The Barn Cabins & Camp

Day Trips

Hike. Canyon. Sky Dive. Kayak. Camp.
Adventure. Sail. Waka. Eco Tours. Mountain Bike.

Explore the Abel Tasman, Come Home to The Barn

There is a wide range of different activities to do in the Abel Tasman. All of the options can be a bit overwhelming for someone unfamiliar with the The Park.

The most popular options we see are people coming to stay with us at The Barn, setting themselves up for their stay and doing day trips into the park each day. You can come back to have a hot shower, comfy bed and hot meal or head out to the restaurants and bars.

The Family Friendly Short Hike

This was one of our most popular trip in the 2020/21 summer with an increase in families visiting the Abel Tasman. The quick highlights are Cleopatra’s Pools, a few good beaches and a wide variety of walking terrain.

The Pitt Head Return Trip

Take the first boat into Torrent Bay. On the way you will see Split Apple Rock and look for seals around Adele Island. From Torrent, short walk round to Anchorage. You can take a 30min detour up Torrent River to Cleopatras Pools.  From here it is just another 20mins to Anchorage. You can spend the day at the beach.

The Anchorage Hut is well set up and they have drinking water and flushing toilets. If you feel like doing a bit more exercise the Pitt Head Loop is about 3km and takes ~1hr from Anchorage.

Select the Pitt Head Trip below to book yourself in!

The Barn Anchorage, te puke tea abel tasman

The Best Adventuring Day Trips

Here are the most popular trips that we book in for our guests coming into The Abel Tasman. All of these are very simple to organise upon your checkin at The Barn.

We always recommend you get the morning boats out into the Abel Tasman and walk out. That way you never need to be stressed about missing you ride out at the end of the day!

Remote Coast - Kayaking Trip

Abel Tasman trips Kayaking

An early pick up at The Barn at 8:15, followed by a comprehensive training session will have you ready for your kayak day out in the Abel Tasman. 

The boat trip up is great for exploring the Park. You will go to the top of the Marine Reserve at Awaroa and kayak the whole length of the Reserve. The main highlights are Shag Harbour, Tonga Island, Onetahuti, Mosquito Bay and finally Bark Bay. From Bark, you will boat back to Marahau and get dropped off back at The Barn after an awesome day out.

Check out our full length post on the Remote Coast.

Select the Remote Coast Trip below to book yourself in!

Torrent River Canyon

Abel Tasman Trips - canyons

You will be picked up early from The Barn by your guide for the day. Make sure you have your swimmers already on and ideally running shoes you are happy to get wet. 

A boat trip up into the park will show you Split Apple Rock and Adele Island. Be on the lookout for a couple of seals sunbathing on the rocks. 

Once you get dropped in, you will hike the inland route to the Torrent River Drop in point. From here the fun begins. Your expert guides will ensure that everyone has a great time as you Canyon your way down the Torrent River.

On completion you will get a ride out from Anchorage back to marahau and dropped back at The Barn for a nice Hot Shower! (bring a warm top for the ride home

Select the Torrent River Trip below to book yourself in!

Our Favourite Day Trips From a Range of Abel Tasman Activities

The Abel Tasman has a massive range of options of fun activities. Below is a selection of our favourite for you to choose! Check out the options below.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like us to help book an awesome Abel Tasman Experience. We can fully book and organise day trip and over night trips in the Abel Tasman.

Park - Sunset beach