A comfortable camping experience with an emphasis on relaxation and good food.
Want to feel like your getting back to nature but don’t want to actually put up a tent, let us do it for you! Come and spend 3 days with us while we show you how we put the comfort into camping. Your camp guides will have everything ready for you when you arrive so you can relax while they delight you with stories of the region and prepare your yummy meals each evening. Enjoy sleeping in amongst the wonderful natural surroundings and be woken each morning by the beautiful dawn chorus of our native birdlife.
Experience the Abel Tasman Coastal Track over 3 days at your own pace while we provide all the information and logistics services that you will need. We create customised itineraries that include critical tidal crossing timings and take care of all your logistics needs including transportation to the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, accommodation bookings and luggage transfers. Detailed notes, including tide times, maps and advice on what to bring and when to walk will also be provided.
Self-guided – NZD$959 per person
*Guided – NZD$2099 per person
*Minimum booking 2 people
- Transport from your Nelson accommodation to Marahau and back to Nelson
- All your accommodation in deluxe tents
- All luggage transfers (you just carry your day pack)
- 3 packed lunches
- All your meals including dinner and breakfast each day
- Water taxi transport from Totaranui back to Marahau
- Personalised itinerary and maps
- Arrival briefing from our team in Marahau before your trip
- A single supplement will apply if single occupancy is required
Approximately 4 hours walking – 12.4 kms
The trip begins when we pick you up from your accommodation in the Nelson area and transport you to Marahau. Check your bags, collect your lunch and have your trip briefing from our staff before you head off on the track!
On the trail you will spend the day hiking, swimming, and exploring forests and golden sand beaches en route to Anchorage. You’ll be met with a cup of tea or cold beer once you arrive at the Anchorage campground where your camp guide will show you around.
Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your camp guide who will also show you the glowworm caves after dark. Sleep in comfort on our Kathmandu Cabana 75mm self-inflating air mattresses, complete with all your bedding including duvet and pillow. There are no hot showers at Anchorage campground, only a cold outdoor shower, but the location is simply stunning.
*Please note our Comfort Camping at Anchorage operates from mid-December until the end of February. Outside of this time B&B accommodation in Mārahau would be used.
Approx. 6 – 7 hours – 18.8kms
After breakfast you will begin your day by walking along the wonderful beach at Anchorage before heading on to Torrent Bay and the iconic Falls River Swing Bridge. Further on you will find Bark Bay, a great place to eat lunch and go for a swim. From this lovely spot you’ll head up the track’s largest ascent through stands of mānuka trees before walking back down to sea level to Tonga Quarry. A little further on you will discover Onetahuti Bay where an almost perfectly crescent shaped beach awaits you. You’ll be able to take off your shoes and enjoy walking barefoot along the beach before heading over to our Awaroa Glamping site.
Here the tents are permanently erected during the summer with hot showers available. Proper mattresses with pillows and full bedding including towels are provided. Your hosts, Mike & Birgit, are wonderful company and make the most delicious pizzas in their wood-fired outdoor pizza oven. Spend your evening enjoying your meal watching the sunset over Awaroa Bay.
Approx. 3 hours walking – 8.1kms
After a wholesome breakfast head out to explore the area and make your way to the Awaroa Inlet crossing. On the other side you’ll enjoy tramping through a breathtaking podocarp forest that leads to the golden sands of Waiharakeke and Goat Bays. Then make the final ascent over to the popular camping spot of Totaranui.
From Totaranui your water taxi will pick you up and return you to Marahau, passing all the beautiful golden sand beaches that you explored during your trip. From Marahau our transport will return you to your accommodation in Nelson.