multi-day trips meet here, unless other arrangement have been made with our Reservations Team.
Day Cruise & Walk Trips, if you have time we recommend picking up your tickets here. This avoids the check-in queue at our Kaiteriteri office and there is more time to discuss options if you have questions about your day.
Kayak day trips all check in at Kaiteriteri.

Click here to download detailed map and driving directions Nelson to Motueka and Abel Tasman

Click here, to download detailed map and driving directions Christchurch to Motueka.

Go To: Driving Times and Detailed Driving Directions

Coach Connections

We use Abel Tasman Coachlines for connections from/to Nelson, Motueka and Marahau. Information and timetables here.

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Getting here by coach
Getting here by ferry
Flying Here

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Getting Here By Sea

The Cook Strait Ferry runs between Wellington on the North Island and Picton on the South Island. The ferry crossing requires some organisation and advance bookings, especially during the peak summer season. The two main ferry companies are:


Allow 2 hours 15 mins to drive from Picton to Nelson.

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Getting Here By Air

International airports closest to Abel Tasman National Park are Wellington (North Island) and Christchurch (South Island). Two regional airlines offer scheduled services into Nelson airport:

Air New Zealand

Other smaller airlines such as Sounds Air offer services across Cook Strait and offer an alternative to taking a Cook Strait Ferry.

To fly directly into the National Park, contact Picton Floatplane Service for flights from the Marlborough Sounds and Picton ferry terminal.

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Getting Here By Coach

Many bus and coach services connect Nelson and Motueka with other destinations in the North and South Islands.
Abel Tasman Coachlines - regional coach services
InterCity - national coach services to Nelson

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