The Abel Tasman region is a place of endless adventures and unprecedented beauty. A place where you can easily while away the days exploring hidden coves and islands, or relaxing on the golden sandy beaches as the waves gently lap the shore around you.

It doesn’t matter when you come or how much time you have to stay, because the Abel Tasman is waiting for you all year round. Visitors are surprised at just how highly connected our region is, particularly the fact that they can be standing on some of New Zealand’s finest coastal beaches within an hour of departing their flight at the Nelson Airport.

It almost seems too good to be true. But it isn’t.

Although we highly recommend a multi-day visit to the Abel Tasman (and the wider Nelson Tasman region), you can still experience the key highlights of this pristine coastal paradise in just a day. You don’t have to choose between kayaking in crystal clear lagoons, taking a scenic sail out to the marine reserve, or walking under the canopy of lush native forest, because in this idyllic little spot, you can have it all.

Pick your favourite highlights from the itineraries below to craft your own single or multi-day escape to the extraordinary Abel Tasman region. Or, if you’re looking for some insiders’ tips or local knowledge, the friendly staff at one of our Visitor Information Centres will be more than happy to help you craft your dream itinerary.