Like to travel the path less trodden but prefer the lap of luxury
Come with us and walk through the heart of the park showcasing the best bits the Abel Tasman has to offer before wandering into the wild northern section on the path less travelled.
This guided package includes blissful accommodation at 4 star Lodges Awaroa and Ratanui. We customise every walking itinerary to encompass your individual aspirations. And with all your meals, transfers, luggage transfers and accommodation booking sorted you are free to delight in the wonder of the park and stories from your amazing guide.
$2149 per person Share Twin
- Transport from your Nelson accommodation to Marahau and back to Nelson
- 2 nights accommodation
- All meals, including lunches, daytime snacks, fresh brewed coffee/tea
- All water taxi & land transportation
- All luggage transfers
- The services of a well informed interpretive guide
- Foot towels (for drying feet after tidal crossings)
- Personalised itinerary and maps
- A single supplement will apply if single occupancy is required
Approx. 7-8 hours walking – 17.9kms
After picking you up in Nelson we get to know each other a little on our way to Marahau where we catch a water taxi to Torrent Bay to begin our walk. We will head up and over to the iconic Falls River Swing Bridge and further to Bark Bay which is a wonderful spot for some lunch and maybe a swim. From this lovely bay the track heads up one of the largest ascents on the trip ending up back at sea level at Tonga Quarry then the beautfiul crescent shaped Onetahuti Beach. We’ll meander along this beach before heading over the last saddle to Awaroa.
We’ll stay at the exquisite Awaroa Lodge and enjoy a meal in their Harakeke Restaurant with a glass of wine.
Approx. 3 hours walking – 8.1kms
After breakfast we will cross the wide tidal inlet just out of Awaroa Lodge before getting into some wonderful podocarp forest and then bursting out on the golden sand beaches of Waiharakeke and Goat Bays. The final ascent sees us over to the popular camping spot of Totaranui where we may take one of the delightful short walks in this area before meeting our transport to our accommodation for the night.
We’ll stay at Ratanui Lodge tonight with its amazing hosts and delicious 3 course meal we’ll feel truly spoiled.
approx. 5 hours walking – 15.5kms
It is with reluctance that we leave the style, casual elegance and beauty of Ratanui Lodge for our shuttle to Wainui Inlet. From here we’ll be on the less-travelled northern section of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. The views of Wainui Inlet as you climb up into the native forest are stunning. We’ll head up and over to Whariwharangi and may head out to the stunning Separation Point on the loop track. Then its on to Mutton Cove and Anapai Beach before arriving at Totaranui where we’ll catch our water taxi back to Marahau. Once here we’ll head back to Nelson and bid farewell.