BACKYARD COLLECTION - Abel Tasman National Park
Kayak and Walking Tours
3 Day / 2 Night Kayak & Walk
Enjoy a walking and kayaking tour of Abel Tasman National Park. Cruise along the coastline from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and glimpse stunning scenery. Walk through beech forests and along secluded golden beaches before kayaking through Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Take a relaxing swim at Bark Bay then paddle the idyllic waters of Te Pukatea Bay.

Day 1: Nelson/Motueka to Awaroa via Totaranui
Board our comfortable Vista Cruise to travel the length of the golden Abel Tasman coast from Kaiteriteri north to Totaranui, relaxing on the viewing decks and enjoying refreshments from the cafe. From Totaranui, walk through mature native forest and along secluded beaches to the breathtaking expanse of Awaroa Inlet where you’ll reach Meadowbank Homestead – a faithful recreation of the Wilson family's original home on the ‘finest site in the bay’.

Day 2: Awaroa to Torrent Bay
Wake to breakfast overlooking Meadowbank’s gardens and the waters of Abel Tasman’s largest tidal estuary. Walk over a forested saddle to Onetahuti where your guide will settle you into your stable, double kayak with full instructions and safety briefing. You’ll then kayak through Tonga Island Marine Reserve and explore hidden inlets on the way to Torrent Bay.

Day 3: Torrent Bay to Kaiteriteri/Motueka/Nelson
Wake up to morning light on the golden sands of Torrent Bay and a hearty breakfast to set you up for paddling to Te Pukatea Bay and past the islands of the Astrolabe Roadstead to Kaiteriteri, where your driver will meet you for your return journey to Nelson.
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Lodge (2 Nights) Twin
1 Oct - 31 Oct 20 $1,418
1 Nov 20 - 19 Jan 21 & 1 Feb - 30 Mar 21 $1,611
NOTE: Departs: From Nelson at 10:15am (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun), 7:15am (Wed)
Returns: 5:30pm
Moderate level of fitness required.
Includes: 2 nights accommodation in a lodge with twin/double rooms with en-suite, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, Kaiteriteri to Totaranui scenic cruise, luggage transfers, return transfers from Nelson.
5 Day / 4 Night Kayak & Walk
Discover the stunning Abel Tasman region on foot and kayak. Cruise between Kaiteriteri and Totaranui before walking through beech and rata forests. Then kayak through tranquil waters to secluded coves. Enjoy leisure time in Awaroa and Torrent Bay where you can discover historical sites or relax on an idyllic beach. Visit Cleopatra’s Pool and walk along Anchorage Beach to the historical Maori sites at Pitt Head.

Day 1: Nelson/Motueka to Awaroa via Totaranui
Board our comfortable Vista Cruise to travel the length of the golden Abel Tasman coast from Kaiteriteri north to Totaranui, relaxing on the viewing decks and enjoying refreshments from the cafe. From Totaranui, walk through mature native forest and along secluded beaches to the breathtaking expanse of Awaroa Inlet where you’ll reach Meadowbank Homestead – a faithful recreation of the Wilson family's original home on the ‘finest site in the bay’.

Day 2: Explore Awaroa
Relax over breakfast overlooking Meadowbank’s gardens and the beautiful waters of Abel Tasman’s largest tidal estuary. Your guide will help you create your perfect day whether you want to be active in Awaroa’s beautiful surrounds or just savour the comfort and tranquillity of Meadowbank.

Day 3: Awaroa to Torrent Bay
Wake to breakfast overlooking Meadowbank’s gardens and the waters of Abel Tasman’s largest tidal estuary. Walk over a forested saddle to Onetahuti where your guide will settle you into your stable, double kayak with full instructions and safety briefing. You’ll then kayak through Tonga Island Marine Reserve and explore hidden inlets on the way to Torrent Bay.

Day 4: Explore Torrent Bay
Your guide will happily help you choose what to do today, whether you want to head off on adventures or just relax at the beachfront lodge.

Day 5: Torrent Bay to Kaiteriteri/Motueka/Nelson
Wake up to morning light on the golden sands of Torrent Bay and a hearty breakfast to set you up for paddling to Te Pukatea Bay and past the islands of the Astrolabe Roadstead to Kaiteriteri, where your driver will meet you for your return journey to Nelson.
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Lodge (4 Nights) Twin
1 Oct - 31 Oct 20 $2,274
1 Nov 20 - 19 Jan 21 & 1 Feb - 31 Mar 21 $2,466
1 Oct 20 - 31 Mar 21 $2,322
NOTE: Departs: From Nelson at 10:15am (Tue & Fri excluding 23 Dec to 20 Jan & all of February)
Returns: 5:30pm
Moderate level of fitness required.
Includes: 4 nights accommodation in a lodge with twin/double rooms with en-suite, 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, Kaiteriteri to Totaranui scenic cruise, luggage transfers, return transfers from Nelson.

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