Ultimate 4 Day Abel Tasman

Hike. Canyon. Kayak. Camp. Adventure.

Get Out There
Get Really Out There

Immerse yourself in the Ultimate Abel Tasman Trip and embark on a once in a lifetime adventure. Hike, kayak, canyon and camp the Track. Experience the sunrise over Adele island, paddle through tranquil lagoons, and hike along golden beaches. Explore hidden gems of the coast, guided tours packed with incredible insight and knowledge and enjoy freedom as you navigate sections on your own. This is the complete Abel Tasman Experience.

The Abel Tasman is one of the few National Parks on the coast with so many great options to choose from. Don’t settle for a standard hike. Let us share our knowledge and passion and let’s start planning your Ultimate Abel Tasman Adventure.

sunrise tent
The Barn Cabins and Camping Abel Tasman trips canyoning

Your Itinerary

Fly, drive, bike, swim, hike; however, you choose, STEP ONE IS GETTING HERE.  Check into The Barn, a charming character camp, from 3.00 o’clock onwards, and make yourself at home, choose from a classic cabin or private Beach Bach property. Checkout their accommodation options. Self-cater tonight or pop over to The Park Café for a wood fire pizza before settling in. Watch the sun go down, stars come out and get ready for a week of ultimate adventure.


Tramp “The Gullet”

Anchorage hill Abel Tasman national park great walk

Activity: Water Taxi Drop off to Torrent Bay, Hike The Gullet to Awaroa 16km (4-6 hours)

Accommodation: The Awaroa Lodge

Water Taxi up the coast to Torrent Bay, catch a glimpse of Split Apple Rock, and look out for seals basking in the sun at Fisherman and Adele Island before arriving at Torrent Bay (a 30-40-minute boat ride up the coast).  This will be the start of your full-day trek up the Abel Tasman coast. Climb steadily from Torrent Bay, catching incredible views as you climb into the lush bush, crossing the Falls River Swing Bridge and carrying on up the coast.

This 16km stretch will take you through native forest, past waterfalls, and across beachfront, an approximate 4-6-hour hike.

The hike finishes at Awaroa Lodge, a luxury and secluded spot tucked in along the Awaroa Beach.  The lodge is warm, inviting and full of character with a comfy lounge, library, bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria. Choose from standard rooms, private rooms and superior suites. Enjoy dinner here and wander down to the beach at night, if you’re lucky you may even catch some bioluminescence.

Discover the Marine Reserve 


Activity: Kayak the Marine Reserve

Accommodation: Beach camping in the National Park!

Embark on a guided Kayak trip exploring the Northern Coast and entire Marine Reserve. Paddle into tranquil lagoons and explore the hidden gems of the remote coast. Discover highlights like Shag Harbour, visit seal colonies at Tonga Island and paddle under the Tonga Arches before paddling into your campsite.  Set up your tent on the beach overlooking the ocean and watch as the tides come in and out, forming an incredible beachfront. Enjoy dinner that can be prepared by your guide and a drink before falling asleep to the sounds of the waves. Get ready for Day 3. 

You are the Captian

Activity: Kayak the Stretch

Accommodation: Camping in the National Park

Catch a sunrise over the ocean from your tent window and enjoy breakfast and hot coffee before setting out your own.  Today you are the captain, spend your morning navigating independently down the Abel Tasman Coast to Anchorage.

Take time to stop at the beaches and bays along the way and enjoy this stunning coastal stretch.

Paddle into Anchorage Bay and set up camp for the night.  Spend your afternoon relaxing at the beach or venture further to The Pitt Head loop to the east of Anchorage. If you are still up for a paddle, you can continue round to Te Pukatea beach just past Anchorage. Cook dinner tonight at your camp, and enjoy your last night in the National Park. Get ready for a big one tomorrow.

Canyoning in the Abel Tasman tripsThe Big Splash

Activity: Canyon the Torrent River

Accommodation:  The Barn

Meet your Canyon guide on the beach and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Today you will immerse yourself in the Torrent Canyon and challenge yourself as you abseil, zipline, jump and slide through the canyon. Experience the stunning waterfalls and crystal-clear pools as you navigate through the gorgeous granite canyon and native forest. * awkward wording.  Finish the trip in Cleopatra Pools and hike back to Anchorage. A water taxi will zip you back to Marahau, where it all began. Spend the night in comfort back at the Barn, soak in an outdoor tub, and start the reminiscing of your incredible once in a lifetime trip.

Start reminiscing your incredible once in a lifetime trip.

Wake up back in Marahau remembering the adventure of the last 4 days. Check out some other cool things in the Tasman Region! There is plenty to see and do, even for some nice detours on the way home.

What's included

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Contact Us

We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like us to help book an awesome Abel Tasman Experience. We can fully book and organise day trip and over night trips in the Abel Tasman.

Park - Sunset beach