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Aquapackers Floating Accommodation

  • Private cabins available

  • Take it easy

  • Meals provided

  • Dorm style accommodation

After a memorable day out in the Abel Tasman, enjoy a hot shower, dinner and relaxed stay on board the Abel Tasman Aquapackers (dorm accommodation).

Abel Tasman Aquapackers is the only floating backpackers accommodation in New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park. Situated in Anchorage Bay, the middle of the national park. Aquapackers offers dorm style accommodation with upgrade to private cabin available on request.

Aquapackers provide all your bedding, a delicious BBQ dinner in the evening and basic breakfast in the morning.

There is no alcohol sale on board the vessel however you are more than welcome to bring your own or help yourself to complimentary tea or coffee

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    Trips that include Aquapackers Floating Accommodation

    • $58.00 Deal AnchorageItem_loading

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      Your Aqua Taxi journey will pass several off-shore islands which provide a protected habitat for native wildlife. Enjoy a scenic walk along the coastal track discovering clear streams, native bush and incredible views over the Anchorage - makes for some great photo opportunities.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $66.00 Deal Bark BayItem_loading

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      You will pass several off-shore islands which provide a protected habitat for native wildlife. You will see lots of interesting rocky outcrops and rock formations. Sandfly Bay and Falls River are beautiful spots. On a high tide (and time dependent) you can go up Falls River and see the people walking across the Swing Bridge. Your walk starts from Bark Bay past the Falls River Bridge, through Torrent Bay and Anchorage. In the last part of the trip you walk past some of the Abel Tasman’s most scenic beaches.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $67.00 Pitt Head WalkItem_loading

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      Aqua Taxi from Marahau/Kaiteriteri to Anchorage Bay and walk the Pitt Head Loop Track (1 hr round trip via beautiful Te Pukatea Bay) to meet your return Aqua Taxi.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $77.00 Totaranui Scenic CruiseItem_loading

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      Board at Totaranui for a scenic cruise to Marahau. Bring your lunch or dine at one of the local cafes. Depart Marahau after lunch and return to Totaranui.

      Start: Totaranui

      Finish: Totaranui

    • $98.00 Deal Seals and SandItem_loading

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      Cruise on Aqua Taxi to Torrent Bay, walk to Onetahuti Beach and meet the Aqua Taxi again. Return to Marahau/Kaiteriteri via the Seal Colony. This walking section of track is considered the most picturesque section of the park. The track crosses the only swing bridge in the park - 47 m in length - Falls River Swing Bridge. At Tonga Quarry you can see still remnants of the quarry and see leftover drilled slabs of granite. Your skipper will stop at Tonga or Pinnacle Island to view the seals after picking you up at Onetahuti.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $142.00 2 Day Abel Tasman AdventureItem_loading

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      Experience Abel Tasman Coastal Track up Close and Personal! This leisurely two-day unguided journey gives you a big serve of the Abel Tasman. Start the day with an exhilarating Aqua Taxi trip into Tonga Island Marine Reserve to visit the New Zealand fur seals. Your unguided walk from Onetahuti to Anchorage (5-6 hours 17.8km) is full of stunning scenery, this section of track is considered the most picturesque section of the park, the track crosses The Falls River Swingbridge - 47 m in length. Your final destination for the evening is Anchorage. After a memorable day of walking, enjoy a hot shower, dinner and relaxed stay on board the Abel Tasman Aquapackers (dorm accommodation). After breakfast warm up on day two with a leisurely walk along the southern end of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track discovering scenic outlooks, clear streams, native bush and gorgeous beaches. Incredible views over Astrolabe Islands and Anchorage make great photo opportunities before reaching your final destination - Marahau.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $271.00 Paddle & Walk - Two Day Kayak & WalkItem_loading

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      Priceless! Start the day with an exhilarating Aqua Taxi trip into Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Your guided kayaking begins with a visit to the NZ fur seals on Tonga Island. Explore Tonga Arches and the stunning sculptured granite headlands before relaxing and refuelling with a hearty kiwi picnic lunch on a beautiful beach. After lunch discover tidal lagoons and forest fringed beaches of this stunning coastline, before sailing into Anchorage with the sea breeze behind you. After a memorable day of kayaking, enjoy a hot shower, dinner and relaxed stay onboard the Abel Tasman Aquapackers (dorm accommodation). After breakfast warm up on day two with a leisurely walk along the southern end of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track discovering scenic outlooks, clear streams, native bush and gorgeous beaches.  Incredible views over Anchorage and the Astrolabe Islands make great photo opportunities before reaching your final destination - Marahau.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri