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Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks

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Address: Stilwells Bay, Abel Tasman National Park 7198, New Zealand
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+64 3-528 9602
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Our guided walks take you to our 'kiwi' bach built in the early 1900s by a...

Our guided walks take you to our 'kiwi' bach built in the early 1900s by a farmer attempting to run sheep along the rocky granite coastline of what is today the renowned Abel Tasman National Park. Old but brimming with history, visitors hear the tales of whale strandings and local stories while enjoying a lunch stop in one of the most beautiful bays of the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Well organized trip

Our trip was all organized by e-mail. When we arrived in Nelson and collected our paperwork everything was in order for a great trip. The route, accommodation and lunches were... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
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Calgary
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Our trip was all organized by e-mail. When we arrived in Nelson and collected our paperwork everything was in order for a great trip. The route, accommodation and lunches were great! Thanks for a great trip.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I had an amazing day in Abel Tasman National park with Ken. the Park is stunning, the beaches are amazing and the water has a wonderful color. Ken is very knowledgeable and friendly, I enjoyed my day walking and learning many things about plants, species, history and much more. The lunch break was really great as well. I have said... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had the best of times with our guide Ken, who told us many interesting things of the nature and history of Abel Tasman park. The tracks were pleasant to walk and the beaches marvellous. We chose the "Paddle me home" tour, which was a good combination as you got to see the seaside with fur seals as well. Be... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I booked our Abel Tasman trek via Abel Tasman Tours. . They were quick to offer suggestions and organized our trip efficiently. We had to change our dates a little bit and it presented no problem. My wife developed some back issues so could not do the walk and at the last minute they adjusted the schedule... More 

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We had a one day guided walk with Jen taking the coastal path to Anchorage with lunch stop, very informative it was great to enjoy the walk without worrying about organisation, our second day we spent with Wilsons for a full day of sea kayaking, Maree provided amazing packed lunches for both days and ferried us back and forth to... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the "paddle me home" trip and had a great time. We met our guide (Ken) in Kaiteriteri and boarded the water taxi for Apple Tree Bay. Ken guided us well through our almost three hour walk along the Abel Tasman costal path and was very informative about the flora and fauna we saw along the way. A very... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took this guided hike yesterday and it was really awesome. Since nobody else had signed up for that day we got a personal tour! Ken was a wonderful tour guide and we learned a lot about this park and its plants and history as well as about New Zealand in general. Lunch in Ken and Marlee's... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were recommmended not to miss this area of South Island and we are glad we saw it. A search through trip advisor brought up Ken and Maree as hosts of a tour so we sent off our email, a little last minute but we're lucky to get a positive reply that they had space for 2 more. We stayed... More 

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us Tony and describing the activities you enjoyed on your days in the Abel Tasman with us. I spoke at some length with the kayak operator regarding your trip which did not seem up to its usual high standard. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are pleased to say that we have not... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our stay was 9-11th Jan 17, together with another couple (4 in total) in the Estuary Cottage at Maree & Ken Cook's Riwaka Retreat. Ken also took us on a guided walk (comfortable ~4 hours walking plus breaks (Ken had lots of local info) & enjoying great packed lunches both days & lunch at the Cook's bach) from Marahau to... More 

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you and your friends and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had lots of fun during your time with us. Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do this. Cheers Maree More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

These guys are fantastic. Every stage smoothly done and everyone going out of their way to provide a wonderful, seamless experience. We are so impressed with the service with each stage. Forgotten t-shirts and sunglasses cases found and returned, restaurants booked, lovely lunches, good trip tips, great communication. Marahau lodge is gorgeous too.I have only good things to say! Highly... More 

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Taking care of all the little things means our clients can have a fantastic experience. All the best. Maree More 

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