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Great option for boating and hiking option in Abel Tasman Park

A great company to book a boat and/or hike option. The hikes along the coast require a boat to get... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2024
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Perfect Tasman Experience

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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

In early December our family did the 3 day self guided Abel Tasman trek with Wilsons tour company. All the staff from the office, to the bus driver to the young guides were excellent to deal with and the tour guides/come hosts at the lodges were a great group of young people that made us feel welcome, well cared for and well advised. The rooms were comfortable and the meals exceeded our expectations. The drying room was on for about 3 - 4 hours each evening, not quite long enough to completely dry shoes etc but enough to feel comfortable the next day. The picnic lunches were more than adequate with great food options: eg: filled roll, hard boiled egg, chocolate bar, chippes, apple and healthy bar.
The scenery was stunning and despite a wet start on the first day ( just made it more intrepid), a challenging 2nd day with some steep up and down climbs, there was always the option to skip a leg and take the boat. A great walk that anyone with moderate fitness could do; our family was made up of a 9, 16, 40, 44, 64 and 66 yr old. I can highly recommend the Wilson tour company to trek the Abel Tasman track with.

Date of experience: December 2022
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HLHAbeltas, Wilson Team at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2023

Thank you for your comprehensive review. We're glad you could make the most of all the options so your family could enjoy the trip.

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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our stay in New Zealand. We were picked up from hotel and taken to Tasman Bay. We departed on Wilson’s Vista Boat, with a packed lunch provided. We cruised up from Kaiteriteri to the North, seeing a pod of dolphins and a few seals. A very relaxing day.

Date of experience: December 2022
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HLHAbeltas, Wilson Team at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2023

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Reviewed 28 November 2022

Brilliant 3 days with this outfit. We’ll organised, fabulous accommodation and friendly staff. Abel Tasmin National Park absolutely stunning. Saw loads of birds, seals and big rays. Combo of walking and canoeing was great way to appreciate this very special place. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: November 2022
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HLHAbeltas, Wilson Team at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2023

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Reviewed 29 October 2022 via mobile

We booked the 3 day kayak and walking trip going south to north. What a great experience. It exceeded our expectations. Started with a thorough briefing and our guide Eli was great throughout as was CC and the lodge staff at both homesteads. We’d thoroughly recommend this trip. The kayaking was exhilarating and provided you are reasonably for was not arduous. The views on the walks were stunning. The luggage was all transferred smoothly meaning we only had to carry light day sacks. Just do it.

Date of experience: October 2022
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HLHAbeltas, Wilson Team at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2023

Thank you. We're glad we could make your trip special.

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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

We had a great first night with Wilsons hence the 2 star rating however the second night we were made to feel like a burden on the lodge. Be very careful as they are selling expired alcohol at hugely inflated costs and upon bringing this to their attention the manager in charge wasn't concerned in rectifying this.

Date of experience: October 2022
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DJWAbelTas, Wilson family member at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2022

Reading the post trip reviews it seems a great time was had by all. As the manager explained the whisky mixer was just beyond its “Best Before Date”, and he felt that quality of the drink was not compromised. You seemed to agree, given the number consumed. Our supplier has advised they are waiting for new product to reach New Zealand, and there are no food safety issues in this case.

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