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Wilsons Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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About Wilsons Abel Tasman
Vista Cruise, Water Taxi, Walk, Sea Kayak and Beachfront Lodges in Abel Tasman National Park. Guided and self-guided Combinations to suit you, year-round. A family business welcoming visitors since 1841! Options from 2 hours to 5 days. Overnight at Torrent Bay Lodge or Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa on the beachfront within Park boundaries. Ensuite accommodation, fine food, no heavy packs to carry. Travel with multiple NZ Tourism Award winners. Let us take care of the details so you can switch off and enjoy. Relax! Life just seems better here.
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Jean B wrote a review Jul 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom7 contributions
Had a half day cruise and as it was winter I was the only passenger. What an experience! I will never forget being treated like a VIP from the moment I met my guide to the stunning Abel Tasman park to my arrival back at Kaiteriteri. I couldn’t fault anything. I even met a member of the Wilson family and his two dogs! If you come to this part of New Zealand make sure you take this once in a lifetime opportunity!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from DJWAbelTas, Wilson Family Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your 5 star review. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience of a low season trip.
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Bec wrote a review Jul 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom389 contributions89 helpful votes
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We had an amazing day with Wilsons in the Abel Tasman! I love this part of the country and wanted to show my parents from the UK this amazing place I called home. We opted for the cruise and self guided hike from the quarry to Medlands beach. I called previously to ask about the difficulty of the hike for my parents. They were very reassuring and we’re so kind on the phone. They even told me to book online through their website rather than on the phone to save $5 per person which was great of them to do so! We had the small boat as it was winter and very quiet which was ideal. We were shown some really neat places and given lots of information before being dropped off. We were given plenty of time to do the walk. We had lunch first at the beach (we were dropped off just after the quarry which made the walk 5 minutes longer but the beach was idyllic for lunch and was beautiful) and then made our way slowly. We had time to stop and look at the fauna and listen out for native birds. We were picked up punctually at Medlands Beach. We were there just on time as we walked slowly and had a long lunch break, so it was nice to not have to wait around. If you are a faster walker then Bark Bay is a great place to sit and wait before walking over to Medlands. The boat journey back was great and we were dropped off at little Kaiteri due to the tides. Thank you for a great day out
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from DJWAbelTas, Wilson Family Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman
Responded 12 Jul 2022
Thank you for a great review and sharing how wonderful our low season trips can be.
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Noelia wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Disappointed with the service. As the website says during winter they don’t run the cruise option. Honestly I was expecting a better service for the price I paid. The taxi should cost much less than the cruise as the service isn’t the same at all. It doesn’t say anywhere they will spot everywhere picking up and dropping off people, on top of that it isn’t clear anywhere during the booking that you could also share the trip with pets. Nothing wrong but I should be able to chose if I am paying for the service. Our activity was first changed to a earlier start and we needed to change the trip back, then the weather was really bad, we called earlier to check if it would go through and they said yes, then 5 min before arriving (we were an hour driving) they called to say they would prefer to cancel. Of course I wouldn’t recommend to do this activity in winter if you want a tourist visit to Abel Tasman.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from DJWAbelTas, Wilson Family Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman
Responded 12 Jul 2022
Thank you for travelling with us. Bad weather is invariably the trigger for negative reviews. We understand your disappointment but ask that you be more considered in your reviews during this Covid era. Our staff’s employment is at stake. Visitor numbers have been decimated, and fuel prices have gone through the roof but we have held our fare prices to provide low season options to travel into the national park. Our website did supply you with the details of the smaller vessel used during our low season. Fast moving weather fronts can result in sudden changes to our services. Sometimes we do suggest cancellation, even at the last minute, if we think it’s not going to be enjoyable. You chose not to take up our suggestion. We provide a service for communities who live on private land within the park boundaries. Owners travel with their pets to ensure they are well-behaved. We will make it clearer in our descriptions that our boat cruises include regular stops at popular beaches to drop off and pick up people who have booked to walk sections of the track.
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Notable Tours NZ wrote a review May 2022
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions1 helpful vote
Notable Tours took a group of 40 out on a half-day cruise from Kaiteriteri in May 2022 - utterly breathtaking. Typically beautiful late Summer weather meant a smooth trip for our older clients, with excellent informative commentary from the skipper as we passed places of note. At short notice the company organised a wonderful BBQ lunch for us at their Torrent Bay Lodge which was stunning. Our group were all sorry to disembark and raving about the experience. Great communication in the build up and organisational stage, Top marks.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from DJWAbelTas, Wilson Family Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman
Responded 12 Jul 2022
Thank you for reviewing us. It was a delight to host you at Torrent Bay Lodge.
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Nelso12 wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
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Such a great experience all round. So we’ll organised, exceptional lodge facilities and great guides. Would recommend this walk to everybody in NZ.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from DJWAbelTas, Wilson Family Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman
Responded 12 Jul 2022
Thank you for the recommendation.
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