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There are 5 ways to get from Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson by bus, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Takaka to Richmond
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Greymouth
  3. Take the bus from Greymouth to Fox Glacier

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Drive

  1. Drive from Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson

Bus to Nelson, fly to Timaru, drive

  1. Take the bus from Takaka to Nelson Airport
  2. Fly from Nelson (NSN) to Timaru (TIU)
  3. Drive from Timaru to Lake Matheson

Bus to Nelson, fly to Hokitika, bus

  1. Take the bus from Takaka to Nelson Airport
  2. Fly from Nelson (NSN) to Hokitika (HKK)
  3. Take the bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Fox Glacier

Fly Takaka Airport to Karamea Aerodrome, bus

  1. Take the plane from Takaka Airport to Karamea Aerodrome
  2. Take the bus from Karamea to Westport
  3. Take the bus from Westport to Greymouth
  4. Take the bus from Greymouth to Whataroa

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The cheapest way to get from Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 7h 33m.

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The distance between Abel Tasman national park and Lake Matheson is 384 km. The road distance is 591.4 km.

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The best way to get from Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson without a car is to bus which takes 15h 46m and costs $140 - $200.

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It takes approximately 15h 46m to get from Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Nelson Airport to Timaru Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson is 591 km. It takes approximately 7h 33m to drive from Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson.

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Sounds Air and Air New Zealand offer flights from Nelson Airport to Timaru Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Lake Matheson. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson.
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  • Distance: 384.1 km
  • Duration: 15h 46m

What companies run services between Abel Tasman national park, New Zealand and Lake Matheson, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Abel Tasman national park to Lake Matheson via Totaranui, Takaka, Richmond, Greymouth, and Fox Glacier in around 15h 46m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Nelson to Timaru via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Nelson to Timaru via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Nelson to Timaru via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Nelson to Hokitika via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Nelson to Hokitika via Wellington, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Nelson to Hokitika via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Bus operators
Golden Bay Coachlines
Website
goldenbaycoachlines.co.nz
Bus from Takaka to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
goldenbaycoachlines.co.nz
Bus from Takaka to Nelson Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
goldenbaycoachlines.co.nz
Bus from Karamea to Westport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
goldenbaycoachlines.co.nz
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InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Richmond to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Westport to Greymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Greymouth to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$25 - $40
Flexi
$60 - $85
Bus from Hokitika i-SITE to Fox Glacier
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$20 - $29
Flexi
$45 - $70
Bus from Greymouth to Whataroa
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$18 - $26
Flexi
$45 - $65
Other operators
Golden Bay Air
Phone
+64 3 525 8725
Email
info@goldenbayair.co.nz
Website
goldenbayair.co.nz
Plane from Takaka Airport to Karamea Aerodrome
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$169
Schedules at
goldenbayair.co.nz

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