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3 Day Abel Tasman Classic Walk

Days
3

Pricing From
$900

South Island
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Overview

Spend three days exploring one of New Zealand’s best hiking trails at your own pace, while we take care of the rest for you.

The Abel Tasman coastal track is known for its beautiful golden beaches and lush native bush. Take your time to explore the side tracks, relax at the beaches, and swim in the park’s turquoise blue waters.

This trip offers the best of both worlds, independent walking with the added luxury of being hosted by a guide in the evening and mornings. Your guide will take care of logistics and meals so you can concentrate on enjoying walking one of New Zealand’s great walks. Your guide will arrange the following:

  • Provide a map and outline track highlights for each day
  • Provide you with packed lunch and snacks
  • Transfer bags/items you don’t want to carry to your evening campsite
  • Set up and pack down your campsite and relocate to the next campsite
  • Host and prepare pre dinner drinks and nibbles, evening meals and breakfasts

The Abel Tasman is part of New Zealand’s great walk network and this premier track is designed for all levels of fitness.

abel tasman classic independent walk

abel tasman classic independent walk

abel tasman classic independent walk

abel tasman classic independent walk

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Awaroa or Totaranu to Onetahuti1.5hr-2.5 hrs walking (4-7km)

8.15am Check in and meet your guide.
8.30am Water Taxi to Awaroa or Totaranui.
9.45am Arrive Awaroa or Totaranui.
10am Start walking.

Totaranui to Awaroa 2hr 20min, 7.1km (tidal)
Awaroa to Onetahuti, 1hr 30min, (4-5km)

Highlights: Skinner point lookout, Goat Bay, Awaroa Lagoon, Tonga Saddle, boardwalk prior to Onetahuti beach.
Arrive Onetahuti campsite.

7.00pm Dinner & dessert.

Day 2Onetahuti to Anchorage4-6 hrs walking (13km-18km)

8.00am Breakfast.
9.00am Pack any additional gear not required for the day.
9.30am Walk from Onetahuti area to Anchorage.

Onetahuti Bay to Bark Bay Hut (high tide track), 2 hr, 6.4 km
Onetahuti Bay to Bark Bay (low tide crossing, Bark Bay estuary), 1 hr 45 min, 4.6 km
Bark Bay to Anchorage (high tide track), 4hr, 11.5km
Bark Bay to Anchorage (Low tide Torrent Bay estuary), 3hr, 8.4km

Highlights: Tonga Quarry, Bark Bay Estuary, Falls river & 47-metre long suspension bridge, Torrent Bay lookout, Torrent Bay Lagoon.

Side trips: Cascade Creek, Cleopatras pool.
Arrive Anchorage campsite.

7.00pm Dinner and dessert.

Day 3Anchorage to Marahau4 hrs walking (12.4km)

8.00am Breakfast.
9.00am Pack any additional gear not required for the day.
9.30am Walk back to Marahau. 4 hrs, 12.4km

Highlights: Lookout at top of Anchorage, Yellow Point, views of Adele Island Marahau wetlands.

Side trips: Te Pukatea Loop, Observation Beach, Apple Tree Bay

3.30pm Arrive Marahau and unpack gear. Enjoy showers and refreshments at the Abel Tasman Kayaks base.

COST PER PERSON

November 2023 - March 2024

November 2024 - March 2025

  • Price: NZ$900

Minimum age 6 years; under the age of 18 years you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Awaroa or Totaranu to Onetahuti1.5hr-2.5 hrs walking (4-7km)

8.15am Check in and meet your guide.
8.30am Water Taxi to Awaroa or Totaranui.
9.45am Arrive Awaroa or Totaranui.
10am Start walking.

Totaranui to Awaroa 2hr 20min, 7.1km (tidal)
Awaroa to Onetahuti, 1hr 30min, (4-5km)

Highlights: Skinner point lookout, Goat Bay, Awaroa Lagoon, Tonga Saddle, boardwalk prior to Onetahuti beach.
Arrive Onetahuti campsite.

7.00pm Dinner & dessert.

Day 2Onetahuti to Anchorage4-6 hrs walking (13km-18km)

8.00am Breakfast.
9.00am Pack any additional gear not required for the day.
9.30am Walk from Onetahuti area to Anchorage.

Onetahuti Bay to Bark Bay Hut (high tide track), 2 hr, 6.4 km
Onetahuti Bay to Bark Bay (low tide crossing, Bark Bay estuary), 1 hr 45 min, 4.6 km
Bark Bay to Anchorage (high tide track), 4hr, 11.5km
Bark Bay to Anchorage (Low tide Torrent Bay estuary), 3hr, 8.4km

Highlights: Tonga Quarry, Bark Bay Estuary, Falls river & 47-metre long suspension bridge, Torrent Bay lookout, Torrent Bay Lagoon.

Side trips: Cascade Creek, Cleopatras pool.
Arrive Anchorage campsite.

7.00pm Dinner and dessert.

Day 3Anchorage to Marahau4 hrs walking (12.4km)

8.00am Breakfast.
9.00am Pack any additional gear not required for the day.
9.30am Walk back to Marahau. 4 hrs, 12.4km

Highlights: Lookout at top of Anchorage, Yellow Point, views of Adele Island Marahau wetlands.

Side trips: Te Pukatea Loop, Observation Beach, Apple Tree Bay

3.30pm Arrive Marahau and unpack gear. Enjoy showers and refreshments at the Abel Tasman Kayaks base.

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