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Wilsons Abel Tasman

1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Rd, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
+64 3-528 2027
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Wow utterly impressed with the quality of this tour

We just returned from a 3 day kayak+hike trip and had a fantastic time. The weather was gorgeous... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2017
BoulderFrenchie
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Boulder, Colorado
Honest Review - Very good but could be excellent with a few tweaks...

We did Wilsons tour #3 (seals and beach) because it included a seal colony viewing, a walk and a... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
Jamie R
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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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1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Rd, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2017 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...More

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed April 13, 2017

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...More

Thank H3913LQdavidl
Reviewed April 11, 2017

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...More

Thank Jake K
Reviewed April 10, 2017 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...More

Thank WNGT2
Reviewed April 9, 2017

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....More

Thank ronvoyage
Reviewed April 8, 2017

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...More

Thank Steve46772
Reviewed April 4, 2017 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,...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed April 3, 2017

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...More

Thank markcZ2009PV
Reviewed April 3, 2017

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...More

Thank Dom21076
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Phil R
Hi. We are booked for the 18th March. The trip says it includes beaches, bays and seals and guided kayaking with lunch. Just wondering do I have to do the kayaking or can I opt out of that bit? My husband will definitely want to do all. Thanks, Phil and John Regan
March 11, 2017|
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Response from HLHAbeltas | Property representative |
Hi there, it is possible for one to kayak and the other to walk, cruise or relax on the beach. Please email us or call us with your booking number to discuss all the options
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jeyates
Does Wilsons provide a bus service from Nelson to Kaiteriteri?
March 9, 2017|
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Response from HLHAbeltas | Property representative |
For day trips, we use Abel Tasman Coachlines. Overnight, Lodge-based trips include transport on our own coach from Nelson.
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Larry T
How would you rate the picnic lunch? Are we better to bring our own
March 4, 2017|
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Response from HLHAbeltas | Property representative |
There are photos on the website. Hover over A Day in the headings along the top of the home page to find the page for Picnic Lunches.
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