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Very enjoyable stay in well appointed and clean comfortable accommodation. Everything needed was... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
ColHenderson
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Fabulous one-day trip

We had a one-day programme that fit our short schedule. Ken expertly navigated the various levels... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
kcinth
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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...more
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Stilwells Bay, Abel Tasman National Park 7198, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable stay in well appointed and clean comfortable accommodation. Everything needed was supplied and very helpful delightful hosts. Even the pet chickens were welcoming.

Thank ColHenderson
KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Colin for reviewing us - yes the chickens are very welcoming, sometimes too much so! Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and were comfortable. Regards Maree

Reviewed 8 February 2018

We had a one-day programme that fit our short schedule. Ken expertly navigated the various levels of ability within our group and connected easily with everyone including those less-proficient in English. Great assessment of peoples' capabilities and adaptation of the programme to fit. Learnt a...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We spent 4 nights in Estuary Cottage, which was homely and comfortable and a truly kiwi experience. Maree and Ken were very welcoming and helpful hosts. On one of our days Ken acted as our guide on a walk in the Abel Tasman National Park....More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us Jane - we hope you moved on from Riwaka Retreat refreshed and with good memories of your time with us:) Maree

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Abel Tasman park, mainly due to a great guide who knew his way around and was very personable. He knew many things about the area and the park itself was stunning. It was very useful to have a guide...More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you Lara for your kind words and for reviewing us. Ken enjoyed his time out with you three and we hope your mum and brother can get out to New Zealand at some stage. All the best for your future. Maree

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Our trip was all organized by e-mail. When we arrived in Nelson and collected our paperwork everything was in order for a great trip. The route, accommodation and lunches were great! Thanks for a great trip.

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Our pleasure - so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Maree

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I had an amazing day in Abel Tasman National park with Ken. the Park is stunning, the beaches are amazing and the water has a wonderful color. Ken is very knowledgeable and friendly, I enjoyed my day walking and learning many things about plants, species,...More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We enjoyed taking you into the Abel Tasman and so pleased we were able to show you the seals, with the compliments of Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles water taxi. The world is full of great experiences and we are so pleased that you class your...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had the best of times with our guide Ken, who told us many interesting things of the nature and history of Abel Tasman park. The tracks were pleasant to walk and the beaches marvellous. We chose the "Paddle me home" tour, which was a...More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us Ann, albeit the sore arms. I hope this didn't hang around too long and experience it myself regularly when I am not kayaking much. We love the Abel Tasman and it's nature and enjoy sharing it...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I booked our Abel Tasman trek via Abel Tasman Tours. . They were quick to offer suggestions and organized our trip efficiently. We had to change our dates a little bit and it presented no problem. My wife developed some back issues...More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to do a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your adventure. Maree

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We had a one day guided walk with Jen taking the coastal path to Anchorage with lunch stop, very informative it was great to enjoy the walk without worrying about organisation, our second day we spent with Wilsons for a full day of sea kayaking,...More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the activities we arranged for you. It is really appreciated that you took the time to review us - thank you. Maree

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the "paddle me home" trip and had a great time. We met our guide (Ken) in Kaiteriteri and boarded the water taxi for Apple Tree Bay. Ken guided us well through our almost three hour walk along the Abel Tasman costal path and...More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for your positive comments about our Paddle Me Home walk and kayak trip. We are pleased that you enjoyed your day out with us and have reminded the kayak operator regarding the basic instruction that is required for all clients. Let's hope that...More

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