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Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks

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Address: Stilwells Bay, Abel Tasman National Park 7198, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-528 9602
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Our guided walks take you to our 'kiwi' bach built in the early 1900s by a...

Our guided walks take you to our 'kiwi' bach built in the early 1900s by a farmer attempting to run sheep along the rocky granite coastline of what is today the renowned Abel Tasman National Park. Old but brimming with history, visitors hear the tales of whale strandings and local stories while enjoying a lunch stop in one of the most beautiful bays of the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Everything we hoped for! Thank you Ken & Maree!

Great accommodations and a wonderful guided walking tour! We stayed two nights at the end of our honeymoon in the Estuary Studio, which was super cozy and spacious, with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great accommodations and a wonderful guided walking tour! We stayed two nights at the end of our honeymoon in the Estuary Studio, which was super cozy and spacious, with a gorgeous garden and an incredible of privacy. It was a huge relief from busy hotels and there is access to everything you need--kitchenette, laundry, grill, lovely local walking areas and... More 

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Thank Kate G
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ken and Maree are the perfect team: Maree is in contact with the guests in advance, answers very patiently to all the questions you may have and prepares the breakfast-boxes. Ken is the tour guide with a big knowledge about all the Abel Tasman attractions, plants, animals and Maori-stories. We really had two perfect days, with amazing bays, kayaking, hiking... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Imagine walking along one of the world's most beautiful coastlines, ducking in and out of exotic forests and stunning cascades. This is the scenery Ken Cook takes you through, paired with his knowledge of the forest and coast. His passion for the area is clear and relaxed tour gives one time to appreciate what makes this coast special. The lovely... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After walking the Queen Charlotte a few days earlier we thought that would be hard to beat. But we think it did. A lovely mixture of beaches and cliff walking and expertly organised by Wally and Chris. They could not do enough for us. This was a self guided 4 day/3 night walk with stunning views and outstanding accommodation and... More 

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Solihull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We spent 3 nights and 2 days at the Riwaka Retreat Studio accommodation close to Abel Tasman National Park. On the first day we hiked from Apple Tree Bay to Watering Cove in the morning and then kayaked back to Marahau in the afternoon. On the second day we hiked from Anchorage to Tonga Quarry. Throughout the two days Ken... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a beautiful sunny walk along the Abel Tasman coastal path to our destination of Anchorage, about a four hour walk. With amazing views of sea, beaches and waterfalls and surrounded by a host of beautifully coloured trees. The Anchorage beach was such a lovely place. The views were spectacular and the beach was so peaceful. We spent about... More 

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The coast walk from Anchorage hut back to the Abel Tasman centre was a delight. The trip kicked off with a high speed boat trip up the coast in the Centre's water taxi. You climb aboard the taxi in the car park and are towed into the sea by a tractor. All in all a wonderful adventure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The view and environment is just the ultimate dream! You will never feel disappointed with these views. We managed to drive down, so it was amazing to experience the long drives filled with beautiful landscapes of nature!

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Thank Roselima S
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Ken is a great guide. He selected walks that were interesting and well suited to our capabilities. He seemed very knowledgeable about the local flora (we didn’t see much in the way of fauna) and had interesting insights on New Zealand history and culture. All in all, he was quite an enjoyable hiking companion. Ken and his very helpful wife,... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I cannot rave enough about how wonderful Chris Bruce was as our guide from Able Tasman Tours and Guided walks. What a fantastic time. Chris was a terrific guide. Knew something about everything and we all chatted like old friends the entire way 15 km walk. He was not only knowledgeable about the park but also could answer a dozen... More 

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