Things to Do

Our selection of things to do offer something to suit everyone. All of them easily accessed from the Lodge.

Make sure you stay long enough to enjoy at least some of the highlights.

Our Top 10 Things to Do

Let us take away any travel hassle. We can help you book water taxis, hire kayaks, embark on a canyoning adventure or set off on the Abel Tasman Coastal Walking Track.

Use our local knowledge of the Abel Tasman to help tailor and book your activities at no extra charge. What’s more, even if you book ahead, you don’t even need to pay for any activity until you arrive.

Kayak the Abel Tasman

Kayak the
Abel Tasman

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Water Taxi

Use the
Water Taxi
to go further
into the park

Sailing Adventures

Cruise the
Abel Tasman

Horse Trekking

Horse Trek
on the beach

Eco Tour

Learn about the
Flora & Fauna

Sky Dive

See it from the sky

Canyoning

Canyon through
the Abel Tasman

Golden Bay

Day trip to
Golden Bay

Walk the Abel Tasman
Coastal Track

Walk the Abel Tasman
Coastal Track

Explore the Region

Explore the Region

Visit Māpua and the Moutere Valley
Explore the local Wineries, Breweries or Artisans
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Massage

Release the everyday stresses or revive yourself after a day out walking.

Relax in the skilled hands of our Massage Therapists.

Itinerary Suggestions

Scroll down to see just a few of things to do in the area while relaxing at the Abel Tasman Lodge.

Not an exhaustive list, just a ‘starter for ten…’

Top 3 Walks

  • Bark Bay to Anchorage – pretty Falls River swing bridge to walk across plus some stunning bays and views.
  • Between Torrent Bay and Onetahuti – also includes the Falls River swing bridge plus a visit to Tonga Quarry and the chance for a seal encounter.
  • The stunning long beach of Tōtaranui towards Awaroa – Pick your day as the section to Awaroa is tide-dependent.

Top 3 Family

  • Introduce the children to the magical experience of kayaking the Abel Tasman with Kahu Kayaks Family Cruiser trip.
  • A walk for all ages with stunning views and a golden beach or two included. Try the Pitt Head Loop walk.
  • Take a short drive towards nearby Golden Bay and on the way visit Ngārua Caves and see the extinct bones of the extinct moa and other underground sites. Then catch your own salmon for lunch at Anatoki Salmon Farm.

Top 3 Adventure

Top 3 Adrenaline

  • Drop from the sky at 9,000, 13,000 or 16,500 feet with Abel Tasman Sky Dive.
  • Go straight to the top of the Abel Tasman and kayak your way into shallow rock pools and throughout the marine reserve with Abel Tasman Kayaks.
  • Descend down through the Abel Tasman by sliding, jumping, abseiling even swimming your way to the bottom with Abel Tasman Canyons.

Free booking & information service

Let us take away any holiday hassle.

Use our local knowledge of the Abel Tasman National Park to help tailor and book your activities at no extra charge.

What’s more, if you book ahead, you don’t need to pay for any activity until you arrive.