Swing Bridge and Bush Walk (Trip #4)

Traditional favourite for those prepared to get their feet wet (depending on tides). Please contact us to book the best times for your trip.

  • Best For: Traditional favourite
  • Cruise: Varies depending on tides
  • Walk: Torrent Bay to Medlands 7 kms (4.4 miles), approx 2 hours
  • Start: 9.20 (all year) 10.30 am (high season)
  • Finish: 4.10 (all year) 6.00pm (high season)
  • Cost: A $72 C(5-14 years) $36, under 5 Free. Call us for *prepay saver $69

Take the 9.20 or 10.30 am Vista Cruise from Kaiteriteri to Torrent Bay for a tidal landing on the beach*.

Then walk 7 kms (4.4 miles) along the coastal track through lush, dense forest and across the Falls River Swing Bridge to Medlands Beach. Maximum elevation 105 m (340 ft).

*PLEASE NOTE: the shallow tidal beach at Torrent Bay often requires a small boat transfer to get you close to shore, and can involve wading through water up to your knees, or higher, depending on conditions.
We recommend you bring extra clothing to ensure your comfort if you are splashed by a wave.
The small boat transfer is not suitable for people with limited mobility or balance. If you are concerned about this, please contact us so we can advise a more suitable trip for you.

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

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

    • Falls River
    • Voyager Ramp 4

    Departure Timetable:

    Departures: 20 October to 31 March
    Depart Kaiteriteri 9.20 or *10.30 am
    Arrive Torrent Bay 10.05 or 11.15am
    Pickup Medlands Beach 1.10, 3.10 or *5.05pm
    Return Kaiteriteri 1.55, 4.10 or *5.50pm

    *No bus connection with later pickup.
    *Shoulder Season (1-19 October and 1-30 April) no 5.05 pm pickup.

    Departures: 1 May to 30 September
    Depart Kaiteriteri 9.20am
    Arrive Torrent Bay 10.05am
    Pickup Medlands Beach 3.10pm
    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