2 Day Classic Freedom Walk (South)

2 Day Abel Tasman Unguided Elegant trips

(Stay in a private room on Aquapackers boat in Anchorage)

For those who want a bite-sized experience of the Abel Tasman trip. Fit some key highlights of one of New Zealand’s Great Walks into even the busiest schedules or short trips to New Zealand.

This is an unguided package, which allows you to enjoy the track at your own pace, with all the information you need to get the most out of your Abel Tasman experience. Spend the night in a private room on the Aquapackers boat in Anchorage, to experience unique New Zealand accommodation. 

Abel Tasman Elegant Anchorage Package  –

  • Transport to Marahau from & back to your Nelson accommodations
  • 1 nights accommodations in a private room on Aquapackers boat, Anchorage.
  • All Luggage transfers – you carry just a daypack with your lunch etc.
  • 2 packed lunches
  • All food – BBQ evening meal – Breakfast in the Boat
  • Water Taxi transport from Onatahuti back to Marahau
  • Your personalised itinerary, maps and other information
  • A single supplement will apply if single occupancy is required

Price: $465 per person, twin share. 

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Day 1 – Marahau to Anchorage

Approx 4 hours walking  – 12.4kms 

Pickup from your accommodations in the Nelson/Motueka area at approx. 7.30 am. Road transport to Marahau arriving at the Aquataxi base there about 9.30am. Check in bags for luggage transfers, collect your lunch and off you go.

Spend the day hiking, swimming, exploring  the forest, the track and the golden sand beaches enroute to Anchorage.

Enjoy staying in a private room on Aquapackers boat in Anchorage – perhaps even enjoy a glass of New Zealand wine on the deck.

Day 2 – Anchorage to Onatahuti Beach

Approx 6.5 hours walking  17.5kms

Begin walking along the wonderful beach at Anchorage, pass civilised Torrent Bay before heading up and over and to the iconic Falls River swing bridge and further to Bark Bay. This is a great spot for lunch and perhaps a swim if the day is warm. Walking around the Bark Bay Inlet you will get some wonderful views looking out to sea. Soon the track heads up the largest ascent on the whole trip, ending up at back at sea level at Medlands Bay a short distance from our goal of Onatahuti Bay.

There may be time for a swim before the Aquataxi picks you up at 3.30pm arriving back in Marahau at 4.30pm to join our transport back to your accommodation in Nelson at 5pm.

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