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Bush & Beach Walk 5 Day

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,297

Abel Tasman National Park, at the top of the South Island, offers amazing ocean views, beaches and water. The track is reasonably well graded making it suitable for most people and families.


See the South Island’s unspoiled North Coast on foot with this gentle 5 day trek through vehicle-free Abel Tasman National Park. A coastline cruise takes you to Totaranui, your jump-off point for the walk to Awaroa, before going on to Torrent Bay. You’ll see spectacular Falls River waterfalls and have the chance to canoe around the Torrent Bay estuary.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,297

Itinerary

Day 1

Nelson, Motueka 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.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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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

Explore Awaroa

Design your day as active or relaxed as you wish. Options include: explore the largest tidal estuary in Abel Tasman National Park on foot or by kayak (tides permitting), visit early European and pre-European historical sites, unwind on the beach, relax and enjoy the comforts of Meadowbank Homestead - Awaroa.

Approximate times for walks, reach up to 4 hours, optional kayaking up to 2 hours (tides permitting).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Awaroa to Torrent Bay

Depart Awaroa to walk over the Tonga Saddle to Onetahuti. Relax on the golden sand beach flanked by impressive granite headlands. Visit Tonga Quarry historic site. Midday, stop for lunch at Bark Bay and take time out to relax, explore, swim or sunbathe on the golden sand. In the afternoon, enjoy a succession of magnificent views of headlands, estuaries and beaches, walking through native forest and crossing the swing bridge at Falls River. Continue on to Torrent Bay Lodge on the beachfront.

Approximate walking time: 6 to 7 hours (17 kilometres)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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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 4

Explore Torrent Bay

A day of choices! Plan an adventurous or relaxing day to suit you. Options include: Walk through breathtaking first generation forest, up to the waterfalls on Falls River; Canoe in the estuary and visit the peaceful grotto of Cleopatra's Pool (tides permitting); Walk to the protected golden beaches of Anchorage and Te Pukatea and visit historic Maori sites at Pitt Head.

Approximate times: optional walking (up to 5 hours, 10 kilometres) and canoeing (tide dependant)

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Day 5

Torrent Bay to Motueka / Nelson

Well graded final section of Abel Tasman coast track. Rediscover the pristine bays and beaches named by French Explorer, Du'mont Durville in 1827. Stop for lunch at any one of the bays, then walk the last leg to Marahau. The coach meets you to return to Motueka (4:30pm) or Nelson (5:30pm).

Approximate times: Walk Torrent Bay to Marahau - 4 hours (13 kilometres); Bus Marahau to Motueka - 20 minutes or to Nelson - 1.5 hours.

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DEPARTURES:

Tuesdays and Fridays from Nov. - Mar.

Tuesdays from Apr. - Oct.

PRICE INCLUDES:

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

TB ABELTASNEL0213WA: 5DW
27 Apr 2018
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