Pitt Head Loop (Trip #1)

Anchorage Beach stop with walking options to Te Pukatea, one of the Park's most picturesque beaches.

  • Availability: All year
  • Best For: Panoramic coastal vistas
  • Cruise: Kaiteriteri - Anchorage 45 mins each way
  • Walk: Totally your choice!
  • Start: 9.20am (all year) 10.30am, 1pm (high season)
  • Finish: 4.10 (all year) 12.55 or 6pm (high season)
  • Cost: A $62 C(5-14 years)$31, under 5 Free. On-line booking *prepay saver $59
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Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead to disembark at Anchorage Beach.  Then, you can choose to relax or take a walk. Modern Dept. of Conservation facilities at the beach include shelter, picnic tables, flush toilets and filtered drinking water.

Extended Cruise Option: (available 20 October to 18 April) Cruise all the way to Totaranui, pausing to see the seals in Tonga Island Marine Reserve, then return to Anchorage Beach. Cost: A $82 (*prepay $79), C(5-14 years) $41, under 5 Free

At Anchorage Beach, your choices include:

  • Relax in the sun.
  • Find a shady picnic spot.
  • Stroll along the extensive golden sands.
  • Swim in the calm, azure waters.
  • Take a walk to Te Pukatea Bay. See some suggestions at Pitt Head Walk.

*PREPAY online or by phone at least 2 hours before sailing to SAVE $3 PER ADULT ($1.50 per child).
Prices valid to 30 September 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Other Options

We Operate These Options:
  • Bark Bay Falls Swing Bridge (Trip #2)
  • Awaroa Dine & Explore (Trip #8)
  • Double Beach Stop

    • Te Pukatea Best
    • Te Pukatea picnic 2
    • Pitt Head view

    Departure Timetable:

    Departures: 20 October to 31 March
    Depart Kaiteriteri 9.20, *10.30am or 1.00pm
    Pickup Anchorage 12.20, 2.00, 3.25 or *5.20pm
    Return Kaiteriteri 12.55, 2.40, 4.15 or *6.00pm

    *No bus connection with later pickup.
    *Shoulder Season (1-19 October and 1-30 April) no 6.00 pm pickup.

    Departures: 1 May to 30 September
    Depart Kaiteriteri 9.20am
    Pickup Anchorage 3.30pm
    Return Kaiteriteri 4.15pm

    Our friendly Reservations Team is waiting to answer your enquiries and take your booking. Please contact us using the details below or complete the online form on this page and one of our team will reply within 24 hours.

    Freephone (New Zealand Only): 0800 223 582 (0800 ABEL TASMAN)
    Freephone (Australia Only): 1800-139 341

    Telephone (within New Zealand): 03 528 2027
    Telephone (outside New Zealand): +64 3 528 2027 (calling outside NZ)

    Email: info@AbelTasman.co.nz