Explore the world-famous Queen Charlotte Track and Abel Tasman Coast Track on foot over nine fantastic days of walking and sightseeing. Led by local expert guides, you can discover the best of Queen Charlotte Track and Abel Tasman Coast Track in comfort, with more time for you to relax or immerse in nature. This varied itinerary incorporates Queen Charlotte and Abel Tasman track walks - both are part of New Zealand's 10 Great Walks, offering you the finest coastal walking experiences in New Zealand. Rest each night at exclusive boutique lodges in a stunning setting where your hosts will prepare gourmet meals.
The Queen Charlotte Track, a 70km long New Zealand walking trail, is one of New Zealand's 10 Great Walks, renowned for its stunning views and contrasting landscape, historical landmarks and a wide variety of native bush and wildlife.
The Abel Tasman Coast Track is blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches, remarkable rock formations, and lush coastal native bush. Crystal clear streams cascade down green valleys to join the ocean. Granite and marble formations tower overhead alive with the growth of regenerating native forest. Many animal species found along the Abel Tasman Coast Track are unique to this part of New Zealand and you will delight in the frequency of wildlife encounters. Tui and bellbird song fills the air; cormorants, gannets and little blue penguins dive into the ocean and fur seals bask on the rocks around the edge of Tonga Island.
This comfortable itinerary takes in the highlights of the famous tracks incorporating gorgeous coastal hikes, exploring the stunning Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park. This is a unique and spectacular walking trip through a renowned area of natural beauty and significance. As you pass through lush coastal forest, historic bays, and along dramatic ridges you'll learn of the region's heritage from your expert guides.
Accommodation each night is at boutique lodges (4.5 to 5 star), each recognised for its superior quality and comfort. After a day's hiking you'll indulge in a 3-course gourmet meal before retiring to your private room.
Your experience includes expert guides, 8 nights' accommodation at exclusive boutique lodges, most meals and snacks, water taxi transfers and private transfer from Wellington and to Nelson airport.
Combining the best of New Zealand walking experiences with exclusive boutique lodges, great food, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, 'Best of Queen Charlotte + Abel Tasman Lodge to Lodge Walk' is utterly unique. You will fall in love with a coastal paradise, perfect for relaxation and adventure.