Day 1 Arrive Nelson Airport where you will be met by your driver who will
transfer you to your accommodation for the night.
Rest of the afternoon you are free to discover Nelson with its
restaurants, craft and local artists.
Day 2 This morning you will be transfered to Motueka.
After being briefed by your guide you will depart by coach to
Kaiteriteri. Here you will board your water taxi to cruise to
After arrival, relax or explore Totataranui before commencing your walk to
Awaroa Inlet. You will either walk, if the tide is out, or take a boat
ride across the stunning expanse of the largest inlet on the coast.
Early evening, aprox 5.00 pm, you will be welcomed at Meadowbank
Homestead at Awaroa, right on the edge of the inlet.
Freshen up with a hot shower in your ensuite room while your hosts
prepare a delicious evening meal. Local beer and wine is available
for purchase at the in-house bar.
Overnight at Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa
Day 3 Explore Awaroa
Relax over breakfast overlooking Meadowbank’s gardens and the
beautiful waters of Abel Tasman’s largest tidal estuary. Your guide
will help you create your perfect day whether you want to be active
in Awaroa’s beautiful surrounds or, kayak, visit the historic pier and
post European arrival sites or simply savour the comfort and
tranquillity of Meadowbank. Overnight at Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa
Day 4 Awaroa to Torrent Bay Wake again to breakfast overlooking Meadowbank’s gardens and the
waters of Abel Tasman’s largest tidal estuary. Walk over a forested
saddle to Onetahuti where your guide will settle you into your
stable, double kayak with full instructions and safety briefing. You’ll
then kayak through Tonga Island Marine Reserve and explore
hidden inlets on the way to Torrent Bay. Overnight at Torrent Bay Lodge
Day 5 Explore Torrent Bay. Your guide will happily help you choose what to do today, whether you want
to head off on adventures or just relax at the beachfront lodge. A range of
actvities are included for your enjoyment.
Day 6 Torrent Bay to Kaiteriteri/Motueka/Nelson
Wake up to morning light on the golden sands of Torrent Bay and a hearty
breakfast to set you up for paddling to Te Pukatea Bay and past the islands
of the Astrolabe Roadstead to Kaiteriteri.
You will arrive at Kaiteriteri approximately 3.30pm where you will be met by
your driver for the return drive to Nelson and your accommodation for the
Day 7 This morning after breakfast check out of your accommodation.
Your transfer to the airport for your flight home will be scheduled to
meet your check in time at Nelson Airport.
Arrival and departure Airport transfers
Transfers from Nelson to Motueka and return from Kaiteriteri
Coast cruise to Totaranui
4 nights’ beachfront lodge accommodation in Abel Tasman National Park with luggage transfersAll meals and expert hosts in the heart of Abel Tasman National ParkYour choice of guided or self-guided walks and kayak trips2 nights’ accommodation in Nelson.