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Wilsons Abel Tasman - The Great Day Out - Cruise & Walk incl. Tonga Island Marine Reserve


Join Wilsons Abel Tasman for an extra special cruising day trip into the magical Tonga Island Marine Reserve and beyond.


  • Cruising the Abel Tasman golden granite coast into Tonga Island Marine Reserve
  • Pausing to view the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony
  • Walking over a beautiful forested saddle, leading to the waterfall trail around the stunning Bark Bay Inlet
  • Relaxing or swimming at Bark Bay

Let Wilsons Abel Tasman take you on a spectacular journey.

Cruise the Abel Tasman golden granite coast into Tonga Island Marine Reserve, then land at an idyllic beach to walk along the famous coastal track. From Kaiteriteri, travel in style and comfort aboard the Vista Cruise into the Marine Reserve. Pause to view the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony, and then cruise past remote northern beaches fringed by lush rainforest.

Turning around at the long, golden sands of Totaranui, return to historic Tonga Quarry Beach to start your walk. A gentle climb takes you over a beautiful forested saddle, leading to the waterfall trail around the stunning Bark Bay Inlet. Relax or take a swim at Bark Bay before a walk to picturesque Medlands Beach to rejoin the cruise back to Kaiteriteri.

  • 3.10pm - Vista Cruise departs Medlands Beach
  • 9.20am - Depart Kaiteriteri
  • 4.15pm - Return to Kaiteriteri
  • 11.20am - Totaranui
  • 11.50am - Arrive Tonga Quarry
Adult $99.00
Child $49.50


  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience


  • 1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road, Abel Tasman National Park, Kaiteriteri 7197

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Departures: 9:20am from Kaiteriteri, return to Kaiteriteri at approx 4.15pm

    Walk Duration: 2 Hours

    Children under 5 years old are free of charge.

Available Bookings from 29 May to 04 Jun 2022

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  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$49.50

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$49.50

  • Adult$79.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.50

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Mari from New Zealand wrote on 23 December 2020

Great experience

The trip was amazing. The only issue was because was raining a lot in the morning and we couldn't get a 100% refund. Anyway, we devide to go ahead with the trip and the weather got better on the afternoon. Was a great experience and I highly recommend.

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Sandra from New Zealand wrote on 14 January 2022

Fabulous Abel Tasman Experience

What a fabulous way to experience the Abel Tasman. We did the Great Day Out - Cruise and Walk including Tonga Marine Reserve with Wilsons Abel Tasman. I cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful experience. From the check in at Kaiteriteri which was simple, through to boarding the Vista which was quick and efficient. The staff were informative throughout the journey with a commentary informing of locations of interest and the history of the area. We dropped off groups at various bays throughout the Abel Tasman and we carried on up to Totaranui and back down the bays to be dropped off at Tonga Quarry where we did the walk through to Medlands Beach where we were picked up approximately three hours later. The walk was spectacular and there was ample time for lunch on the beach and a swim in the bay before before picking up by the Vista for return to Kaiteriteri. We were fortunate to have wonderful weather. There are lots of options available for drop off and pick up for different stages of the walk. This is an experience not to miss and definitely worth every dollar. I would definitely do it again.

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lindseyb from New Zealand wrote on 17 May 2021

Great trip but not exactly as indicated

I would have given this trip five stars if it had been as described, the staff and boat were excellent, the lunches we purchased also great. We were disappointed though as the walk listed as 2 hours actually took 40minutes so we had a long time sitting around waiting and it felt like a needlessly long day. Would recommend a better breakdown of distance/timing because in our case it meant the day consisted mostly of a boat trip. We would have selected another option if we had known. Otherwise couldn’t fault the trip provided.

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kathyk4 from New Zealand wrote on 09 March 2021

Well worth it

Great walk built into this day out cruising

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Louisa Bruwer from New Zealand wrote on 07 May 2022


We absolutely loved it and staff were very helpful and friendly.

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