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Absolutely wonderful tour group. Slick operation. Could not fault anything aspect. Accomodation... read more

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3 Day guided hike and kayak was amazing!

Our experience was top notch in every respect. We did a three day trip. Wilson's picked us up at... read more

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Reviewed 2 March 2023

We booked the kayak and Abel Tasman cruise experience and it was excellent. Our day began with a 2.5 hour kayak experience exploring the shoreline towards the national park. From our kayaks, we were able to get a unique perspective of the shoreline and the bay.

When the kayak trip was over, we had time to eat lunch and then board a boat that would take us to Anchorage in Abel Tasman National Park.

At Anchorage, we had 2.5 hours to explore this section of the national park. We opted for a 3 km hike with some great vantage points.

Date of experience: March 2023
Thank Max G
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HLHAbeltas, Wilson Team Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2023

Thank you. That's a great description of our Beaches, Kayak & Walk day trip.

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Reviewed 15 February 2023 via mobile

We did the 3 day guided walk/kayak option during cyclone Gabrielle! I was so impressed with the way our guides pivoted to re-arrange our plans to give us the best possible experience despite the adverse weather conditions. Their skills and flexibility meant we had a safe and enjoyable time. They went the extra mile to accomodate our desire to kayak. The food was amazing, the accomodation gorgeous, the guides were knowledgeable and fun. All in all a safe, fun, value for money way to experience this beautiful corner of our country. Highly recommended.
It’s worth going with a guide for their local knowledge and stories.

Date of experience: February 2023
Thank Chrystalljewels
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HLHAbeltas, Wilson Team Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review. Our guides make all the difference, especially when conditions are not ideal.

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Reviewed 13 February 2023

Joined one day cruise-and-walk with Wilsons Abel Tasman as it suited our needs the best. Chose the extended trip to Totaranui and stopped at Anchorage for a walk and beach time in the afternoon. Stunning view of the Abel Tasman National Park along the coastal side on the water, even had dolphins jumping out of the water on our way back to Kaiteriteri. Pleasant 1.5 hours walk to the Pitt Head with great views. The boys even managed to have a splash in the water at Anchorage Bay before being picked up. Better to have a jacket with you on the cruise even on a beautiful summer day, as it could be very windy or even a bit cold on its way out to the Totaranui Bay.

Date of experience: January 2023
Thank Sunny W
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HLHAbeltas, Wilson Team Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2023

Thank you for a very detailed description of your extended option trip.

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Reviewed 12 February 2023

The whole experience was a seamless package with great kiwi guides in Liana Hazel & Doc. The excellent food and friendly hosts at the lodges brought out the best in their guests in what was sometimes uncomfortable weather. The hikes were well planned and achievable but the kayaking was spectacular. The Boat trips were surprisingly pleasant, and we loved the good coffee. Although the lunches had rather stodgy buns and green tart apples they were also more than adequate & filling. All the Meals were absolutely fabulous but our favourite meals (though the steak at the end was very good) it was the unique flavours and use of cullenary toppings that gave Michelle the Top Chef award. I would have really enjoyed a mussell and pipi hotpot or chowder one night to show off & share our good quality NZ seafood to the other visitors as well. Axel the bus driver needs commending on his great driving skills on what was often narrow wet roads and his awesome baggage handling skills ...NO Bag left behind....Thankyou for a great break away from our ROCKUP business... we will definitely recommend Wilsons as a great NZ Outdoor Specialist Business.

Date of experience: January 2023
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HLHAbeltas, Wilson Team Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2023

Thank you so much for mentioning all of the team who work together to make your trip safe and enjoyable. Food is always controversial. Our chefs work so hard to please everyone but personal tastes and seasonal supply issues mean this is not always possible.

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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

We had the best time walking the Abel Tasman track with our fabulous and friendly guides, Liana snd Hazel. We don’t usually do guided tours but with the tidal changes and needing to do river crossings it felt a lot safer with Liana and Hazel. We also got to do some kayaking in the estuaries which was fabulous. The accommodation was five star, the meals were delicious and we loved our packed lunches. We loved meeting other fellow travellers who were also keen to hike the track. This is a walk of a lifetime and we loved it. .

Date of experience: February 2023
Thank AustraliaFran
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HLHAbeltas, Wilson Team Member at Wilsons Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2023

Thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and appreciated how our guides enhance your experience.

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