My wife and I (60's) have heard about the Abel Tasman hike for more than 20 years. We are thinking of a trek on the Abel Tasman trail for 4-5 days in February. How do we figure out how to get to the start of the trek and then how to get back? Do we drive to the start and leave our car there? Is there an outfitter that will arrange the trip for us on a self-guided basis? Which company is recommended for this? Do we have to bring sleeping bags and food or are there catered huts/accomodations along the way (which is what we would prefer)?
Many thanks for any guidance on this subject.