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Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks

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Address: Stilwells Bay, Abel Tasman National Park 7198, New Zealand
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+64 3-528 9602
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Our guided walks take you to our 'kiwi' bach built in the early 1900s by a...

Our guided walks take you to our 'kiwi' bach built in the early 1900s by a farmer attempting to run sheep along the rocky granite coastline of what is today the renowned Abel Tasman National Park. Old but brimming with history, visitors hear the tales of whale strandings and local stories while enjoying a lunch stop in one of the most beautiful bays of the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Brilliant, great trip!

We had a one day guided walk with Jen taking the coastal path to Anchorage with lunch stop, very informative it was great to enjoy the walk without worrying about organisation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a one day guided walk with Jen taking the coastal path to Anchorage with lunch stop, very informative it was great to enjoy the walk without worrying about organisation, our second day we spent with Wilsons for a full day of sea kayaking, Maree provided amazing packed lunches for both days and ferried us back and forth to... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the "paddle me home" trip and had a great time. We met our guide (Ken) in Kaiteriteri and boarded the water taxi for Apple Tree Bay. Ken guided us well through our almost three hour walk along the Abel Tasman costal path and was very informative about the flora and fauna we saw along the way. A very... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took this guided hike yesterday and it was really awesome. Since nobody else had signed up for that day we got a personal tour! Ken was a wonderful tour guide and we learned a lot about this park and its plants and history as well as about New Zealand in general. Lunch in Ken and Marlee's... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommmended not to miss this area of South Island and we are glad we saw it. A search through trip advisor brought up Ken and Maree as hosts of a tour so we sent off our email, a little last minute but we're lucky to get a positive reply that they had space for 2 more. We stayed... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our stay was 9-11th Jan 17, together with another couple (4 in total) in the Estuary Cottage at Maree & Ken Cook's Riwaka Retreat. Ken also took us on a guided walk (comfortable ~4 hours walking plus breaks (Ken had lots of local info) & enjoying great packed lunches both days & lunch at the Cook's bach) from Marahau to... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is the second time doing a tour as it was so good last time I had to bring my husband this time. The guides are so knowledgable and skilled looking after a range of people, we learned so much about the local area, birds and fauna. Food was great too and the lodges well equipped with drying rooms and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

These guys are fantastic. Every stage smoothly done and everyone going out of their way to provide a wonderful, seamless experience. We are so impressed with the service with each stage. Forgotten t-shirts and sunglasses cases found and returned, restaurants booked, lovely lunches, good trip tips, great communication. Marahau lodge is gorgeous too.I have only good things to say! Highly... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a track that requires you to walk for more than 4hrs as the distance is about 10.6km up/down slope. There is no proper toilet during the track. Have to time your walk as there is only 2 pick up time at Anchorage Beach back to Kaiteriteri. There is a "just cruise" if you are not into walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great accommodations and a wonderful guided walking tour! We stayed two nights at the end of our honeymoon in the Estuary Studio, which was super cozy and spacious, with a gorgeous garden and an incredible of privacy. It was a huge relief from busy hotels and there is access to everything you need--kitchenette, laundry, grill, lovely local walking areas and... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Ken and Maree are the perfect team: Maree is in contact with the guests in advance, answers very patiently to all the questions you may have and prepares the breakfast-boxes. Ken is the tour guide with a big knowledge about all the Abel Tasman attractions, plants, animals and Maori-stories. We really had two perfect days, with amazing bays, kayaking, hiking... More 

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet both you and Viviane and to have you stay. We so love showing the Abel Tasman to young people like yourselves who are enthusiastic and appreciate the knowledge and stories that we share. You both seeing the dolphins was a real bonus and enjoyed by Ken also. Thanks for reviewing us which is really... More 

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