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Abel Tasman Track

Everyone’s favourite Great Walk, the Abel Tasman Coastal Track will take you to bay after bay of unsurpassed beauty – until the next bay comes insight.

Big River Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National Park of New Zealand
Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National Park of New Zealand
Karamea Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National Park of New Zealand

The track wanders inland at times, giving walkers a great experience of the New Zealand bush, a variety of landscape features and plenty of birdlife. A massive ecological restoration project, named Project Janszoon, is working to reverse the trend of ecological decline in the park by reducing predator numbers and weeds, restoring ecosystems, and re-introducing native birds, animals and plants to the national park. The project is named after Abel Janszoon Tasman who, in 1642, was the first European to visit New Zealand. Walkable from either end, (Marahau in the south or Wainui Bay in the north) the track comprises 55 km of well-maintained pathways that can be easily accomplished by inexperienced trampers year-round. Accommodation is in DOC huts or at tent sites.

Abel Tasman Track Bus Services

Most of our services can be booked directly on-line, the following links are package deals available.

Arrival / Departure Points

Marahau Carpark - Beginning of Abel Tasman Track, Motueka end.
Wainui Carpark - Beginning of Abel Tasman Track, Takaka end.

Package Deal

Daily Service: 16 October to 23 April

Nelson to Marahau^ - Departs: 7.30am
Wainui to Nelson - Departs: 10.00am

BOOK NOW - $69.00pp

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Wainui to Nelson

Daily Service: 16 October to 23 April

Departs: 11.30am Wainui Carpark
Arrives: 3.45pm Nelson Intercity Depot

BOOK NOW - $48.00pp

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Marahau to Nelson

BOOK NOW - $55.00pp

INTERCITY LINK - FROM $30.00pp

Daily Service: October to 15 April

Departs: 12.30pm Marahau^
Arrives: 3.45pm Nelson Intercity Depot

BOOK NOW - $25.00pp

Marahau to Nelson

Daily Service:

Departs: 4.10pm Marahau^
Arrives: 5.50pm Nelson Intercity Depot

BOOK NOW - $21.00pp

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Package Deal

Mon, Wed, & Fri: December to March

Nelson to Wainui - Departs: 9.00am
Marahau^ to Nelson - Departs: 4.10pm

BOOK NOW - $69.00pp

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Nelson to Wainui

BOOK NOW - $140.00pp

Mon, Wed, & Fri: December to March

Departs: 9.00am Nelson Intercity Depot
Arrives: 3.15pm Wainui Carpark

BOOK NOW - $48.00pp

BOOK NOW - $55.00pp

Contact office to make a booking

Nelson to Marahau

Daily Service:

Departs: 7.30am Nelson Intercity Depot
Arrives: 9.15am Marahau Track Carpark

BOOK NOW - $21.00pp

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Bus Timetables

Wainui to Takaka

Daily
16 Oct - 23 Apr
Mon, Wed & Fri
Dec - March
  • Totaranui
  • Wainui
  • Pohara
  • Takaka
  • 11.00am*
  • 11.30am
  • 11.45am
  • 12.00pm
  • 4.15pm
  • 4.45pm
  • 5.00pm
  • 5.15pm
Takaka to Wainui
‍‍
Daily
16 Oct - 23 Apr
Mon, Wed & Fri
Dec - March
  1. Takaka
  2. Pohara
  3. Wainui
  4. Totaranui
  • 9.30am
  • 9.45am
  • 10.00am
  • 10.30am
  • 2.45pm
  • 3.00pm
  • 3.15pm
  • 3.45pm
Takaka to Nelson

Daily
Nov - March
Daily

  • Takaka
  • Motueka
  • Richmond
  • Nelson
  • 6.15am
  • 7.30am
  • 7.45am
  • 8.30am
  • 1.15pm
  • 2.30pm
  • 2.45pm
  • 3.30pm
Nelson to Takaka
Daily
Dec - March
Daily

  1. Nelson
  2. Richmond
  3. Motueka
  4. Takaka
  • 9.00am
  • 9.15am
  • 9.45am
  • 11.00am
  • 3.45pm
  • 4.00pm
  • 4.30pm
  • 5.45pm
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL / SERVICES ONLY OPERATE ON DEMAND
NO SERVICE OPERATES ON CHRISTMAS DAY

^ This part of the service operated by Scenic Abel Tasman

Bus Stops Details

  • Canaan Rd Turnoff
  • Kaiteriteri
  • Marahau
  • Motueka
  • Nelson iSite
  • Pohara
  • Richmond
  • Takaka
  • Totaranui
  • Wainui Track
  • Canaan Road Turnoff
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Marahau Track Carpark
  • Motueka iSite
  • Nelson iSite
  • Pohara General Store
  • Richmond Holiday Park
  • Takaka Visitor Centre
  • Totaranui DOC Office
  • Abel Tasman Track
  • Cnr Takaka Hill Main Road & Canaan Road
  • Kaiteriteri Bus Stop
  • Marahau Track Carpark
  • 20 Wallace Street, Motueka
  • Millars Acre, 77 Trafalagar Street, Nelson
  • 811 Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka
  • 29 Gladstone Road, Richmond
  • 16 Willow Street, Takaka
  • Totaranui Camp Ground
  • McShanes Road, Wainui, Takaka
Can't find what you are looking for?

In conjunction with our summer daily bus timetable we can offer Private Charters to individuals and groups at any time of the year.
Contact us now for a free, no obligation quote.

If you wish to travel to/from the Abel Tasman Track outside of the scheduled daily service timetable, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Phone: (03) 525 8352