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Address: 1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Rd, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
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+64 3-528 2027
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07:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Year-round guided and independent walking, guided sea kayaking and water...

Year-round guided and independent walking, guided sea kayaking and water transport in Abel Tasman National Park. Options from 2 hours to 5 days in the Park. Fast, safe comfortable Vista Cruise. 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 while you switch off and enjoy.

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The "seclose along the coast als and beach cruise and walk" is a great package deal

Our travel agent booked us on the Wilson's "Seals and Beach Cruise and Walk" that ferries you close along the coast (with a narrated commentary) to Tonga Quarry Beach, where you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Greg B
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our travel agent booked us on the Wilson's "Seals and Beach Cruise and Walk" that ferries you close along the coast (with a narrated commentary) to Tonga Quarry Beach, where you are let off (with a very nicely prepared picnic lunch) and you walk at your own pace by yourself (no guide) back towards Medlands Beach where you are picked-up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a fantastic trip with Wilsons in the Abel Tasman National Park. I did the three day walk north to south staying at Arowurua and Torrent Bay lodges. Guide Pippy was an amazing fount of knowledge. The lodge staff Hilary, Emily and Craig were welcoming and cooked the most amazing meals. Coach drivers Ian and Karl were ace. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A first-class operation but we found that the guide can only go as far and as fast as the slowest members of the group can manage. Saw that the other Wilsons group that left at the same time as us did MUCH more than our group that was hampered by a couple of Polish visitors who were, uh, freelancing a... More 

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annet sur marne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a 1st experience, we took the half-day kayaking option. It was Wonderful! Thanks to our guide Jeremy, we had a really great day with no stress (despite our lack of experience). He shared his knowledge with us, both in kayaking and on the Abel Tasman National Park. I highly recommend it ! Merci à Jeremy, notre guide pour cette... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Despite the wet weekend, we had a great time on the Abel Tasman. On the kayaking day it was wettest but our guides still insisted that we kayak out to Tonga Island to see the seals. There are plenty of them lying all over the rocks. For the rest of the hike, there is excellent accommodation, ensuites in all bedrooms,... More 

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Austin TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just wrapped-up an excellent 3-days in Abel Tasman with Wilsons, having been well-taken care of from booking to bus transportation from Nelson, guided kayaking two days, hiking several times, fantastic meals morning & night at their small luxury inns in the park, wildlife, flora, stunning golden beeches and views that will remain as wonderful memories of beautiful NZ. Their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used Wilsons for our transit onto and off of the Abel Tasman track and they did a great job. We chose to hike from Mendels Bay to Anchorage Bay, which is supposed to be a four hour hike. We are glad we chose to allow six hours between drop off and pick up, because we didn't have to rush... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was able to hike, kayak, hang on the beach, watch sunrise, stay in nice lodges, eat good food, meet fun people, learn about the local history, plants and animals and Maori culture from the guides, see seals in natural habitat. Guides Sarah, Scottie and Paddy were friendly, knowledgeable and worked their butts off for us! Only thing I would... More 

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Tarragona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The logistics is perfect and itineraries within the park very well organized. The monitors are very professional and always willing to help and give appropriate explanations. Dinning and breakfast at the lodges is excellent. The only area for improvement are the beds in the lodges.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The initial booking went smoothly despite some problems with banking software. Good suggestions made about how our trip could be managed with various boat and walk options offered. The trip logistics were handled really well with our suitcase turning up at the right place on the trip out and back. The commentary on the boat was a little on the... More 

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