ABEL TASMAN & QUEEN CHARLOTTE
SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Pack Free Walking Holiday
This walking holiday has been designed for those looking for a guided multi-day walking experience where everything is taken care of for you. Our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire tour. With Life’s An Adventure, you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch every day.
Wow Factor – Cruising Queen Charlotte Sound by Private Boat
The highlight of this journey will be travelling to the start of your walks by private boat. Cruising the Marlborough Sounds to the track heads each day is an amazing way to start your walk, allowing you to discover by water the intricate maze of inlets, coves and bays with their backdrop of lush forested mountain ranges.
Wow Factor – Abel Tasman Kayaking experience
The wilderness reserve of Abel Tasman National Park reaches from Marahau in the south and Wainui in the north. As well as the many beautiful walking trails of this area, the coves and waters of this area are just as fascinating and home to New Zealand fur seal colonies. For an up-close experience, we have included a guided kayak tour from our accommodation for the chance to see these playful creatures.
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 10 people. However, if you have a bigger group please contact us for details.
Our guides which we refer to as “CEO – Chief Experience Officers” who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information. We have two guides on every walk to ensure we can cater for different walking abilities, with at least one guide a local to the area.
Fabulous meals featuring local produce
Each evening will be an unforgettable celebration for your taste-buds. The creative cuisine offered each night in the resort’s fine dining restaurants is sourced from local produce from the land and sea. A la carte dinners are expertly matched with local wines making dinner time truly memorable.
Your 6 day walking holiday includes:
Pack Free Walk – Carry as little as your water, lunch and camera
2 nights accommodation at the Furneaux Lodge overlooking Marlborough Sounds
2 nights accommodation at the secluded Awaroa Lodge
1 night accommodation at the sylish Rutherford Hotel, Nelson
Private Boat transfers to the trail each day
Guided kayaking tour
6 delicious lunches
A la carte dining in the award-winning Restaurant every evening featuring local produce
Fine New Zealand Marlborough Sounds wines with evening meals
5 x Hot and cold breakfasts
Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
Professionally guided – Our guides which we refer to as “CEO – Chief Experience Officers” who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information. We have two guides on every walk to ensure we can cater for different walking abilities, with one guide a local to the area with great local knowledge.
National Park Fees
Return transfers to and from Picton
2 nights at the waterfront Bay of Many Coves Resort
In Queen Charlotte Sound enjoy 2 nights at the waterfront Furneaux Lodge. This unique accommodation is set on the waterfront at Endeavour Inlet offering stunning views of the Sound. Guests will stay in luxury suites.
2 nights at the waterfront Awaroa Lodge
Whilst in Able Tasman spend 2 nights at the secluded Awaroa Lodge. Not accessible by road, this unique accommodation is surrounded by pristine beaches and native forests and is simply paradise. Located in the northern end of Abel Tasman National Park this superb accommodation is warm and inviting with a lounge area, library and bar in the main lodge, to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP
Any optional tours and activities during free time
Tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.
This is a fully supported walk, you only need to carry a light day pack.
Note: This tour is a mixed group tour (male and female)
Walk Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet
Walk Punga Cove to Bay of Many Coves
Walk Endeavour Inlet to Camp Bay - Celebratory Lunch - Nelson
Walk from Totaranui to Awaroa Inlet
OCT 2021 - APR 2022
Frequently asked questions
How fit do I need to be to do this walk?
Is there a portered walk option?
All our guests will have their overnight bags transported, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the walk instead of struggling with a large backpack.
So what will I need to carry?
All our guests will just need to carry a small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day. You won’t even need to carry your lunch as your guide will carry the groups lunch.
Do you cater for different dietary requirements?
Yes we can provide for any special dietary requirements. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements with as much details as possible. If you require specific meals such as gluten free, vegetarians that don’t eat fish or vegan, other than our standard menu you can either bring your own supplements or a $50 surcharge will apply.
If I am travelling on my own do I need to pay a single supplement?
If you are happy to twin share a room with another solo traveller, there is no extra charge. (If we can’t find another solo traveller to share with, you will have your own room at no extra cost). However if you want to request a room specifically for yourself you will be required to pay an additional fee, enquire for details.
What time does this adventure start and finish?
Can you recommend pre and post tour accommodation?
As our 7:30am pickup is at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston, for convenience we recommend this hotel of choice for your pre -tour accommodation.
I’m driving, where should I park my car?
If you are driving to meet the group, please let us know and we will discuss the best options for meeting and parking your car
How many people are in each walking group?
We run this tour with a maximum of 10 walkers.