ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK WALK
SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
SEPT 2021 - MAY 2022
Pack Free Walking Holiday
This walking holiday has been designed for those looking for a guided multi-day walking experience with everything taken care of for you. You won’t be asked to carry your clothes or overnight packs for the entire tour, as our tours are designed to be pack-free experiences. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying a heavy rucksack on your back every day.
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″-12 people. However, if you have a bigger group please contact us for details.
Our guides which we refer to as our CEOs – 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.
Your 4 day walking holiday includes:
Pack Free Walk – Carry as little as your water, lunch and camera
2 nights accommodation at the secluded Awaroa Lodge
1 night accommodation at the stylish Rutherford Hotel, Nelson
Private Boat transfers to the trail each day
Guided kayaking tour
3 delicious lunches
A la carte dining in the restaurant every evening featuring local produce
Fine New Zealand wines with evening meals
2 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 Nelson
2 nights accommodation
Tucked away on the edge of a forest is the secluded Awaroa Lodge. As this remote and charming lodge is not accessible by road, we will arrive spectacularly by boat, before disembarking for a walk to the lodge along the beachfront. The main lodge features a bar, library, cosy log fireplace, outdoor courtyard and the superb Harakeke Restaurant.
Our guests will stay in Standard Rooms, with large spacious rooms and deck overlooking the native bushland or wetlands and ensuite. Relax and soak up the tranquillity of this unique location.
Twin share. King or two twin beds available
Solo travellers not wishing to share with another solo traveller can pay a single supplement.
1 Night at the Rutherford Hotel, Nelson
Our first night is spent at the Rutherford Hotel Nelson. Centrally located, the hotel is close to the city’s art galleries, shopping and iconic Cathedral.
Fine Dining with New Zealand Wines
The wonderful Harakeke Restaurant is a superb place to enjoy fine dining in the evenings, with its glass-walled conservatory offering stunning views over the wetlands. The chefs pride themselves on creating a menu with an emphasis on fresh local produce. The restaurant has its own organic garden supplying plentiful herbs and seasonal vegetables. Match this with regional New Zealand wines and you have the perfect dining experience.
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)
Arrival Day Nelson - Welcome Dinner
Walk from Totaranui to Awaroa Inlet
Morning Kayak with the seals. Walk Awaroa to Bark Bay
Walk Anchorage to Apple Tree Bay
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.