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Vista Cruise, Water Taxi, Walk, Sea Kayak and Beachfront Lodges in Abel Tasman National Park. Guided and self-guided Combinations to suit you, year-round. A family business welcoming visitors since 1841! Options from 2 hours to 5 days. Overnight at...more
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1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Rd, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
+64 3-528 2027
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 December 2008

Wilson's were magnificent. We booked three hours kayaking, lunch, then a boat trip to sea seals, then an hour and a half walking through the park. We were then picked up by water taxi and taken back to Kaiteriteri. This was truly spectacular. The scenery...More

5  Thank robootana
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 March 2012

We booked a day trip for two people on February to Able Tasman. We chose this company (although it was one of the expensive ones) since they sell themselves as the most professional company at Able Tasman. Our tour include a boat trip to see...More

12  Thank Liran H
DJWAbelTas, Wilson whanau at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2012

We are so sorry that our unseasonal weather spoiled your enjoyment of a day in Abel Tasman National Park. The trip you chose was not expensive being $20 less than the next competitor. If the weather is bad, rest assured we are the first company...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the Beaches Bays and Seals kayak tour. First, we boarded a bus from downtown Nelson that took us to where we started our tour. The next part of the tour we met up with 1 of our guides, Hope, to fill out paperwork....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had limited time and were not prepared to hike so I booked a boat cruise only. I was not told that the boat stops multiple times doubling the duration of the cruise. Everyone else got off for at least a 2 hour hike. I...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were picked up from Motueka by the free shuttle bus and taken to Kaiteriteri, where we joined the Wilson's tour boat that takes travellers to various bays and picks them up again later. We chose the tour that dropped us off at Awaroa Bay,...More

Thank DavidJP48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wilson's offer many options for your abel tasman experience. When researching you will find many operators....for a one day trip that includes a ferry ride, kayaking and walking this one fits the bill perfectly. The booking was easy (over the phone). Tim and Joe, our...More

Thank MarcusBridges
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the three day tramping (hiking) trip through Abel Tasman and had an amazing experience. We were exhausted by the end, but so glad with what we accomplished. Our guide Irwin was excellent, and seemed to know every fern species in the bush. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was great (even the weather)when we went to see the Abel Tasman NP with Wilsons. Bying tickets wirh good advice. Information and kindness on the boats. And on time. We went in nov. = not high season, and went 10.30 from Kaiteriteri having bought...More

1  Thank Nanne Solem D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic kayaking experience. It was the first time for everyone in the tour but Tim and Hope were very entertaining and explained everything while leading the party. The optional hike from torrent bay to anchorage was very relaxing.

Thank MartinRobuschi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had limited time but was able to takethe boat and join Scott for a guded walk to the Torrent Bay lodge for the night. Waslk was at a good pace and Scott provided an informative and interesting commentary on the region. Craig and Zeb...More

Thank notagain9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a day to explore part of the Abel Tasman. This tour gave us a great opportunity to explore the area again and show our daughter some of the huts in the park. Our daughter (6) is a great walker and the short...More

Thank angelaruegger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Nelson for a sort visit with nothing planned and found this option on TripAdvisor. Since we did have a car, we booked the 10:30 cruise (there is a 9:30 and a 12:30 option as well) and drove over to Abel Tasman. The...More

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4 October 2018|
Response from AubreyHord |
I would contact Wilson’s since they can recommend short flat hikes. I have a bad ankle and was able to do a short hike but it was 4km and they gave us 3 hours. It had a steep uphill climb to start from the Tonga Quarry drop... More
Estefania R
11 February 2018|
Response from HLHAbeltas | Property representative |
Hi Estefania, thank you for reaching out to us. All our emails have been answered so without your email address I can't check what happened to your inquiry. All our trips can be booked online. Please email us again if you... More
Estefania R
11 February 2018|
Response from JJawandering | Reviewed this property |
Try emailing the I-Site information centre at Nelson or Motueka. I found staff very helpful at the Nelson centre.