Aroha Abel Tasman
Aroha Abel Tasman
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Aroha Abel Tasman is a small, independent guided walking company based in this magical part of New Zealand. We specialise in small group and exclusive adventures with a personal touch. Our experienced local guides have an unrivalled passion for what they do, and an amazing wealth of knowledge of the nature, history and culture of the area. We also offer walking and kayaking combination trips, multi-day walks, private guiding, and bespoke tours.
Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

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Jan Tearle
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Beginners navigation is a great course. It was fun and Laurie is a great tutor, always ensuring you understood the concepts, you had fun and opened your eyes to what those squiggly contour lines on the small maps actually looked like when you were out there in amongst the hills.
Written 23 June 2021
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IJHart
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This 2-day course near Nelson was so worth it!! It definitely exceeded expectations - I would do it again. Laurie is such an experienced guide who was excellent at explaining and always made sure everyone was 'getting it', he was great at facilitating learning, entertaining and made the two days really enjoyable. I learnt so much my head was totally full & drove away each day with a smile on my face. Highly recommend for anyone spending time in the outdoors. We had a really small group, only four people, but we were of diverse abilities and personalities - my fitness was definitely the poorest in the group (i mean there was an adventure racer & competitive cyclist!), but he worked hard to include everyone. We all loved the course & didn't want to leave! AND he brought pastries and real coffee each morning! Laurie for the win! Thank you :)
Written 5 June 2021
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Thanks Ilona, so pleased you enjoyed the course. What an interesting bunch of people you all were! Yes, the views were very special, it seemed a shame to come down!
Written 9 June 2021
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Jen R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Outstanding small group navigation course, professionally run. A riendly, very experienced instructor able to provide clear teaching, valuable practical exercises and application. I learnt so much and had a great time
Written 1 June 2021
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Wow! Thanks Jen. Its was an awesome couple of days. So pleased you got something from it, and, most importantly, had a good time. See you in the hills sometime :-)
Written 1 June 2021
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Paula Steel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
Thank you Laurie. I enrolled in this course as I tramp alone and needed to increase my knowledge about navigation and survival. We had a group of four which provided an excellent learning experience. Perfect balance of theory and practical . Highly recommend.
Written 30 May 2021
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Thank you Paula, it was a great couple of days! Best of luck on your new adventure!. Hopefully, see you again soon.
Written 9 June 2021
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Joseph
Nelson, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Loved the comprehensive navigational teaching and experience Laurie brings to the table. This course is highly recommended to anyone looking to build navigational confidence before heading out tramping/hutning/exploring.
Written 28 May 2021
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Thanks Joseph, good to spend time with you. Lots of interesting conversations. So pleased you enjoyed the course.
Written 9 June 2021
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Steve B.
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Highly recommend the beginner / basic navigation course rune by Laurie. Laurie has a wealth of knowledge and experience, is an approachable and friendly teacher and knows how to run a really fun course. Although pitched as a beginner / basic navigation course, we covered a lot in the two days, while never feeling overwhelmed with information.
Written 18 February 2021
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Thank You Steve, it was great having you guys along!
Written 9 June 2021
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Rowan S
Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Laurie was an incredible wealth of knowledge and his bush navigation course was a sound and enjoyable experience and a brilliant opportunity to learn an essential outdoor skill. He made our day very fun while also being professional and applying real life scenarios to the skills we were learning. Thanks Laurie and thanks Aroha Abel Tasman!
Written 4 February 2021
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Cheers Rowan. Looking forward to hearing more about your venture. Catch up soon
Written 9 June 2021
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Michelle Griffiths
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
What an fantastic weekend ! The knowledge and experience Laurie holds was incredible! I have a clear understanding of how to read a map, use a compass and much more! Even started each day with a pastry and coffee! Thank you so much Laurie! I will certainly be back to do the advanced course!!!
Written 26 January 2021
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Thanks Michelle. You were the model student (haha). Will send you the dates for the advanced course!
Written 9 June 2021
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Alexander H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A one day walk and 1 day sea kayak with Laurie from Aroha Abel Tasman in October 2019. What a fantastic experience, I cannot recommend highly enough Laurie' experience, wealth of knowledge and attention to detail that made this trip one of the most memorable ever. The location is just stunning on land and on sea and this coupled with the great care and attention provided by Laurie was just the best combination! I will be returning to spend more time in the National Park with Aroha Abel Tasman - Thank you for the memories!
Written 22 November 2019
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michellegriffith2017
Nelson, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I had a two day walk with Lauire, his knowledge and expertise of the the Abel Tasman was incredible, also his hospitality was nothing but the best, nothing was left out, perfect host! I would highly recommend Aroha Abel Tasman! and will be hoping to book with Laurie again one day in the future!
Written 20 November 2019
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