Day 9: Nelson

Today takes us on a day trip into Abel Tasman National Park, a coastal paradise, renowned for its golden beaches. First, we take a catamaran boat ride around the park’s numerous bays and peninsulas. Then we hike along the bays and back through native bush, with plenty of opportunities for a refreshing swim in the sea.

This easy hike, lasting several hours, is one of the most popular in New Zealand. We return to Nelson for the evening.

Meals: B, L