Experience Abel Tasman from Tōtaranui to Kaiteriteri with plenty of time to relax and explore parts of the national park many visitors don’t get to see. Enjoy two nights at each of the wonderful beachfront lodges at Torrent Bay and Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa.
Take a scenic drive through the coastal orchard and vineyards lining the highway from Nelson to Motueka and Kaiteriteri.
Board the comfortable Vista Cruise to travel the length of the golden Abel Tasman coast from Kaiteriteri north to Tōtaranui, relaxing on the viewing decks and enjoying refreshments from the cafe.
From Tōtaranui, walk through mature native forest and along secluded beaches to the breathtaking expanse of Awaroa Inlet where you’ll reach Meadowbank Homestead – a faithful recreation of the Wilson family’s original home on the ‘finest site in the bay’.
Relax over breakfast overlooking 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 just savour the comfort and tranquillity of Meadowbank.
Optional Activities: Explore Awaroa estuary on foot (up to 4 hours) or kayak (up to 2 hours; tides permitting), visit early European and pre-European historical sites, unwind on the beach, relax and enjoy the comforts of Meadowbank Homestead.
Your walk today follows the coastal track through cool native forest and reaches golden sand beaches, perfect for swimming. Start with a relaxing breakfast overlooking Meadowbank’s gardens and the beautiful waters beyond, then choose how much walking you want to do – your guide will arrange boat transfers to suit your needs.
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.
Optional Activities: Walk through breathtaking virgin forest up to the waterfalls on Falls River, kayak or walk around the estuary and visit the peaceful grotto of Cleopatra’s Pool, walk to the golden expanse of Anchorage beach and picturesque Te Pukatea cove visiting historic Māori sites at Pitt Head along the way, unwind on glorious Torrent Bay beach, relax and enjoy the comforts of the lodge.
Wake up to golden light on the sands of Torrent Bay and perhaps a coffee on the deck before breakfast. Today’s walk follows the easiest section of the coastal track through to Mārahau, with panoramic views across Tasman Bay to Nelson. This is a day rich in history, too, as your guide recounts stories of how major landmarks were named by early explorers.