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Kanuka Ridge Abel Tasman Backpackers

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Kanuka Ridge over Easter in a group of 10 and had the best service anyone could expect. Stu and Andi went out of their way to make our short stop over in Marahau after kayaking the Abel Tasman as easy and comfortable as possible. Very welcoming! The rooms were all clean and tidy, and the setting amongst...

Thank MelCheri
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A group of nine of us stayed at Kanuka ridge and were given great hospitality from the moment we arrived. I stayed in a private room with a small deck and was only a short walk to the communal showers and kitchen which were immaculately clean and well-equipped. Although a little out of town the owners were happy to assist...

Thank Roxanne L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place in a great location. Unfortunately it was pouring with rain when we visited so we were thankful of the cosy lounge to watch a DVD! It would be beautiful in the sunshine though and very easy access for the national park.

1Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A little outside of Marahau situated, this hostel provides you with all your needs when staying in the Abel Tasman national park for a few days. Easily accessible by car and the bus can drop you off at the corner. When you do not have a car you can take free bikes for a 10 min. bike ride to Marahau....

Thank Tjaart S
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Here you feel like your staying out in the bush miles away from anywhere but your only a 10 minute drive from where the activities happen. It's quite and clean. The showers and kitchen are in a separate building from where you sleep but its not to far away. With no light pollution you can sit and look at the...

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My partner and I arrived in the afternoon and were greeted by the owners friendly dog. Walking into the reception we were greeted by the unenthusiastic lady who owns the lodge (along with her partner I think). We were first told not to throw a stick for the dog as it was too hot for the dog to be running...

Thank Rj770
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stayed for 3 nights, 2 before and 1 after doing the Abel Tasman walk Our private room was fine, clean, comfortable bed, nice bathroom Kitchen was fine, we didn't use it much WiFi required a walk down to reception as coverage was only there It is not really walkable to the start of the trail Strange final issue though. We...

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very clean and tidy Woke up every morning to bird songs. Beds very comphy! The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly given me many options to choose what I wanted to do that day and tailoring things to my interests. Highly recommended.

Thank joy l
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

If no car-this hostel is out of reach!! AS it happens we have missed the only bus going to" near by" marahau which leaves Nelson at 7:30 in the morning. There is no other public Transport! Explaining it to the hostel- but with bbh -no refund!!! Verry Disappointing AS there Was no way for US to get there, staff was...

Thank Andy A
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here after our hike in Abel Tasman and it was the perfect spot to shower, unwind, and stargaze. It's so peaceful, and the facilities are great. Fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, and laundry. Just what we needed after a 7 hour day of hiking! The owners, Cath and Al are very knowledgable about the area...

1Thank ashleycecilia

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Welcome to Kanuka Ridge Abel Tasman Backpackers. Enjoy starry nights and birdsong in our native bush surroundings while you rejuvenate or plan your Abel Tasman adventure. Onsite booking & info for kayaking, walking and water taxis. Modern, clean kitchen, heated rooms, bedding provided. Free WiFi, tea, coffee & gear storage. Friendly, knowledgeable local staff to ensure you have a quality experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kanuka Ridge Abel Tasman Backpackers

Address: 21 Moss Road, Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Abel Tasman National Park
Number of rooms: 8
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“The private rooms have a great balcony with stunning view, and luxurious bathrooms!”
HellieNZ, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Worth paying the extra for an en-suite cabin.”
PeterS419, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Select double room which has toilets attached. During nights , there wont be much light... so it would be very pathetic to walk for some meters in dark and cold night.”
Sandeep1984, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Choose ensuite if you are concerned about walking outside down gravel driveway to get to bathroom.”
Tessa159, 17 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Double ensuite rooms share a lovely deck!”
JamieB652, 1 Jan 2014 | Read review
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