Abel Tasman and the West Coast

Kayaking in New Zealand
See sandy beaches one day and icy glaciers the next; the west coast is one hell of a contrast! Take a visit to Abel Tasman and experience some of the best beaches the country has to offer and then head south to Franz Josef for a spot of glacier hiking and ice climbing.

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Check out our accommodation and day trip options below!
Abel Tasman accommodation

Abel Tasman accommodation

Find a hotel or hostel near Abel Tasman National Park.


Glenfern Villas Franz Joseph

Franz Josef accommodation

Find hotels and hostels near the Franz Josef Glacier.

Fox It Up Ice Climbing
Full day fr £135
Calling all you adventurous travellers, welcome to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing! Get kitted up in specialised gear as you prepare to climb the spectacular ice walls in the lower part of the Fox Glacier. Your expert guide will help you master the basics and build your confidence. Adrenalin will start to flow as you take on vertical walls and pinnacles… this is an experience you won’t forget.
Tonga Island Seals and Guided Walk
Full day fr £136
Explore the amazing flora and fauna on stunning Tonga Island by kayak and on foot. Paddle out of the sheltered bay into clear blue waters to witness the spectacular seal colony. Get up close and personal with nature, including New Zealand Fur Seals and Blue Penguins on this once in a lifetime adventure! After an exhilarating day, board the Aqua Taxi and cruise back to Marahau
Big Tonga Marine Reserve Overnighter
2 days fr £102
This fantastic value for money overnight experience includes both kayaking and walking adventures. Paddle offshore to encounter stunning bays, islands, lagoons and the marine life of Tonga Island Seal Colony, before stopping for a delish picnic lunch and an overnight stay in Anchorage. Wake up refreshed and enjoy a relaxed unguided walk through stunning scenery.
Sail in Abal Tasman National Park
Full day fr £118
This bestseller really earns its reputation, encompassing all the best highlights of the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in a spacious and utterly relaxing sailing tour of the coast. Get involved with the sailing, enjoy the stops on sandy beaches, munch on a tasty picnic lunch and enjoy plenty of free time to sneak off and explore the treasured natural surroundings.
Glacier Hike & Hot Pools
Half day fr £65
Whether you’re a hiking expert or a complete novice, this half-day tour allows you to enjoy the spectacular glacier. All equipment is provided and excellent, well-trained guides lead you through pre-formed paths, as you soar up to 2700m. Don’t miss this chance to come face to face with this incredible icy landscape and in the evening entry to the Hot Pools is also included.