3 Day Anchorage Family Adventure
This trip is perfect for young families that would like explore what the Abel Tasman has to offer. Stay two nights in one of the most stunning areas of the Abel Tasman, Anchorage – with our camp guide on hand, to prepare great meals and help you get the most from your experience.
Anchorage is blessed with great short walks, glow worm caves, a great swimming beach & and is the perfect place to base yourselves for 2 nights.
Our three-day Anchorage Family Adventure allows you to enjoy the experience the Abel Tasman at your own pace while providing the information, logistics & services that you’ll need. We create customised itineraries that include critical tidal crossing timelines and take care of a myriad of logistics, including transportation to the Abel Tasman Coast Track and luggage transport. Detailed notes, including tide times, maps, and advice on what to bring and when to walk will also be provided.
The plan we develop for your personalised trip enables you to keep an independent approach to your journey while getting the most of out of your experience.
Share Twin – $799 per adult & $599 per child
- Round trip transportation to Marahau from Nelson/Motueka and back
- Accommodation in Family Deluxe Tent (large enough to stand up in)
- Our Camp Guide – to keep things running smoothly
- Bag transfers (you only carry a daypack on walking days)
- Return water taxi shuttle from Bark Bay/Anchorage
- All meals – breakfasts, lunches & evening meals including nibbles & drinks
- Personalised itinerary and maps for your trip (allowing for tidal crossings)
Day 1 Marahau to Anchorage
Approx. 4 hours – 12.4kms
The trip begins when we pick you up from Nelson/Motueka area at approximately 7:20am and transport you to Marahau (arriving around 9:15am). You’ll check in your bags, collect your lunch, and head off on the track!
Children too young to walk 4 hours – can opt for the water taxi to Anchorage (additional charge)
On the trail you will spend the day hiking, swimming, and exploring forests and golden sand beaches on route to Anchorage. Where our Camp Guide will welcome you into the campsite.
Your large deluxe tents at Anchorage Campground will be fully erected and waiting, complete with our own camp guide to look after you and prepare your meals. Sleep in luxury on air mattresses with a duvet and pillows. The camp site doesn’t have hot showers, just a cold water outside shower, but the location is simply stunning.
Day 2 Explore Anchorage Day
Approx 2 to 3 hours – 10 kms
Today, is the perfect day to explore this area, we’ll make you a picnic lunch and off you go – today a visit to Cleopatra’s pool is a must, take your togs and towel and walk the 1 hour to this special place. A great place to swim in crystal clear waters and for those that are keen there is naturally formed water slide. After lunch, it’s time to do the Pitt Head Loop – with a stunning viewing platform looking out across the entrance to Anchorage, watch the comings and goings of all the boats before heading to Te Pukatea Bay for a swim and explore around the rocks at the far end of the beach. Return to Anchorage for evening meal and a guided glow worm cave tour in the evening.
Day 3 Anchorage to Bark Bay – water taxi return to Marahau
Approx. 3 to 4 hours – 11.4kms
This section is known as the “heart of the park” section and is a highlight of a lot of visitors to the park. Start out across the Anchorage beach before dipping into the native forest, the track winds its way through lush native New Zealand forest, popping out into clearings where you can see the alluring waters and stunning beaches. There is a 50m swing bridge to cross that spans the beautiful Falls river, before meandering into Medlands and Bark Bay where you’ll meet our water taxi for the journey back to Marahau.