Kaiteriteri Boat Charters offer exclusive cruises sailing from Kaiteriteri to a number of fantastic locations along the Abel Tasman coastline. Full day charters, half day charters, fishing charters, sundowner charters, out of hours taxi services day or night! Jim and Terri Everett really look after you and make you feel as if you own the boat. A...more
There are many companies in and around Kaiteriteri and Marahua who will facilitate a guided tour or even assist with freedom kayaking. Kahu Kayaks consistently receive top reviews from travellers all over the world. Other well regarded companies include The Sea Kayak Company, Abel Tasman Kayaks and Kaiteriteri Kayaks.Most companies offer half-day...more
Split Apple Rock is standard on the itinerary for most cruises from Kaiteriteri or Marahau. However, you can view Split Apple Rock from the comfort and relative privacy of the beach. Driving along the Sandy Bay-Marahau Rd from Kaiteriteri, turn right into Tokongawa Drive, at the first split (with Lady Barkly) turn right to stay on Tokongawa, stay...more
AA New Zealand rates Kaiteriteri as the country's 2nd best beach. Sheltered between headlands and boasting a few rock islands for decoration, Kaiteriteri beach is a hive of summer activity with water sports and sunbathing at the top of the list of things-to-do. The beach has wide swathes of golden sand fringed by convenient parking along...more
The track through Abel Tasman National Park is different in every part. You will enjoy the fantastic scenery of the New Zealand native rainforest with huge fern trees, pass a real suspension bridge or have to walk over the beaches with golden sand (nice for a pick nick)and will have to cross some inlets (ask for the tides). The track runs for 50 km...more
Although the smallest of all national parks in New Zealand, it has a lot to offer. Most famous is the Coast Track (total 50 km). This track runs from Marahau along some beaches to Awaroa Bay (with lodge) and further north.You can hike along this beautiful track for more days (along the track you will find camping areas) or just do a part. We took a...more
We decided to do a seal swim in Kaiteriteri – booking from our hostel in Nelson (for an extra $10 they come and pick you up in a loudly painted shuttle bus). We were met by the ‘seal man’ who looked like a walrus and assured our small group that he was the selkie man from the Orkney Islands. He wasn’t an average guide – he was superb – constantly...more
With it's rather silly cartoonish signpost and it's position right next to the camping site, we didn't expect the world from this place...
Well, we were wrong!
Don't get me wrong, this is not michelin material, but the food they served was certainly some they could be proud of. Lovely, tender steaks, huge, fresh seafood plates, delicious desserts... All at a moderate price, especially considering the location (beautiful Kaiteriteri!) and lack of competition - we have a winner!
Favorite Dish: Can't remember any specific course, but all the ones we tried were good, so just pick what sounds best...!
If you want an unforgettable experience cruising the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park coastline, book yourself onto the Best Abel Tasman Day Trip with Rod Stuart’s Abel Tasman Charters.Departing at about 10am from Stephens Bay a short drive from Kaiteriteri, the power catamaran Taranui takes you past Kaiteriteri, Split Apple Rock, Marahau,...more
Within the National park a couple of operators offer "water taxi transport". For instance Abel Tasman AquaTaxi offers a range of departures from Kaiteriteri varying from day trips, cruises and taxi services.Excellent way of transportation to or from one of the beaches to start a walk on the Coast Track through Abel Tasman National Park.Or just make...more
Of course you will find everywhere in the country tourist shops with candles, often even with candles made by Living Light Candles. But we found it appropriate to buy these candles at the factory, situated in Takaka, Golden Bay. We found this shop/gallery, when driving from Kaiteriteri to Golden Bay and Wharariki Beach.We liked most the so called...more
Just a couple of km's from Kaiteriteri is the little village of Marahau. Here 'at the end' of the world you may find this rather unique art gallery.Inside you will find lots of nice and real NZ-gifts, crafts and arts. Outside is an unique garden full with huge wooden sculptures. For us the most impressive was the one of 'Abel Tasman', our fellow...more
Te Pukatea is typical of the many scenic bays dotting the Abel Tasman National Park coastline. Glorious unspoilt golden beaches, lush vegetation covered in ferns, and the postcard perfect water...The tramp from Achorage to Te Pukatea (or in reverse) is one of the favourite walks in the Abel Tasman and easily completed in about an hour.Whether...more
Onetahuti Beach is paradisiacal! Long stretches of idyllic golden sand soothed by the lapping lapis lazuli of Tonga Bay…One of Abel Tasman National Park’s premier beaches, it is only accessible on foot or via water transport. It falls within a Marine Protected Area, which means fishing and removal of any resources are strictly prohibited.Onetahuti...more
Shag Harbour is a wonderfully scenic seal rookery hidden in a cove to the north of Onetahuti beach in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Gliding through the crystal clear water on a bright orange kayak with emerald green vegetation clinging to rocky outcrops is what travel brochures lust after - Shag Harbour is the real thing!To reach, kayak...more