Tasman Tours are based out of Motueka, the closest town to the Abel Tasman National Park, making it the perfect starting point for your adventures, we also arrange pickups in Nelson.
Tasman Tours look forward to sharing with you our beautiful Abel Tasman and Golden Bay. Enjoy a relaxing guided day tour with us showing you all the local points of interest revealing our knowledge of flora and fauna.Other day trips include some of the simpler pleasures in life, such as wine tasting, good food and golf.
Tasman Tours. have created a number of different day tours that show you some of the most stunning scenery the region has to offer. From picture perfect beaches to the sacred treasures of the local Maori (such as Waikoropupu Springs – the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemishpere), through to a great selection of cafes and shops. Much of this scenery can be enjoyed from the comfort of bus or cruise, with optional short walks along the way to ensure that you can see the many hidden gems sprinkled throughout the Tasman region.
Our day trips offer many different activities for the day like a cruise, walks, sightseeing, wine or beer tasting, food tasting and golf
Pick-up in the Marahau-Motueka-Mapua region. We also pick up in Nelson
Travelling region: Moutere Hills, Waimea Plains
The half day trip starts either in the morning 10am or in the afternoon at 12pm, you choose!
This half day guided wine tour will show you what the region is known for with family owned award winning Boutique wineries, venturous small craft beer breweries, the arts and good food. This half day tour will visit at least 3 different wineries and will stop by at art galleries and/or breweries. Please let us know if you want to see a particular winery and we will endeavour to include it on the list. We also can include some small walks and other sight seeing just talk to us as we are very flexible to arrange everything to your needs.
Your guide and sober driver has a vast knowledge of the international and local wine market and is the perfect guide not only to explain the wines and the tasting but also to provide a lot of background information.
Pick-up in the Marahau-Motueka-Mapua region – Pick up from Nelson can be arranged
Traveling region: Moutere Hills, Waimea plains
Catering to small personalised groups only this tour is customised on the day to the particular interests of the group that will show you what the region is re-knowned for.
The full day tour starts in the morning at about 10am. We will be visiting 4 to 5 boutique wineries and one or two breweries, art galleries on the way, do some small walks and have a light lunch (at your own expense ).
Pick-up 10 am.in the Marahau-Motueka-Mapua region Pick up in Nelson can be arranged
Traveling region: Tasman, Moutere Hills, Waimea Plains
First stop to prepare yourself for the day can be with an award winning coffee at the Tasman store before we tee off at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world: The 9-hole Tasman Course on top of the Kina Cliffs. It has stunning views across the Tasman, to d’Urville Island at the Marlborough Sounds, Abel Tasman National Park and the Mt. Arthur Range of the Kahurangi National Park.
Rolling hills require some kind of physical fitness. You play on your own if you wish or your guide Michael is more than happy to join you. Sets of Clubs are available at the club house.
Your reward for mastering the hills will be a yummy lunch at the famous Jesterhouse Cafe. After that we will have a short break at Kina Beach for a little walk or nap under the trees at the beach.
The first winery is waiting for us at the Kina Peninsula. From there we will sip our way through some fist class wineries in the Moutere Hills before we will finish the day at Mapua wharf for a last wine tasting and dinner.
We provide pick you ups in Motueka or Nelson information centre. If you require a different pick up location, please advise when making your booking.
Our drive takes you in our modern new 12 seater bus along the coastline to Kaiteriteri, here you will enjoy the wonderful beach and views over the bay before we start to board our cruise boat providing both seating on the inside or out. Our one and half hour cruise takes us from Kaiteriteri Beach to Totaranui along the coastline of the Abel Tasman Park while your Driver Guide drives the bus over the Takaka hill to Totaranui. (coffee, tea and snacks are available on the boat) here we take 1/2 hour break to enjoy the stunning beach in Totaranui and might even fit in a swim in the crystal clear sea, before we start our 20 minute drive to our next destination through stunning bush with the option to take a short walk.
After the walk to a lookout we drive about 10 minutes to Takaka for a break. Takaka is a colourful interesting life styler town with wonderful lunch stop options along the way, interesting shops and a chance to meet the locals. 3km out of Takaka there is the well known springs “Waikoropupu Springs”, known for the clarity of the water and the volume of water discharged. The springs are spiritually significant to the Maori people. We have a stopover here, one of our peoples favourites.
The tour ends with a scenic drive over Takaka Hill with stunning views over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay before we go back to Motueka and Nelson.