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4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

Best of Abel Tasman Coast Track walk, New Zealand

A Pack Free guided 4 day walk

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 tour includes an arrival day (including accommodation) and 3 days walking.

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

This tour has an ever changing itinerary due to tidal crossings and shuttle services. 

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A Pack Free Walk

Carry as little as your water, camera and lunch

One of the biggest drawcards of this walk is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage in you’ll avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure, carry as little as your water, camera and lunch.

Kayaking Abel Tasman

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.

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Rutherford Hotel, Nelson

1 night

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.

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Awaroa Lodge

2 nights

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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Flexible and 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.

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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.

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Fabulous meals featuring local produce

Included on tour

Evening meals are a great time for the group to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Guests will enjoy dining each evening accompanied with regional New Zealand wines.

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Why Choose Us

Tour Itinerary

Inclusions
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

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
Day One: Arrival Day Nelson - Welcome Dinner
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

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: Walk Anchorage to Medlands Beach
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

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 disembark at Anchorage, one of the most popular parts of the Abel Tasman. We explore this magnificent trail as it meanders to beautiful Medlands Beach. We transfer then by boat to 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.

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Day Three: Morning Kayak with the seals. Walk Bark Bay to Awaroa
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

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 at the lodge.

We then all head by boat from the lodge to our walk to Bark Bay. From beautiful Bark Bay, the trail ascends with short, steep inclines to 175m through forested headlands making its way to Tonga Bay and Onetahuti, a stunning beach surrounded by imposing granite headlands. We continue on, passing a historical Granite Quarry site and eventually make our way to Awaroa Lodge. Tonight the group comes together for dinner in the restaurant served with New Zealand’s fine wines and modern creative cuisine.

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Day Four: Walk from Totaranui to Awaroa Inlet
4 Day Abel Tasman Coast Track walk

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before transferring by boat to 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 Abel Tasman National Park and make our way back to the lodge where we collect our luggage. From here we join our boat transfer back to Kaiteriteri before joining our minibus back to Nelson arriving at approximately 6.45pm. 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.

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Tour Availability

We run regular tours from October to April every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS:
Please note your tour price does not include flights to / from the countries visited.  We are offering our clients a service to book their international flights and any other travel plans during their holiday. If you would like our Flights Specialist to organise these requirements, please email us at flights@lifesanadventure.com.au with your requirements.

 

 


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PRIVATE GROUPS
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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS:
Please note your tour price does not include flights to / from the countries visited. We are offering our clients a service to book their international flights and any other travel plans during their holiday. If you would like our Flights Specialist to organise these requirements, please email us at flights@lifesanadventure.com.au with your requirements.


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If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 12 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $470 extra.

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For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $470 extra will be charged at the time of booking

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Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

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Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or 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. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

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 120 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.
  • 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.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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