3 Day Classic Guided Walk
If you are seeking an all-inclusive package with a knowledgeable guide showcasing the best features of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, then this three day guided walk is the one!
Day 1 – Marahau to Anchorage (Approx. 4 hours/12.4km)
After pick up from your Nelson accommodation and introduction to your guide, you will be transported to Marahau where your walk will begin. Today you will pass through regenerating forest and walk alongside beautiful golden sand beaches. Linger at Apple Tree Bay, before gaining some altitude to enjoy great views over all of Tasman Bay.
Accommodation options for your first evening:
Spend a night Glamping in Anchorage, where you’ll be welcomed into the camp and offered a chilled glass of wine or beer and some nibbles. Dinner & breakfast will be prepared by our camp assistant and you’ll spend the night in your own luxury tent (large enough to stand up in) large air mattresses with full bedding provide a restful sleep (breakfast and dinner included). Our Glamping site doesn’t have hot showers – there is only a cold outside shower, but the location is simply stunning. A glow worm cave tour in the evening, with a stroll along the beach with the moonlight shimmering in the water is a great way to complete your day.
Alternatively, you would take the water taxi back to Marahau for the evening and stay here in a B+B and enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants. You would then take the water taxi back to Anchorage the following morning.
Day 2 – Anchorage to Awaroa Inlet (Approx. 8 hours/23.5km)
Today is a long but rewarding day in the heart of the park. Cross Torrent Bay Inlet before heading inland, emerging to the coast again at Medlands then Bark Bays. See the historic Tonga granite quarry – long since abandoned – with Tonga Island out to sea, a great place for a swim! Soak up the beauty of Onatahuti Beach with Awaroa Lodge soon reached. This elegant eco lodge is a perfect place to relax with its picturesque views of wetlands and native bush.
Day 3 – Awaroa to Totaranui (Approx. 2.5 hours/5.5km)
Depart Awaroa and make your way across the huge Awaroa Inlet to Pound Gully. The track winds through virgin New Zealand forest before emerging to yet another golden sand beach – Waiharakeke Bay. Up and over another headland and soon we see the beach of Totaranui stretching out in the distance. This is the pick- up point for your water taxi journey back to Marahau to complete your Abel Tasman experience by sea. Once back in Marahau we transfer you back to your Nelson accommodation.
Please note - Part of the track is tidal and the tides (and accommodation availability) indicate the direction of the walk and this may change from the itinerary above, according to the tide timetable of the dates you choose for your walk
1569NZ per person (based on twin share)
- Transport to Marahau to/from your Nelson accommodation.
- 2 nights’ accommodation (Glamping in Anchorage or Marahau B+B; Hotel room at Awaroa Lodge, Awaroa)
- All overnight luggage transfers – you carry just a daypack with your lunch etc.
- All meals, including lunches, daytime snacks & fresh brewed coffee/tea
- Water taxi shuttle from Totoranui back to Marahau.
- Foot towels for drying feet after tidal crossings.
- The services of a well-informed guide.
- Your personalised itinerary, maps and other information.
- A single supplement will apply if single occupancy is required - $345NZ
- Available year round (limited accommodation options May - October)
This trip can depart on any given date, with a minimum of 2 people and dependent on lodge/accommodation availability at the time of booking.