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Walk & Kayak 3 Day

Duration
3 Days
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US$ 1,017

Experience the best of both worlds with two days of kayaking and one day walking the Abel Tasman Coast Track plus enjoy a scenic cruise. No previous kayaking experience is necessary.


Enjoy the South Island’s unspoiled North Coast on this 3 day walk and kayaking trip through vehicle-free Abel Tasman National Park. After a short, but comprehensive training brief, depart Marahau and paddle between pristine beaches to Torrent Bay. Alternating between land and water, your journey to Awaroa takes you to the Park’s best kayaking area, with a chance to visit the seals of Tonga Island if conditions are right. Explore Awaroa inlet or walk to Totaranui before your launch cruise brings you to Kaiteriteri for your onward coach journey.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,017

Itinerary

Day 1

Nelson or Marahau to Torrent Bay

This morning you will be picked up from Nelson at (7:30am) or from Motueka (8:30am). There will be time for last-minute luggage organisation at the Motueka office. At Kaiteriteri, your guide will settle you into your kayaks for a full training session. You do not leave the beach until your guide is satisfied you can safely negotiate the coast in your kayak. Paddling along the coast, discover the pristine bays and beaches named by French Explorer, Dumont D'urville in 1827. Cruise the Astrolabe Roadstead, visit the stunning bays of Te Pukatea and Appletree, or paddle along the coast of Adel Island. Stop for lunch at any one of the bays, then continue on to Torrent Bay Lodge at the beachfront.

Approximately 4.5 hours paddling. You will have a full training briefing before spending the rest of the day beach-hopping to Torrent Bay.

Meal Plan 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 2

Torrent Bay to Onetahuti

Leave Torrent Bay for a morning of beach hopping up the coast, taking in points of interest. You will also take time out to relax, explore, swim or sunbathe on the golden sand. Your guide will explain the history of this granite area, pointing out some of the features and quarry relics. Return to the Lodge for an evening meal.

Approximate times: Sea Kayak - 4 hours paddling (10 kilometres); Walking - 1.5 hours (5 kilometres)

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

Awaroa to Totaranui

Cross the Awaroa estuary and be introduced to its fascinating history. Walk through the northern forests of the park with magnificent specimens of Nikau Palm and Rata. At Totaranui, join a comfortable launch to cruise the coastline you have just walked. Hot drinks, covered or open decks and bathroom facilities are available on board. Stop at the golden expanse of Anchorage Beach where you can choose to laze or stroll along the sand, or take a fascinating walk around Pitt Head, site of an ancient Maori Pa with stunning views along the coast. Then rejoin the Vista Cruise to Kaiteriteri. The coach meets you to return to Motueka (4:30pm) or Nelson (5:30pm).

Approximate times: Walk from Awaroa to Totaranui - 2 hours (7 kilometres); Cruise Totaranui to Anchorage 2 hours; the Pitt Head Loop Walk 1.5 hours; Cruise Anchorage to Kaiteriteri 45 minutes; Coach Kaiteriteri to Motueka (20 minutes) or Nelson (1.5 hours)

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DEPARTURES:

Wednesdays

PRICE INCLUDES:

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

TB ABELTASNEL0213WA: 3DKW 1
25 Apr 2018
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