Nelson & Abel Tasman Guided Walk & Kayak


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    Experience the Abel Tasman coast from Totaranui to Kaiteriteri with plenty of time to relax, walk, kayak, and explore parts of the national park many visitors don’t get to see. Enjoy two nights at each of the beachfront lodges at Torrent Bay and Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa. Spend some time in Nelson before and after your walk, a thriving arts and crafts community and home to some great wineries.

    Inclusions

    • Vista Cruise along the coastline
    • 4 nights’ beachfront lodge accommodation in Abel Tasman National Park with luggage transfers
    • All meals and expert hosts in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park
    • Your choice of guided or self-guided walks and kayak trips
    • 2 nights’ accommodation at Rutherford Hotel in Nelson in a Premium Room
    • Return airport transfers from Nelson Airport to Rutherford Hotel
    • Return transfers from Nelson to Kaiteriteri
    • Travel: 01 Oct 20-31 May 21 . Blackout periods may apply.

    Itinerary

    DAY 1     ARRIVE NELSON
    On arrival, meet your Super Shuttle driver so they can take you to your accommodation. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights. The Nelson region is an area of diverse beauty that boasts the greatest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand. It is home to a thriving arts and crafts community where locals enjoy a relaxed easy-going lifestyle. The Rutherford Hotel’s central location means the city’s many galleries and attractions are just a stone’s throw away. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street, or beautiful cathedral.

    DAY 2     NELSON TO AWAROA VIA TOTARANUI
    You are transferred from Nelson to Kaiteriteri along a scenic drive passing orchards and vineyards. Board Wilsons Abel Tasman 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 breath-taking 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’. (L, afternoon tea, D)

    DAY 3     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.

    Explore Awaroa estuary on foot (up to 4 hours) or by kayak (up to 2 hours, tides permitting), visit early European and pre-European historical sites or relax and unwind on the beach. (B, morning & afternoon tea, L, D)

    DAY 4     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 5     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. You could walk through the breath-taking virgin forest up the waterfalls on Falls River, kayak or walk around the estuary and visit the peaceful grotto of Cleapatra’s Pool, walk to the golden expanse of Anchorage beach and picturesque Te Pukatea cove visiting historic Maori sites at Pitt Head along the way, or relax and unwind on glorious Torrent Bay beach. (B, morning & afternoon tea, L, D)

    DAY 6     TORRENT BAY TO 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. You will be transferred to Nelson for your final night. (B, morning tea, L)

    DAY 7     DEPART NELSON
    Today you have free time for some last minute shopping, before your return shuttle.

    Quote package code: ANZ205DATGWK
    HOT Code: CMPNZHOLS20