Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Trekking
  • Explorer
  • Active and outdoor
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 11
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  • Starts Nelson, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +6
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spend two days hiking through the pristine wilderness of Abel Tasman National Park. Walk along the coast track to Barks Bay and Anchorage, and swim in the crystal clear waters of Cleopatra’s Pool.
  • Learn of withstanding Māori customs, blessings and etiquette in Abel Tasman National Park. During a special waka (Māori canoe) experience, a local waka guide will fill you in on the area’s history and traditions.
  • Hike a spectacular limestone river canyon in Paparoa National Park, collecting wood for a fire in an overhang cave near your secluded campsite.
  • Cycle the West Coast Wilderness Trail on a selfguided biking experience between the Arahura River Bridge and historic Kumara. You will pedal past native forests, clear streams and panoramas just asking for a photo.
Start in Nelson and end in Christchurch, the trip Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests is a guided explorer tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Edwards Hut, Paparoa National Park, Christchurch and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Go beyond the usual suspects on New Zealand’s South Island as you spend eight days discovering alpine wilderness, coastal trails and crystal-clear waters. As you spend time travelling from Nelson to Christchurch via the west coast, experience two days hiking through the ethereal and unspoiled beauty of Abel Tasman National Park, take a self-guided cycle the West Coast Wilderness Trail between Arahura River and Kumara, and head above the treeline in Arthur’s Pass to Edwards Hut. Learn of local Māori traditions and customs, paddling in a traditional waka (canoe), and have time to explore historic townships along the way. It’s not New Zealand without rugged mountaintops, pristine waters and spectacular winding roads, and you’ll hit all three and more with local guides leading you each day.
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  • On May 09 2019
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  • Grace
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  • On Oct 18 2018
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  • On Jan 22 2019
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park
  • Day 2: Abel Tasman National Park
  • Day 3: Murchison
  • Day 4: Paparoa National Park
  • Day 5: Hokitika
  • Day 6: Arthur's Pass
  • Day 7: Edwards Hut
  • Day 8: Christchurch
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (4 nights), Lodge (1 night), Hut (1 night), Basic Hut (1 night).
Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Transport
  • Boat , Waka Canoe , Bicycle , Private Vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Abel Tasman Coastal Track - Hike to Bark Bay
  • Abel Tasman Coastal Track - Hike to Anchorage Camp
  • Abel Tasman NP - Waka Paddle
  • Charleston - Headlands Hike
  • Paparoa National Park - Hike
  • West Coast Wilderness Trail - Bike Hire
  • Arthur's Pass - Hike to Edwards Hut
  • Arthur's Pass - Return Hike
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Nelson and from Christchurch are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 March 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
  • This trip is a real adventure with Kiwi-style hiking and carrying your own belongings including a sleeping bag.
  • On these trips everyone lends a hand: whether it’s cooking over a campfire, collecting firewood or pitching a tent together. There’s nothing quite like wrestling a tent in the wind to get to know your fellow travellers.
  • No multi-day hiking experience is needed but you need to be a good walker and able to carry a backpack. And yes, occasionally you might just get your feet wet!
  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic and international travel prior to booking this trip.
  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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