3 Day Classic Freedom Walk

Abel Tasman Track – 3 Day Classic Freedom walk

If you want to walk the Abel Tasman Track, this 3 day walking package gives you the freedom to enjoy the track at your own pace. We supply you with all the information you need to get the most out of your unguided Abel Tasman walking experience. It’s easy to see why this is our most popular length of stay in the Abel Tasman National Park.

This independent approach to your journey through the stunning park allows time to swim and get the sand between your toes as well as accomplish some incredible hiking, all the while staying in holiday accommodation best suited to you.

As there are areas on the Abel Tasman Coastal Track that can only be crossed at low tide, each walk has a customised itinerary that we create especially for your specific trip. All the personal itineraries we create make for a seamless Abel Tasman experience with all the myriad of logistics taken care of, as well as your individual desires! We will supply you with detailed trip notes, including tide times, maps and advice about what to bring with you and when to walk etc.

Price $785 per person, Share Twin

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Package Includes:

  • Accommodation pickups and drop offs from and to Nelson, Motueka or Marahau
  • All accommodation while walking the track
  • Bag transfers between your accommodation (you only carry a daypack)
  • All water taxi shuttles
  • All food – except dinner & breakfast at Awaroa Lodge
  • 3 packed lunches
  • Your personalised itinerary and maps for your trip (allowing for tidal crossings)
  • Add a rest day at wonderful Awaroa Lodge – $200pp additional

The tides indicate the direction of each trip and so your departure date sets the direction of your trip. Never fear, either way you walk, it is an extraordinary experience!

South to North

Day 1 begins in Marahau and we walk to Anchorage
Day 2 sees us walking from Anchorage to Awaroa Inlet and Lodge
Day 3 sees us making our way from Awaroa Lodge to Totaranui and return to Marahau by water taxi

North to South

Day 1 begins with a water taxi shuttle to Totaranui and then walking to Awaroa Inlet and Lodge
Day 2 sees you walking from Awaroa Lodge to Anchorage
Day 3 completes the journey, walking from Anchorage to Marahau


At Anchorage

  • The Abel Tasman Sands B&B in Marahau (Classic New Zealand B&B accommodation )
  • Or Private Rooms onboard our boat moored at Anchorage

At Awaroa

Awaroa Lodge is perhaps the most elegant place to stay in the Abel Tasman Area. It is in a truly divine setting and minutes away from the most beautiful beach – Awaroa Bay. It’s a casual, funky elegance with beachwear being the easygoing theme. We stay in well appointed hotel rooms with ensuites and you dine in their wonderful restaurant.

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