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Address: 1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Rd, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-528 2027
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Year-round guided and independent walking, guided sea kayaking and water...

Year-round guided and independent walking, guided sea kayaking and water transport in Abel Tasman National Park. Options from 2 hours to 5 days in the Park. Fast, safe comfortable Vista Cruise. Overnight at Torrent Bay Lodge or Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa on the beachfront within Park boundaries. Ensuite accommodation, fine food, no heavy packs to carry. Travel with multiple NZ Tourism Award winners. Let us take care of the details while you switch off and enjoy.

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We just returned from a 3 day kayak+hike trip and had a fantastic time. The weather was gorgeous and the seas calm which helped with kayaking! more than anything the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just returned from a 3 day kayak+hike trip and had a fantastic time. The weather was gorgeous and the seas calm which helped with kayaking! more than anything the professionalism of the guides (Tim and Garrett) were absolutely outstanding. They went beyond our expectations at making us visit every corner of the coast a kayak discovery. Their kayaks were... More 

Thank BoulderFrenchie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did Wilsons tour #3 (seals and beach) because it included a seal colony viewing, a walk and a boat ride. This is a great tour, and the walking is fantastic. The first 40 minutes or so of the walk from Tonga quarry is a bit boring (and quite a bit going up so can be tough, but it's worth... More 

Thank Jamie R
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried to book a trip with Wilson's online and by phone through an i-Site (Tourist Information Office). The website was incredibly slow and I was able neither to establish availability of the specific date/time I wanted nor to book when I tried to do that anyway. I also tried to book through the Motueka i-Site and the member of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boat right picked us up in downtown near the Shoreline restaurant. Hour long boat ride with views of he shoreline of the Abel Tasman Park. Dropped us off at Tonga and picked us back up at Medlands beach. Hour ride back. They give you 3-3 1/2 hours to do a 3 hike so we hung out on the beach at... More 

Thank Jake K
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New to kayaking we took the Split Apple tour, Scott was great, patient, knowledgable, great sense of humour when explaining safety and how to paddle, this relaxed us. Beautiful coast line, seas are not rough, even saw a seal, plenty to look at and enjoy including caves.

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Sequim, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My honey and I enjoyed a magical day in Abel Tasman National Park that was arranged and transported by Wilsons. This unique company has a wide variety of services from day trips to overnight stays with lots of different possibilities depending on your energy level. I called their 800 phone number and asked what we should see in a day... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We signed up for a three day combination hike & Kayak experience. The first kayaking day had some winds and currents come up and make it interesting for some novice kayakers. The guides Shannon and Mie Chi were very adept and adjusting the trip to the weather and the customers comfort factor. Some people wanted to change from Kayaking to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just completed the three day walk/kayak trip with our guides Tim and Karin. Due to weather blowing in from Australia (cyclone Debbie) it turned into a walk only trip because of wind and sea conditions. It was absolutely the correct call though we were, naturally, disappointed. The walk was really nice and Tim and Karin had the perfect mix... More 

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Burleigh Dc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip was simply amazing The organisation was first class The accomadation and food was very good The staff was excellent.We had Paddy as a guide who was very informative and friendly and a excellent guide.The walking and kayaking was breathtaking.We would recommend this trip to all our friends.Make sure you take your bug spray for sand flies.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I truly enjoyed our time in the Abel Tasman National Park and the great service provided by Wilsons. Very comfortable boat (with outdoor sitting on top), very friendly and professional crew. Wilsons offers a variety of options, we selected VISTA - Opt 6 Swing Bridge Bush & Beach (Extended), and had a great time... super pleasant cruise... More 

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