Tasman Treasures Scenic Tour
Tasman Bay, New Zealand
Join our Tasman Treasures Tour, this is a fun van ride taking you to a multitude of local hotspots and secret hideways. Hear the fascinating history and community stories that make this such an amazing place to live. You will see wetland restorations, sacred places, iconic scenery and even a cave! This is the trip we take our friends on when they visit, all walks are short and easy and suitable for most skill levels.
Prices: (includes entrance to Ngarua Caves)
On our Tasman Treasures tour you can expect:
A tour from magical Marahau, away from the Abel Tasman NP through the highlights of our wonderful area.
Flexibility and friendliness.
The personal touch: let us know your interests and we will provide!
Small groups and your own van, driven by a world-class guide.
Yummy hot drinks and snacks.
Visit community wetland projects.
Explore the iconic Split Apple Rock.
Scenic drive to Kaiteriteri, learning about the fascinating history of the area.
Te puna o Riuwaka (Riwaka Resurgence), a stunning place sacred to Maori.
Takaka Hill, epic views, forest, history and geology.
Ngarua Caves, a guided tour through one of the most amazing features in the district.
Who would enjoy this tour?
You could do this tour on your own, we have even provided a map for you.. but you would miss so much!
If you are looking for a fun yet deep insight into the history and ecology our wonderful area.
You get caves, mountains, views, rivers, beaches, wildlife, history and culture!
If you have a campervan or are travelling by bus, or you just fancy leaving the driving to us, this is the tour for you!
Enjoy the day without worrying about getting places.
Groups of up to 8 passengers.
Low to Moderate walking ability required, plenty of short walks but nothing too challenging.
We operate this tour in any weather, we’ll get you out having fun regardless!
Meet us at the boat ramp in Marahau (First on the right after you get to the sea shore). We will have our van waiting for you there. Please park at the far end of the trailer park. See our contacts page for a map. Alternative pickup points can be arranged on booking.
Board our van for a fun and magical day of discovery and relaxation.
Enjoy eco stories, history, photo stops and nature as we embark on a whistlestop tour of Tasman Bay’s Treasures.
Lunch at Riuwaka Resurgence, a world renowned beauty spot and sacred site to Maori, the magical waters emerge from deep inside Takaka Hill’s caves system to feed the Riuwaka River.
We ascend Pikikuruna (Takaka Hill), enjoy the scenery while your guide tackles the infamous road. Gain a sense of perpective from stunning viewpoints out over Kahurangi National Park, Nelson and Marahau on the other side. Take a guided tour through the Ngarua Caves to top this amazing trip off!
3.00 – 3.30pm:
Return to Marahau satisfied, revived and relaxed with your new friends, ideas and knowledge.
This itinerary may be reversed depending on the tide on the day, we are the only company in the park with supreme flexibility that will maximise your tour experience to it’s full potential.
This trip is a bit more leisurely and less remote than our others, but we do advise a raincoat and sturdy sensible shoes for the walkways.