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Bush & Beach Walk 3 Day

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 920

Spend three days walking through native forests, past headlands, through estuaries and onto sandy beaches. This is a great alternative for those with limited time to explore New Zealand.


See the South Island’s unspoiled North Coast on foot with this gentle 3 day, round-trip trek through vehicle-free Abel Tasman National Park. Depart Nelson for Torrent Bay. You’ll cross the spectacular swing bridge at Falls River as you continue to Awaroa, with time out at Onetahuti to refresh, rejuvenate, explore or swim. 


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 920

Itinerary

Day 1

Nelson to Awaroa via Totaranui

Meet your guide at Motueka for a welcome briefing with time for last-minute luggage organisation, before departing to Kaiteriteri by coach. The join the Vista Cruise which departs Kaiteriteri for a fast, safe, comfortable cruise along the National Park coastline. Hot and cold drinks, open and enclosed viewing decks and bathroom facilities are on board. From Totaranui, walk through mature beech and rata forests, and along secluded golden beaches to the tidal inlet at Awaroa. Either walk, if the tide is out, or take a boat ride across the stunning expanses of the largest inlet on the coast. At Meadowbank Homestead - Awaroa, right on the edge of the inlet, you'll be welcomed with pre-dinner drinks and fine food. Here you'll find comfortable accommodation full of history and kiwi charm.

Walking time: approximately 2 hours (6 kms) plus tidal crossing.

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Duration1 Night
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Meadowbank Homestead

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    In 1884 William Hadfield built the original two-storeyed home, Meadowbank, on the best site in the bay in order to catch the stunning panoramic views and the all-year-round sun. One hundred and ten years later, his great granddaughter, Lyn Wilson, and her family built a ...

    In 1884 William Hadfield built the original two-storeyed home, Meadowbank, on the best site in the bay in order to catch the stunning panoramic views and the all-year-round sun. One hundred and ten years later, his great granddaughter, Lyn Wilson, and her family built a replica homestead on the same site. It is set amongst the original camellia and rhododendron trees, which were bought from England as a memory of a homeland left behind. The character of Meadowbank has been brought back to life through the extensive use of period windows, doors and timbers, yet all the conveniences of today have been included. Meadowbank Homestead - Awaroa is filled with memories of the earlier homestead, Meadowbank. Eleven comfortable twin rooms with ensuites have been named after William, Adele and their children, and features photographs of them as they grew up.

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Day 2

Awaroa to Torrent Bay

After a relaxing night's sleep and home-cooked breakfast at Meadowbank, you'll be ready for your scenic day walk to Torrent Bay. This morning depart Awaroa and walk over the Tonga Saddle to Onetahuti, where there's plenty of time to enjoy the golden sand beach flanked by impressive granite headlands and visit the interesting Tonga Quarry historic site. Around midday, stop for lunch at Bark Bay and take time out to relax, explore, swim or sunbathe on the golden sand. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a succession of magnificent views of headlands, estuaries and beaches, as your walking route meanders through native forest, before crossing the swing bridge at Falls River. Your last leg sees you continue on to the renowned Torrent Bay and your welcoming lodge on the beachfront. Home baked cookies and hot chocolate, or a cold drink from the in-house bar, await as you swap tales of your day around the log burner. Your hosts prepare a fine meal for you as you freshen up with a hot shower in your ensuite bathroom.

Walking time: approximately 6 to 7 hours, 17 kilometres (10.5 miles)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Torrent Bay Lodge

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    Torrent Bay Lodge



    Sitting on the edge of a golden beach, Torrent Bay Lodge has been the Wilson family holiday home for over 30 years. Their home has been continually extended and remodelled to be shared with visitors. The latest upgrade provides private rooms, each with its own ...

    Sitting on the edge of a golden beach, Torrent Bay Lodge has been the Wilson family holiday home for over 30 years. Their home has been continually extended and remodelled to be shared with visitors. The latest upgrade provides private rooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, for 22 travellers. This realises a dream of 20 years - to provide one of New Zealand's best outdoor experiences.
    Modern facilities blend with the informal atmosphere of an open dining area, mellow with natural wood. French doors open to a deck, which continues out to the beach, perfect for morning coffee or drinks at the end of the day.

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Day 3

Torrent Bay to Nelson

Wake up to breathtaking views across Torrent Bay, breakfast and perhaps a coffee on the deck. Then on your final day you will enjoy the beautiful walk from Torrent Bay to Marahau, along the well graded final section of the Abel Tasman coast track. Along the way you'll rediscover the pristine bays and beaches named by French Explorer, Du'mont Durville in 1827. The comfortable coach meets you at Marahau to return you to Motueka (4.30pm) or Nelson (5.30pm)

Walking time: approximately 4 hours (13 kms)

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DEPARTURES:

Tuesdays and Fridays from Nov. - Mar.

Tuesdays from Apr. - Oct.

PRICE INCLUDES:

2 nights accommodation, transfers, launch cruise, and meals as indicated. 

TB ABELTASNEL0213WA: 3DW
13 Oct 2017
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