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Aroha Abel Tasman

67 reviews
Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
About Aroha Abel Tasman
Aroha Abel Tasman is a small, independent guided walking company based in the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand. We specialise in small group adventures with a personal touch, and our experienced local guides have an unrivalled passion for what they do. We have an amazing wealth of knowledge of the history, culture, and wildlife of the area, and would love to share our many stories with you. We also offer walking and kayaking combination trips, multi-day walks, private guiding, bespoke packages and cruises.
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

We visited the Abel Tasman with Ecotours last year and were stunned by its natural beauty and wildlife. We saw the coastline from the sea with only some time ashore and recommend that you spend time at sea and on land to get the full...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

We had a one day walking tour in Abel Tasman with Laurie in late December 2018. He was an excellent host and guide. We learned so much about the park, including its history and all the species of plants and animals that live there. Everything...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

I booked on the Explorer package that involves sea kayaking , guided tour of the park and ascents on Mount Arthur and Julius Peak as part of a tramp around Nelson’s Lakes. Laurie was my guide and he was excellent. His knowledge of the area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We called Laurie on a sunday afternoon !! By monday afternoon, our trekking in Abel Tasman was planned and organised. What a service.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Aroha_Abel_Tasman, Owner at Aroha Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you Axel, it was a pleasure. Hope you have a great time.

Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable stay in well appointed and clean comfortable accommodation. Everything needed was supplied and very helpful delightful hosts. Even the pet chickens were welcoming.

Date of experience: February 2018
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Aroha Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

Thank you Colin for reviewing us - yes the chickens are very welcoming, sometimes too much so! Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and were comfortable. Regards Maree

Reviewed February 8, 2018

We had a one-day programme that fit our short schedule. Ken expertly navigated the various levels of ability within our group and connected easily with everyone including those less-proficient in English. Great assessment of peoples' capabilities and adaptation of the programme to fit. Learnt a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

We spent 4 nights in Estuary Cottage, which was homely and comfortable and a truly kiwi experience. Maree and Ken were very welcoming and helpful hosts. On one of our days Ken acted as our guide on a walk in the Abel Tasman National Park....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Aroha Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us Jane - we hope you moved on from Riwaka Retreat refreshed and with good memories of your time with us:) Maree

Reviewed July 14, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Abel Tasman park, mainly due to a great guide who knew his way around and was very personable. He knew many things about the area and the park itself was stunning. It was very useful to have a guide...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Aroha Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thank you Lara for your kind words and for reviewing us. Ken enjoyed his time out with you three and we hope your mum and brother can get out to New Zealand at some stage. All the best for your future. Maree

Reviewed April 18, 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Aroha Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Our pleasure - so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Maree

Reviewed March 24, 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,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Aroha Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

We enjoyed taking you into the Abel Tasman and so pleased we were able to show you the seals, with the compliments of Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles water taxi. The world is full of great experiences and we are so pleased that you class your...More

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