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Experience Beaches, Bays and Seals
What is the experience?
Combining the best of the Abel Tasman region in the South Island this trip showcases incredible beaches, coastal walks and native wildlife. First, you’ll meet your guide and join the 9.30am Vista Cruise along the magnificent coastline to Torrent Bay. You’ll then arrive at Torrent Bay Lodge and complete a full training session and safety briefing before moving onto the water in kayaks to discover beautiful beaches, tidal estuaries and rivers.
Stop for a picnic lunch in a sheltered cove and take some time to swim, explore or sunbathe on the sand. On your return trip, if the winds are favourable, sails will be hoisted, and you’ll sail back via Pinnacle Island to view the seal colony there - if you’re lucky, you may even see some resident blue penguins at the same time. Arriving back at Torrent Bay Lodge, freshen up with a hot shower and re-join the vista cruise back to Kaiteriteri.
During the summer there is the option to enjoy an unguided two hour coastal bush walk after the kayaking trip. Walk around the picturesque Torrent Bay Lagoon - via Cleopatra's Pool - to the anchorage where you will re-join the boat back to Kaiteriteri.
Where is it located?
Wilsons Abel Tasman is located in Motueka, on Wharf Road.
Abel Tasman National Park is home to a diverse array of species including native bats, carnivorous land snails and one of New Zealand’s rarest animals, the Nelson Green Gecko.