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Abel Tasman Guides are here to lead you on your journey of discovery through the magical Abel Tasman National Park. With guided & unguided trips, we can make just about anything happen for you - including organising pre & post-trip accommodation...more
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Marahau 7197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

my Friend and I booked this trip all via email and were not disappointed. We got an email just before we headed over to Marahau (we live in Blenheim) and they advised us of a road closure due to the cyclone, also change of plan...More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

We love reviews like this - we work to make it happen like this! Yahoo!

Reviewed 8 April 2018

I have been extremely impressed by the trip that Wally and Chris have planned and prepared for my friends and I in April this year. This included tailoring the trip specifically to our requests and changes to the trip to take into account the damage...More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Every trip we create is a custom trip - this one was a bit more custom than usual - we provided a water taxi transfer passed the damaged section of track - so guests could enjoy the stunning remote northern part of the Abel Tasman...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

We can not praise Abel Tasman Guides highly enough. We had arranged to undertake the Abel Tasman 4 day walk only to have cyclone Gita pass through the park the day we were supposed to fly in and start our walk. Wally & Chris had...More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Yes Cyclone Gita - certainly made access to the Abel Tasman Track a challenge - but the great thing was that the track itself was relatively undamaged - and so we did everything possible to get our John & Sera to their trip, and it...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018

Abel Tasman Guides are fantastic. They organised everything for us, including our stays on the Aquapackers Boat at Anchorage, Awaroa Lodge at Awaroa inlet and Ratanui Lodge at Pohara Beach. All the accommodation was superb. Great service and high levels of accommodation and food. We...More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

So great to hear you had such a wonderful trip!

Reviewed 21 February 2018

We chose Abel Tasman Guides because they were the first walking company in the area to respond to our email inquiry. We were not disappointed. Wally and his team are wonderful hosts. I would recommend staying at their home in Marahau before the walk as...More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Well noted, we are the only guided (and unguided) walking company based in Marahau - at the South end of the Abel Tasman Track. We are a family company that employs experienced local guides! Ian is a pioneer kayak guide from way back and has...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

We arranged the 3 day elegant unguided walk from Totaranui back to Marahau. Cost was NZ $732 per person. Pretrip communications were excellent. They made all the accommodation arrangements, provided daily lunches and Aqua taxi arrangements. Met up with Cab at Aqua Taxi for final...More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Sometimes things happen on trips - here we had a booking issue and very poor weather – we like to think we are sensitive & nimble enough – to make things right during the trip – we applied this attitude on this trip. The booking...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Three of us have just finished a three day guided tour with this family owned business. They looked after us extremely well, from start to finish. The experience was exactly what we hoped for, a relaxed walk with both our guides, learning lots of interesting...More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Fantastic - Aspirations met that's our goal

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Wow! what a wonderful three days we had walking the Abel Tasman. One brave, tolerant, informative guide Ian, who took on the challenge of six woman in their 50s. From the very uncomplicated booking system through ‘Wally’ from Able Tasman guides, to being picked up...More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thanks Gillian & team - every time the Abel Tasman Track is a wonderful adventure! Our guide Ian, a few little suprises and stunning colours, textures and vistas all with a glass of wine bring out the magic of the Abel Tasman,

Reviewed 22 January 2018

We did the 4 day walk from Totaranui back to Marahau. Abel Tasman Guides were really helpful in providing different options when we were booking, including explaining the tide situation. An information pack was awaiting us on arrival at our Airbnb and was very full....More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Brilliant! weather, fun and those little details that make it come together beautifully - so pleased you had such a great time!

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Abel Tasman guides has perfectly organized our glamping in Abel Tasman Park. We spent two days walking on own, they took care of our accomodation at Anchorage, our meals and luggage and people transfer. Wally was extremely helpful during the pre tour organization, Sarah was...More

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Wally B, Owner at Abel Tasman Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

So pleased that everything worked out so well! Anchorage is a slice of heaven - the most perfect beach in the Abel Tasman - it is a special place to spend a night close to nature! A fine evening meal with wine completes the picture.

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gmyjby
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Response from Wally B | Property representative |
Yes we can do exactly as you wish - a one day kayak and hike trip in the Abel Tasman. Arrive Marahau by 8.30am Kayak half a day to watering cove via Adele island - then walk back to Marahau (about 3.5hrs) a great trip cost... More
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