From $1,884pp

This amazing 6 day, Cycle/Kayak adventure, takes you along the completed stages of Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. Take a break after two days of cycling and experience two days of pure magic in the world famous Abel Tasman National Park with Abel Tasman Kayaks.

 Starting in Nelson, the Rail Route takes you to Wakefield via Stoke, Richmond and Brightwater.  Stops along the way include the World of Wearable Art Museum, award winning Wineries and Craft Breweries to name a few.

The following day, you will experience the Spooners Tunnel section. Opened on the 17th April 2016, it is the oldest disused rail tunnel in New Zealand and at 1352 metres long it is the longest in the southern hemisphere. Before we head over the Pigeon Valley summit, and wind down the Valley Route on Motueka’s West Bank, en route to Kaiteriteri.

Park the bike up for two days! Your amazing two day kayaking adventure starts in the Abel Tasman National Park, with Abel Tasman Kayaks.

Back on the bike again, your third day of cycling on the scenic Coastal Route through Riwaka, Motueka, Lower Moutere and Tasman and has you arriving in Mapua where the magical atmosphere must be experienced. This section of the Great Taste Trail is well known for the wonderful cafes along the way.

Day 6, you make the short but memorable crossing to Rabbit Island on the Mapua Ferry, cycling along Rabbit Island, through farmland, and experience some amazing scenery on coastal boardwalks before arriving at your final destination.

 Day 1: Nelson – Richmond – Brightwater – Wakefield

Day 2: Wakefield – Spooners Tunnel – Kaiteriteri

Day 3: Two Day Classic, Abel Tasman National Park

Day 4: Two Day Classic, Abel Tasman National Park

Day 5: Kaiteriteri – Motueka – Mapua

Day 6: Mapua – Nelson Airport or Nelson


• Cycle equipment which includes bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers, odometer and trail
• Luggage transfers between accommodations (1 bag per person – limit 15kgs per bag)
• Packed lunch, including bottled water (day 2)
• Transport
• Mapua Ferry crossing
• All ensuite accommodation based on twin/double share with breakfast included
• Luggage storage for excess luggage available if returning to Nelson after cycling

• 2 Day Classic fully guided & catered kayak trip 

Email us to make a booking.

NB: Prices are based on Peak season, per adult (1st December to 1st April). Accommodation is based on twin share (high season rates).

1,884.00pp (2 pax min)

Single traveller wanting own room - additional $400.00pp

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Taste the Two

Trip Information

Duration: 6 Days

  • Check-in: 8.15 am
  • Open: 1 Nov - 30 Apr
  • Age: Minimum 12 years, under the age of 16 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio
  • Food: Partially catered
  • Prior Experience: Not necessary
  • Paddling: Approximately 4 - 5 hours per day interspersed with breaks
  • Kayak Sailing: Yes if conditions allow
  • Bush Walk: Yes – optional short bush walks
  • Water Taxi: One Water Taxi cruise
  • Includes: Accommodation, partially catered, bike hire, 2 day classic kayak trip, all bike relocation & transport, baggage transfers (based on one 15kg bag pp), Mapua Ferry voucher, see itin for all inclusions