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Advice on Hiking in Abel Tasman?

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Advice on Hiking in Abel Tasman?

Hello again-- looking to do a 2-3 day hike in Abel Tasman without going with a guided tour group as we prefer to hike on our own and would like to save a bit on that expense. However, we are not planning to bring camping gear other than packs with us to NZ, so we would like to stay at some of the hotels/lodges within the park rather than the huts. Would love advice on where to leave from/head to and and suggested lodging... thinking we will be coming from a night in Nelson (though we could stay the night before closer to the park if that were recommended) and start off in the morning. Hike in one day, stay somewhere, continue on to either a second hotel in the park or just day hike that day and return to the same hotel and hike out on day 3. Not sure how things would work with our car if we head in to the park from one spot and then exit at another point though-- is it easy to obtain taxi/ferry back to the starting point? Thank you so much!

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1. Re: Advice on Hiking in Abel Tasman?

The Abel Tasman has only one Hotel/lodge in it at Awaroa, that is about two days walk to get too, realy if your not wanting to stay in the hut or camp out you could look up the Aqua packers, a boat anchored up in Anchorage and you could carry on your walk the next day, but remember the Aqua Taxi's can carrie all you baggage and your selves if your wanting to shorten you journey.

One of the best option up there would be to kayak a section, there are lots of companies operating but they can take you out to see the wildlife and cruise the coast rather than walk the whole way.

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2. Re: Advice on Hiking in Abel Tasman?

Thanks, I'll look into that!

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