Explore a Bay

Not sure how active you want to be? Choose one of these bays to explore.

  • Best For: Shorter optional walking
  • Cruise: to Anchorage (45 mins), Bark Bay (1 hour) or Awaroa (1 hr 45 min)
  • Walk: Your choice of optional walks up to 1.5 hours. Click read more below for details.
  • Start: 9.20(all year). 10.30am, 1.00pm(summer)
  • Finish: 12.55, 2.30, 4.10, 6.00 pm
  • Cost: Starts at A $64, C $32. Up to A $86, C $43. On-line booking *prepay save $3
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Choose from one of three locations where you are dropped off and picked up at the same beach. Ideal if your group includes different ages, abilities and interests.

Extended option includes a Vista Cruise all the way along the spectacular coast to Totaranui, then return to the beach of your choice.

Pitt Head Walk

Cruise 45  mins. Optional walking 45 mins to 1 hr 30 mins.
After a sheltered water cruise through the Astrolabe Roadstead (45 minutes), take a walk from the long golden sands of Anchorage Beach to one of the most picturesque beaches in the Park, Te Pukatea Bay. Return walk 45 minutes or 1 hr 30 mins, depending on the track chosen. There is also an option to walk to Cleopatra's Pool. Details and Book Here...

Bark Bay Falls Swing Bridge

Cruise 1 hr. Walk up to 1 hr 30 mins.
Cruise into the heart of Park at Medlands Beach (1 hour) then walk the forested waterfall trail around the stunning Bark Bay inlet, including the new swing bridge by the falls (1 hour).  Details and Book Here...

Awaroa Dine and Explore

Cruise 1 hr 45 mins. Optional walking.
Cruise into the Northern reaches of the Park to Awaroa Bay (1 hr 45 mins) then relax or go beachcombing through the largest tidal inlet on the coast. Details and Book Here...

Double Beach Stop

During the summer months (October to April), there is time to stop at both Anchorage and Bark Bay to explore the unique beauty of each these beaches and forest. Details and Book Here...

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

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