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The Anchorage Bay, Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand See on map
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Breakfast included
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Wifi
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All reviews anchorage bay hot shower tea and coffee private cabin one night double room abel tasman bring your own unique experience great bbq the upper deck day trip great company dorm style climb down cool place clear night
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with Aquapackers in Anchorage Bay during our Abel Tasman hike and it was a great experience. The boat was clean, the food was excellent and the hosts very kind. We would definitely stay again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd never written a review on tripadvisor before but staying at 'Aquapackers' with Jane and Wade as our hosts made me realize I should do so - because it was the most amazing experience and definitely one of my highlights of a two months vacation...More

Thank Amelie H
Response from JaneM4546, Owner at AquapackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amelie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a "glowing" review. Really appreciated. Hope you get many more lasting memories in your final 3 weeks, we too get lasting memories of fun nights and great guests. Safe travels.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the highlight of our Abel Tasman trip! A quintessential Kiwi experience as Jane and Wade are great hosts with plenty of local knowledge and stories. The BBQ dinner and breakfast were delicious and plentiful. Our couples room was comfortable and a great way to...More

Thank Trip447454
Response from JaneM4546, Owner at AquapackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Team, Stoked you enjoyed your stay and the food. Yes Wades knowledge of the park is a great asset to us. Thank you for your review. Safe travels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely way to end a day of walking the Abel Tasman. Jane and Wade are wonderful hosts, lovely people with great information and stories of the local area. They run an organised operation offering fresh and delicious homemade meals along with comfy and clean...More

Thank Elle M
Response from JaneM4546, Owner at AquapackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elle, Thank you for your kind words. Am pleased you both enjoyed your time here. Feel blessed to be able to share our boat/home with like minded, laid back people. Safe travels.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had only one night and wishing i had more time to spend another. Great BBQ dinner, and an amazing breakfast to start the day. A lovely way to spend a night and relax on board. Private rooms or can do dorm style if a few...More

Thank ShannonJ2012
Response from JaneM4546, Owner at AquapackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Shannon, pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you can convince your husband to do the hike...or at least part of it with you another time. Safe travels. Cheers Jane

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Welcome to Aquapackers, New Zealand's only floating backpackers accommodation. Owners Jane and Mark welcome you to experience an unforgettable stay on their catamaran in Anchorage Bay, Abel Tasman National More Park. Enjoy the peace and quiet of Abel Tasman National Park from the deck of their specially converted catamaran and relax in your own private cabin, or one of the 2 dorm rooms. All bedding is provided, and the rate includes a delicious BBQ dinner in the evening and continental breakfast in the morning. Aquapackers is a purpose-built catamaran offering shared living space inside with a large dining table, chairs and bench seats, and several decks to soak up the views of Abel Tasman National Park. There is no road access to Aquapackers. You can either walk in on the Abel Tasman Coastal track, take a water taxi, or kayak. We'll pick you up from the beach. Aquapackers is open from October 1 through to 30 April every year. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Abel Tasman National Park
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Abel Tasman National Park
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"The double rooms would be better if you require privacy"
juliaspark
Mar. 14, 2018
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"If your a couple spend the bit extra and get a double room"
sallyg329
Feb. 25, 2018
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"Nice to have a private cabin. Dorm accommodation in the twin hulls was tightly packed and very hot the..."
sbwebb847
Jan. 21, 2018
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"The double cabin was very comfortable."
HJRLondon
Oct. 16, 2017
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