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Abel Tasman Coast Track Walk in Comfort 3D2N, Self Guided

Abel Tasman Coast Track Walk in Comfort 3D2N, Self Guided

Abel Tasman Coast Track Walk in Comfort 3D2N, Self Guided


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Explore the world famous Abel Tasman Coast Track on foot over three fantastic days. Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks', the 38km Abel Tasman Coast Track follows the coastline through lush native bush, over limestone cliffs and along golden sandy beaches. On this journey along the Abel Tasman Coast Track, you choose to walk all the way, take short hikes, or relax aboard the scenic boat cruise.

At the very top of the South Island there is the glittering Abel Tasman National Park and the Coast Track is the perfect way to explore the beauty of the Park. The Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's only coastal national park. Inviting sandy beaches fill the spaces between the trees and the tideline. Crystal clear streams tumble down mossy valleys to join the ocean. Granite and marble formations fringe the headlands, which are cloaked in regenerating native forest. Walking along the Abel Tasman Coast Track, you will soon agree that this is a coastal paradise and perfect place for relaxation and adventure.

Native wildlife is an essential part of your walking. Many animal species found along the Abel Tasman Coast Track are unique to this part of New Zealand. Tui and bellbird song fills the forest; shags (cormorants), gannets and little blue penguins dive for their dinner; fur seals lounge on the rocks around the edge of Tonga Island. Farewell your animal friends on the track, return to your beachfront lodges and enjoy a hot shower. They are the only lodge accommodation right on the beach in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park. Here, you enjoy a wilderness experience without giving up modern conveniences. Over a fine 3-course dinner, swap stories with fellow walkers, be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves lapping against golden sands.

With no road access in the Abel Tasman National Park, every trip is a journey. Be part of a small group, guided by experienced local guides, where you can discover the best of Abel Tasman National Park in comfort, with more time for you to relax or immerse in the nature.

The walk is all inclusive with fine food prepared for you. You don't need to carry heavy packs during your walk as we transport all your luggage.

Blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and lush coastal native bush, the Abel Tasman Coast Track walk delivers a safe, fun, friendly and authentic walking experience.

2020 Departure Dates:
September: 12, 28, 30
October: 3 (Full), 5, 7, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 31
November: 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25 (FULL), 27, 28, 29, 30
December: 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30

2021 Departure Dates:
January: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29

February: 1, 3 (Full), 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28
March: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31
April: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30
May: 1, 2, 3

This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.

Please contact us for departure dates and availability. Or simply book online. A date of your choice is available for groups of 6 or more people. Subject to availability.E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 


    Abel Tasman Coast Track: Classed as one of the nine 'New Zealand Great Walks', blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches, remarkable rock formations, and lush coastal native bush, the 38 km Abel Tasman Coast Track has it all.

    The Abel Tasman Coast Track is located within the Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand's South Island. It extends from Marahau in the south to Wainui in the north, with many side tracks.

    The idyllic Abel Tasman Coastal Track links a myriad of crescent-shaped coves of glittering golden sand, washed by the crystal-clear waters of Tasman Bay. Wander along beaches that constantly invite you in for a swim and hike around headlands with commanding views. Fur seals are found along the coast of the park, particularly on the headlands at Separation Point and near Tonga Island. Little blue penguins feed at sea during the day and return to the park’s islands at night. Common dolphins are often seen playing in the waves.

  • Accommodation

    2 nights' accommodation at two different beachfront lodges, (4 to 4.5 star), the only lodge accommodation option right on the beach in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park. Each preserving a different aspect of European settlement in the area. Enjoy a wilderness experience without giving up modern conveniences.

    Meadowbank Homestead
    One of only two Beachfront Lodges within the boundaries of Abel Tasman National Park. With no road access you will be transferred to the accommodation by water cruise. Here you can spend more time in the stunning National Park. No need to leave the Park to enjoy modern comforts with ensuite accommodation.

    After a day of walking, return to your own room and have a hot shower. Over a fine 3-course dinner, swap stories with fellow travellers, be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves lapping against golden sands then wake to breakfast overlooking the gardens by the sea with the day planned to suit your interests, fitness levels, tides and local conditions.

    Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa is a replica of the Wilson family's ancestral home, built on the 'finest site in the bay' in 1884.

    Torrent Bay Lodge
    Sitting just above the tideline on the edge of a golden beach, Torrent Bay Lodge retains all the charm of a relaxing holiday home, far away from the hustle and bustle of town.There is no road access to this popular bay in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park. It can only be reached by boat or by walking along the coastal track.

    After your day walking in the National Park, enjoy a welcome that includes hot and cold drinks with delicious snacks while you wait for your hosts to prepare your evening meal. You can laze on the sun deck or feel the sand between your toes on the beach in front of the lodge. In winter, cosy up by our open fire. The in-house bar serves a selection of local beers and wines.

    After dinner, stay up late gazing at the stars or retire to your comfortable bed and let the waves soothe you to sleep. Have a morning sleep-in, or watch the sun rise as you soak up the beauty and tranquility of the park to yourself, long before the day visitors arrive. Then we serve up a home-cooked kiwi breakfast with a delicious selection of wholesome cereal, toast and freshly brewed coffee.

    Please contact us for accommodation upgrades. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • Food & Wine

    You will enjoy great New Zealand food and wine during the walking tour.

    Breakfast A continental breakfast or cooked breakfast is included each day.

    Lunch A freshly packed lunch (sandwich, home baking, fruit and a juice) will be provided.

    Morning and Afternoon tea snacks are will be provided on the track each day.

    Dinner Enjoy gourmet meals (three course) at beachfront lodges.
  • Experiences

    - Expert guided three-day-two-night walking and sea kayaking journey travelling through the world famous Abel Tasman Coast Track
    - Small groups of 12 walkers or less are hosted by experienced guides, who have warm personalities and knowledge of the natural environment
    - 2 nights accommodation with beachfront lodges full of characters. Enjoy a wilderness experience without giving up modern conveniences.
    - Great New Zealand food and wine. 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners plus morning teas and afternoon teas. Enjoy gourmet dinner (three course) .
    - Water cruise from Kaiteriteri at the southern tip of the Park, north to Totaranui to explore the contours of the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline.
    - A warm kiwi welcome ceremony
    - Return group transfer from/to Nelson

  • DAY 1

  • DAY 2

  • DAY 3

  • What's included

    - 2 nights' beachfront lodge accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expenses).
    - All transport
    - Return transport to/from Nelson
    - 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners. Gourmet home cooked dinner (three course)
  • walk distance

    Day 1: Approximately 7 km, 2.5 hours
    Day 2: Approximately 17 km, 7 hours
    Day 3: Approximately 13 - 16km, 4-5 hours

    Total: Approximately 37 - 40 km

  • Getting There

    The departure point is Nelson, New Zealand.

    How to Get to Nelson, NZ

    BY SEA
    Regular Cook Strait ferries provide vehicle and passenger access between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.

    BY AIR
    Nelson is fortunate to have five airlines servicing the region: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Originair, Sounds Air and air2there in and out of Nelson Airport, along with Golden Bay Air, based at Takaka in Golden Bay.

    The Nelson Tasman region is accessible by road from Christchurch, Blenheim, Picton, the West Coast and Murchison.
  • Weather and Climate

    With mild climate and sea breezes, the Abel Tasman National Park displays its stunning beauty any time of year.

    Summer months are the most popular months for spending time on the golden beaches, book ahead to ensure your walking holiday.

    Autumn is cooler in the evenings. As seasonal berries ripen, the forest comes alive with birdsong. Sea birds flock and maturing New Zealand fur seal pups are out exploring for new territories.

    Winter sunshine warms clear, crisp days. It’s ideal for photography as you can get amazing images with no sea breeze to ruffle the crystal water, and no heat haze to soften the vistas.

    Springcomes and the forest wakes. Native flowers are small and subtle, rewarding the careful observer with surprising variety and perfumes. Temperatures are ideal for walking and kayaking.

    12 Apostle walk temperature

    (Data sourced from www.doc.govt.nz, monitored at Totaranui, Units = °C)
  • Other Information

    Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

    A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    General Cancellation Policies
    - Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
    - Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
    - No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
    - We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Cancellation by The Tour Operator
    The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

    Force Majeure
    'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

    In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

    For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

    Travel Insurance
    In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
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