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4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

Best of Abel Tasman Coast Track walk, New Zealand

A Pack Free guided 3 day walk + Pre tour night

At the top of the South Island of New Zealand lies the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand’s smallest and most visited National Park. Our superb 4 day Pack Free walk showcases the best of the Abel Tasman Coast Track through landscapes of rich native forests, beautiful beaches and idyllic inlets. By private boat, we reach the best sections of the trail each day, whilst at night we stay at the secluded Awaroa Lodge offering magnificent views, stunning local produce and superb New Zealand wines.

Note: This journey can be combined with our 3 day Queen Charlotte Track walk to create a 6 day New Zealand walking experience.

Walk the stunning Abel Tasman Coast Track

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. With Life’s an Adventure you will carry as little as your water bottle, lunch and of course your camera.

2 nights at the waterfront Awaroa Lodge
Enjoy 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.

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.

Personalised Tours
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.

Superb Guides
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.

Fabulous meals featuring local produce
Each evening we will enjoy a la carte dining at Awaroa Lodge in the lovely Harakeke Restaurant. The restaurant prides it’s self on providing fresh regional produce and even has its own organic garden which gives a plentiful supply of herbs, vegetables. An evening meal wouldn’t be complete without indulging in New Zealand’s finest wines which are included as part of the experience.

 

Photos courtesy of Nelson Tourism

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Why Choose Us

3 Day + Pre Tour Night
Abel Tasman Coast Track Walk Inclusions

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
  • NO Credit Card Fees

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Tour Itinerary

Day One
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

Arrival Day Nelson - Welcome Dinner

Organise your flights to arrive into Nelson anytime today. Nelson can be reached by flying from Christchurch or Wellington airports. 

Welcome to Nelson, a city renowned for its arts and crafts, galleries and festivals. Tonight meet your guides at 7.00 pm for dinner in the Oceano Panorama Restaurant at the Rutherford Hotel Nelson. Offering a superb a la carte menu and wonderful local wines this is an excellent opportunity to get to know your fellow guests.

Day Two
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

Walk from Totaranui to Awaroa Inlet

After a hot breakfast, transfer by minibus to the charming seaside town of Kaiteriteri. We join our boat and cruise along the stunning coastline of Abel Tasman National Park, taking in spectacular views of crystal clear aqua water, pretty coves and picturesque beaches along the way. We reach the golden beach of Totaranui where we disembark to start our walk. We cross a stunning granite headland above Skinners Point to reach Goat Bay and then head on to pretty Waiharakeke bay, the track crosses a substantial headland to the north end of Awaroa inlet, the largest in Able Tasman National Park. We walk into our accommodation, the secluded Awaroa Lodge, surrounded by pristine waterways and native forest. Enjoy time to relax before joining the group for a fabulous a la carte dinner in the Lodge’s restaurant featuring creative local produce, accompanied with fabulous New Zealand wines.

Abel Tasman Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 2

Day Three
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

Morning Kayak with the seals. Walk Awaroa to Bark Bay

After breakfast, there is the option to kayak from the lodge on the stunning waters of this spectacular marine park. Local New Zealand fur seal colonies can often be seen frolicking in the waters on this journey, and it is one of the most memorable kayak tours of a lifetime. For those not wanting to join the kayak enjoy time to relax or enjoy a sleep in.

We then all head from the lodge on our walk to Bark Bay. We reach Tonga Bay by climbing over Tonga saddle, reaching Onetahuti, a stunning beach surrounded by imposing granite headlands. We continue on, passing a historical Granite Quarry site. Beyond the quarry, the track once again climbs over another forested headland, descending to beautiful Bark Bay. Afterwards, we are met by our boat for the return boat ride back to Awaroa Lodge. Tonight the group comes together for dinner in the restaurant served with New Zealand’s fine wines and modern creative cuisine.

Abel Tasman Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 3

Day Four
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

Walk Anchorage to Apple Tree Bay

After an enjoyable breakfast, we transfer by private boat to Anchorage. Anchorage is one of the most popular parts of the Able Tasman. We take a detour to Pitt Head for a picnic lunch and the exquisite Te Pukatea Bay, arguably the most appealing of all the beaches in the Park. We allow 90 minutes for the side track and then head back on the coastal track crossing a forested saddle, descending to the sea beyond Yellow point and to our final destination at Apple Tree Bay. From here we join our boat transfer back to Kaiteriteri before joining our minibus back to Nelson arriving at approximately 6.00pm. The end of a remarkable journey.

For those wanting more walking, why not add a 3 day Queen Charlotte Sound walk before your Abel Tasman walk for a 6 day New Zealand journey.

Abel Tasman Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 4

Tour Accommodation

4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

Awaroa Lodge

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.

Room Configurations:
Twin share. King or two twin beds available

Single Supplements
Solo travellers not wishing to share with another solo traveller can pay a single supplement.

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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.

4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

Fine Dining with New Zealand Wines

Award-winning Restaurant

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.

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Tour Availability

We run regular tours from October to April every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a Spot Specials savings. Conditions apply see pricing page.

Departure DatesAvailabilitySpecials / Notes
NEXT SEASON:
18 Oct 2020AvailableSuper Earlybirds save $300
28 Nov 2020AvailableSuper Earlybirds save $300
29 Jan 2020AvailableSuper Earlybirds save $300
21 Mar 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds save $300
18 Apr 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds save $300

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

 


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Tour Prices

Great Savings on this seasons or next season's departures.

THIS SEASON:
Spot Special Discount of $150 per person are available on some departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See our departure dates page for applicable dates. Life's An Adventure Past Passenger save $100 per person extra. (see conditions below).

NEXT SEASON:
Book for next season Sept 2020 to May 2021 and take advantage of Super Earlybird Savings of $300 per person (Past Passengers Save $400 per person). Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive this special offer. Super Earlybird 30 April 2020.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 -12 people can save $50 per person off Normal Prices when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Or enjoy a $200 savings if you book and pay in full at time of booking. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details.


THIS SEASON From
$ 2245 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us.

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
Oct 2019 to Apr 2020

Spot Special Price*………. $2245
Normal Price………………. $2395

*Spot Special savings available on specific departures only when you book and pay in full. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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This Season - Past Passenger Price From
$ 2145 /p

For guests that have travelled with us before

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
Oct 2019 to Apr 2020

Spot Special Price*………. $2145
Normal Price………………. $2295

*Spot Special savings available on specific departures only when you book and pay in full. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Email us for your special code.

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Private Groups From
$ 2045 /p

Your own Private Group of 10-12 guests.

PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES:
Oct 2019 to Apr 2020

Group Spot Special Price*………….. $2195
Normal Group Spot Special Price… $2345

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NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES:
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Group Price*…. $2045
Normal Group Price………………. $2345

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$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously. Email us for your special code.

*Special Group or Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you book and pay in full at time of booking by 30 April 2020. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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BOOK NOW FOR NEXT SEASON from
$ 2095 /p

Super Earlybirds Out Now

NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Price*…..$2095
Normal Price………………. $2395

$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously. Email us for your special code.

*Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you book and pay in full by 30 April 2020. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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Single Supplements:

Singles wanting their own room              Add $470
Subject to availability at time of booking.

Discount Information

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 13 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $500 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085.

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