Pitt Head Walk (Trip #1)

  • Best For: Te Pukatea Bay, Cleopatra's Pool
  • Cruise: Kaiteriteri - Anchorage return: 45 minutes each way
  • Walk: Anchorage - Te Pukatea return: 2 kms (1.2 miles) Pitt Head Loop track: 4 kms (2.5 miles)
  • Start: 9.20 am (all year) or 10 am, 1 pm (high season)
  • Finish: 4.10 pm (all year) 12.55, 2.30, 6.00 pm (high season)
  • Cost: A$62, C(5-14 years) $31, under 5 Free. On-line booking *prepay saver $57
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Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead into the heart of the Park. Disembark on the long golden sands of Anchorage Beach, then relax or explore with 3 different scenic strolls to choose from.

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.

Te Pukatea Bay:

An easy 45 minute return walk (2 kms, 1.2 miles) takes you to this enchanting golden-sand cove, one of the most picturesque bays in the Park. Its azure waters are ideal for a swim before you amble happily back to Anchorage.

Pitt Head Loop Track:

A 1hr 30mins (4 kms, 2.5 miles) return walk from Anchorage through sunny Manuka forest to Te Pukatea Bay via Pitt Head, the site of an ancient Maori Pa (fortified village). The panoramic views of the coast and some evidence of earth works are all that remain of this strategic site.

Cleopatra's Pool:

The walk to Cleopatra's Pool takes approx. 1hr 30mins return around the Torrent Bay estuary, but don't forget to allow extra time to enjoy this crystal mountain swimming pool complete with natural water slide.  See A Nature-Made Waterslide in Abel Tasman for pictures and stories of this idyllic place. (Please note: their estimation of a 3  hour return trip includes the time taken to swim in Cleopatra's Pool.)

*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.
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Other Options

We Operate These Options:
  • Explore a Bay
  • Seals and Beach (Trip #3)
  • The Great Day Out (Trip #3 extended)
  • Awaroa Pioneer Trail 2 hour Walk (Trip #9)
  • Awaroa Pioneer Trail Guided
  • Swing Bridge and Bush Walk (Trip #4)

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

    Departure Timetable:

    Departures: 20 October to 31 March
    Depart Kaiteriteri 9.20, *10.30am or 1.00pm
    Pickup Anchorage 12.20, 2.00, 3.35 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 5.20 pm pickup.

    Departures: 1 May to 30 September
    Depart Kaiteriteri 9.20am
    Pickup Anchorage 3.25pm
    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