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The Anchorage Bay, Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand See on map
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Wifi
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the Aquapackers boat. Mark and Jane were fabulous hosts - great fun and entertaining. Meeting new people and enjoying excellent food together was a treat. Jane, you need to produce a salad cookbook!!

Thank Sue B
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded April 26, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards M & J.

Reviewed April 19, 2018

Had a great night with Jane and Wade on Aquapackers. Was our first night on our three day Able Tasman tramp. They were both very friendly and shared their local knowledge. Stunning views and great food (would love to be able to replicate your brocolli...More

Thank Shan K
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded April 28, 2018

Thank you for your review. Yeh we really do live in a "great neck of the woods". Pleased you all enjoyed your stay. Feel free to email and I'll pass on the broccoli salad recipe. Safe travels. Jane

Reviewed April 8, 2018

Aquapackers were our first night's accommodation on a 5 day trip in the Abel Tasman. The hosts (Jane and Wade) were funny, warm and accommodating, setting the bar very high indeed! My partner and I were able to share a double room and it was...More

Thank Ssu L
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for you review. Pleased we helped in starting your journey in the Abel Tasman on a positive. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your walk. Safe travels.

Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Wow this place is awesome and the hosts (Mark and Jane) are incredible. We had a group of 10 of us and they were absolutely welcoming and amazing from the moment we stepped onboard (well even before we did). Can’t talk highly enough about the...More

Thank Scottyboynz
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are blessed with a great backyard to share with guests, as always its the people who make it fun. Glad you all enjoyed your stay, pleasure to have you on board. Safe Travels

Reviewed March 14, 2018

I was lucky enough to host a group of clients here earlier in the week. What a unique experience... Mark and Jane were so accommodating and were a pleasure to deal with leading up to our stay. They really have a great little business here...More

Thank juliaspark
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded March 21, 2018

Hi Julia, So pleased you and your clients had a good time on board. Look forward to seeing you all again some time in the future. Safe travels in the meantime. Mark and 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 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.

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New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionAbel Tasman National Park
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"The double rooms would be better if you require privacy"
Mar 14, 2018
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"If your a couple spend the bit extra and get a double room"
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..."
Jan 21, 2018
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"The double cabin was very comfortable."
Oct 16, 2017
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