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.

Abel Tasman Track

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.

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 online. Package deals available below.

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

November to March

Nelson to Marahau

Departs: 7:30am

Wainui to Nelson

Departs: 12.30pm

$75.00 per person
Daily Service

November to March

Nelson to Wainui

Departs: 9:00am

Marahau to Nelson

Departs: 4.10pm

$75.00 per person

WAINUI TO NELSON

Daily Service

November to March

Departs: 12.30pm, Wainui Carpark

Arrives: 3.30pm, Nelson Intercity Depot

$54.00 per person

NELSON TO WAINUI

Daily Service

November to March

Departs: 9.00am, Nelson Intercity Depot

Arrives: 11.30am, Wainui Carpark

$54.00 per person

MARAHAU TO NELSON

Daily Service

November to March

Departs: 12.30pm, Marahau

Arrives: 3.30pm, Nelson Intercity Depot

$25.00 per person

NELSON TO MARAHAU

Daily Service

Departs: 7.30am, Nelson Intercity Depot

Arrives: 9.15am, Marahau Track Carpark

$21.00 per person

Marahau to Nelson

Daily Service

Departs: 4.10pm, Marahau

Arrives: 5.50pm, Nelson Intercity Depot

$21.00 per person

To Takaka

Daily
Totaranui
12.00pm*
Wainui
12.35pm
Pohara
12.45pm
Takaka
1.00pm

From Takaka

Daily
Totaranui
11.00am
Wainui
11.10am
Pohara
11.30am
Takaka
12.00pm

To Nelson

Daily Nov - March
Daily
Takaka
6.05am
1.15pm
Motueka
7.15am
2.30pm
Richmond
7.45am
3.00pm
Nelson
8.15am
3.30pm

From Nelson

Daily Nov - March
Daily
Takaka
11.00am
6.10pm
Motueka
9.45am
5.00pm
Richmond
9.15am
4.30pm
Nelson
9.00am
4.15pm

Map Overview

Map Overview

Abel Tasman Map

List of Stops

  • Totaranui
  • Wainui
  • Pohara
  • Takaka
  • Totaranui
  • Wainui
  • Pohara
  • Takaka
  • Takaka
  • Motueka
  • Richmond
  • Nelson
  • Takaka
  • Motueka
  • Richmond
  • Nelson

Destinations

The most reliable and comfortable bus service between Nelson and Golden Bay.