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Breakfast included
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Wifi
Pool
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All reviews anchorage bay bbq dinner hot shower tea and coffee private cabin one night unique experience abel tasman double bed top deck fantastic hosts bring your own next morning other guests great bbq a great place to stay great company
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mark and Jane are super hosts ..... We arrived hot and tired - straight to the top to jump off boat .... Jane and Mark instantly made us feel at home and even got some smiles from my 2 teenagers ! Our room was clean...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Jools27Wanaka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great. After a day of kayaking and feeling tired and deshevelled, the welcome greeting and fantastic facilities are the perfect place to restore before hitting Abel Tasman again the next day. Food was wonderful, and in abundance (you will not go hungry...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank nicky622
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first booked Aquapackers we weren’t sure what to expect, however from the moment we were picked up from the beach we knew we’d made the right choice! Mark and Jane were amazing hosts and I would definitely recommend staying here if you’re visiting...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 235alannaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a double room on our first night of walking Abel Tasman Track...we were very comfortable.The boat is super clean & has a special ambience.Mark & Jane wonderful hosts...generous helpings of delicious food and relaxed conversation with the mixed range of guests.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank GoldenBayRata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time with Jane and Mark. They were fantastic hosts, made us feel very welcome and cooked a great dinner and breakfast. The location is just stunning and it’s a great break from life!

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Flowerpot90
Response from JaneM4546, Owner at AquapackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Really happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Not a bad backyard is it. Thank you for your review and safe travels.

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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
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
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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Traveler (40)
Room & Suite (15)
Dining (12)
Pool & Beach (8)
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"Private cabin if available ."
flashpackersinc
Nov 23, 2018
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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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