No visit to Nelson would be complete without a trip to Abel Tasman National Park… and this one will give you insights that the normal tourist never gets. The Abel Tasman is New Zealand’s smallest national park - and also one of its busiest, with over 300,000 visitors a year. After a bus ride to Kaiteriteri, you’ll take a cruise along the southern part of the park and explore some of the challenges of managing one of our scenic gems in the face of increasing tourism pressures and coastal hazards. The boat will drop you off at one of the beautiful beaches and you’ll get to see some of the work being done by DOC, Project Janszoon and the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust to make the Abel Tasman a better place for nature as well as for people. Then it’s back on the boat for the return trip to Kaiteriteri, keeping an eye out for seals, seabirds and dolphins (if you’re lucky!).
Price includes return transport, boat cruise with sea shuttles, morning tea and lunch.
Buses will pick up delegates at 8.30am from the Trafalgar Centre.
Please bring a hat, walking shoes, sunscreen, water bottle, rain jacket (just in case) and togs and a towel if you think you might be keen for a quick swim!