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Kanuka Ridge Lodge Abel Tasman Backpackers

21 Moss Road, Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park 7197 New Zealand
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#2 of 7 Specialty lodging in Abel Tasman National Park
Stuart and Andrea welcome you to our friendly and peaceful accomodation at Kanuka Ridge Lodge and Backpackers. We are located on a sunny ridge surrounded with native bush and birdsong. With a 5 min. car drive to the start of the Abel Tasman National Park, it is the perfect base to explore the National Park and surroundings. We offer private double and twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms and double, twin and triple rooms with shared bathrooms. Information and bookings for water taxis or other activities like kayaking are all available here with us. Free WiFi, shared kitchen and lounge with a good selection of DVD's, tea and coffee, and a new BBQ for your use. Luggage storage, bike hire available to visit the local cafes and beaches and plenty of secure parking space. If you like peace and nature and have your own car, our place is right for you.
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Mtg wrote a review Nov 2019
20 contributions14 helpful votes
Great place and hosts. The kitchen is nice and the rooms are clean, well kept and nice. If you have a car (like we did) you can take it right upto ur room so no need of lugging luggage. Andrea was a delight in answering our questions and booking the aquataxi for us. The location is great, about 5 min from all the activity areas like canyoning, kayak, the park itself etc.
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Date of stay: November 2019
pak94 wrote a review May 2019
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom174 contributions28 helpful votes
The was one of my favourite stays in NZ simply because of the hosts. They were incredibly friendly, always talking to us, and also gave us some great advice about what walks to do and helped us book them. The place is really nice and quiet, being set a little out of Marahau. Our room (a twin), was small but comfortable - and we hardly came to hang around! The TV room was also a nice touch for watching DVDs (you can't actually watch TV) and also comfy. We chatted to Stuart for a bit and it sounds like they have some great plans for the place, so I would love to come back one day and see how it's all turned out!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Hilary A wrote a review Mar 2019
28 contributions20 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay with Andi and Stu,they were very welcoming and helpful! The facilities were clean and the kitchen is a great size. It's a very homely environment and they went above and beyond to make sure our stay was fabulous. Toilets are cleaned daily and a TV and chill day in their beautiful lounge with so many DVD choices is a must!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Kalpana p wrote a review Mar 2019
Los Angeles, California30 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at Kanuka ridge for 2 nights. First when we we got there it was before check in time so we waited a little bit to check in. No biggie. The first thing was smooth check in. We had 2 separate reservation. Andi made sure we stay in the same room for 2 nights. We got the cozy , clean room in the back with the views of trees. We were happy about the room. Next comes the super friendly host Stu. He have us so many tips about the hikes and a The area. We also booked our water taxi thru him. The kitchen was clean. Showers are super clean. They also have laundry. And a grill. Yay! What else you want? Btw clean drinking water that comes straight from the stream that goes by the property. So fill up your water bottles for the Hike. Definitely stay without a doubt. If I would visit Marahau again, 100% staying again.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Adam Danks wrote a review Feb 2019
England, United Kingdom30 contributions5 helpful votes
One of my favourite hostels I've stayed in over my 3 months of travelling Mainly because of the man running it. Stuart was such a laugh and so helpful He helped book any activity we wanted to do and even drove us down there for free as we had no car The hostel is a little bit out of the main town but worth it 100% recommend it As for Abel Tasman, it's a beautiful place. No shops really so if you're planning on cooking you might want to buy bits before arriving For things to do, there is a great walk there which takes around 6 hours. You can get a water taxi one way and walk back. It's a really lovely walk
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$53 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionAbel Tasman National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kanuka Ridge Lodge Abel Tasman Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Kanuka Ridge Lodge Abel Tasman Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Abel Tasman Coast Track (2.0 miles), Kaiteriteri Beach (2.4 miles), and Riwaka Resurgence (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kanuka Ridge Lodge Abel Tasman Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Kanuka Ridge Lodge Abel Tasman Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kanuka Ridge Lodge Abel Tasman Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Tui, Hooked on Marahau, and "The Views" Vegetarian Restaurant.