BACKYARD COLLECTION Walking & Kayaking Tours

Experience Nature

Experience Nature from $285

SALE ENDS 30 September 2020

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Kayak and Walking Tours


3 Day / 2 Night Kayak & Walk

Enjoy a walking and kayaking tour of Abel Tasman National Park. Cruise along the coastline from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and glimpse stunning scenery. Walk through beech forests and along secluded golden beaches before kayaking through Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Take a relaxing swim at Bark Bay then paddle the idyllic waters of Te Pukatea Bay. Day 1: Nelson/Motueka to Awaroa via Totaranui Board our comfortable Vista Cruise to travel the length of the golden Abel Tasman coast from Kaiteriteri north to Totaranui, relaxing on the viewing decks and enjoying refreshments from the cafe. From Totaranui, 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'. Day 2: Awaroa to Torrent Bay Wake to breakfast overlooking Meadowbank's gardens and the waters of Abel Tasman's largest tidal estuary. Walk over a forested saddle to Onetahuti where your guide will settle you into your stable, double kayak with full instructions and safety briefing. You'll then kayak through Tonga Island Marine Reserve and explore hidden inlets on the way to Torrent Bay. Day 3: Torrent Bay to Kaiteriteri/Motueka/Nelson Wake up to morning light on the golden sands of Torrent Bay and a hearty breakfast to set you up for paddling to Te Pukatea Bay and past the islands of the Astrolabe Roadstead to Kaiteriteri, where your driver will meet you for your return journey to Nelson.

Lodge (2 Nights)
Dates From: 1 Oct - 31 Oct 20
Twin from $1,419.

NOTE: Departs: From Nelson at 10:15am (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun), 7:15am (Wed) Returns: 5:30pm Moderate level of fitness required.

5 Day / 4 Night Kayak & Walk

Discover the stunning Abel Tasman region on foot and kayak. Cruise between Kaiteriteri and Totaranui before walking through beech and rata forests. Then kayak through tranquil waters to secluded coves. Enjoy leisure time in Awaroa and Torrent Bay where you can discover historical sites or relax on an idyllic beach. Visit Cleopatra's Pool and walk along Anchorage Beach to the historical Maori sites at Pitt Head. Day 1: Nelson/Motueka to Awaroa via Totaranui Board our comfortable Vista Cruise to travel the length of the golden Abel Tasman coast from Kaiteriteri north to Totaranui, relaxing on the viewing decks and enjoying refreshments from the cafe. From Totaranui, 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'. Day 2: Explore Awaroa Relax over breakfast overlooking Meadowbank's gardens and 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. Day 3: Awaroa to Torrent Bay Wake to breakfast overlooking Meadowbank's gardens and the waters of Abel Tasman's largest tidal estuary. Walk over a forested saddle to Onetahuti where your guide will settle you into your stable, double kayak with full instructions and safety briefing. You'll then kayak through Tonga Island Marine Reserve and explore hidden inlets on the way to Torrent Bay. Day 4: Explore Torrent Bay 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. Day 5: Torrent Bay to Kaiteriteri/Motueka/Nelson Wake up to morning light on the golden sands of Torrent Bay and a hearty breakfast to set you up for paddling to Te Pukatea Bay and past the islands of the Astrolabe Roadstead to Kaiteriteri, where your driver will meet you for your return journey to Nelson.

Lodge (4 Nights)
Dates From: 1 Oct - 31 Oct 20
Twin from $2,365.

NOTE: Departs: From Nelson at 10:15am (Tue & Fri excluding 23 Dec to 20 Jan & all of February) Returns: 5:30pm Moderate level of fitness required.


Walking Tours


Tongariro Alpine Crossing- 1 Day

This is a Tongariro Alpine guided tour which takes you on a 19km trek of New Zealand's best one-day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Tongariro. The landscape on Tongariro is peppered with different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs and brightly coloured emerald lakes.

Premium Tongariro Crossing (1 Night)
Dates From: 17 Jun 20 - 31 Mar 21
Twin from $285.

NOTE: Summer 1 October – 30 April Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 8:00am Return: 5:30pm Winter 1 May – 30 September Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 7:00am Return: 5:30pm Return transfers are an additional service and cost over and above the tour booking and available

3 Day / 2 Night Hollyford Track Guided Walk

Enjoy a walking adventure on the Hollyford Track. Trek through native beech forests and cross the Fiordland's longest swing bridge. Enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride and walk through ancient Podocarp forest. Visit the fur seal colony at Long Reef and discover rare penguins before embarking on a helicopter flight to spectacular Milford Sound. Day 1: Depart Queenstown 6.30am / Te Anau 8.30am. 19.5km Walking. Highlights Include: Native Rain Forest / Alpine Views / Crystal Rivers / Waterfalls Day 2: 15km Walking. Highlights Include: Pristine Lakes / Wilderness Jet Boat / Pioneer Historical Sites / 1000 Year Old Native Forest / NZ Fur Seal colony Day 3: 5km to 8.5km Walking. Highlights Include: Isolated Sand Spit / Māori Historical Sites / Rugged Coast / Scenic Helicopter Flight to Milford Sound

Lodge (2 Nights)
Dates From: 25 Dec 20 - 31 Mar 21
Twin from $2,295.

NOTE: Departs: Every second day from Queenstown at 6:30am, Te Anau at 8:30am Returns: Te Anau at 4:30pm, Queenstown at 7pm


Terms and Conditions

PACKAGE TERMS & CONDITIONS: It is our policy to present the cost of our holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase.. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices. Closeout and blackout periods apply over school holidays and peak holiday periods & availability of seats & rooms is likely to be very limited over this time . Valid for sales to 31 Mar 2021. Valid for travel commenced and completed within the period 17 Jun 2020 to 31 Mar 2021 (unless otherwise specified).Based on land only tours, no pre/post tour accommodation or flights included Moderate level of fitness required for all tours. Please enquire for sole use and child pricing Prices shown are based on per person costs in New Zealand Dollars, for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Credit card sales not permitted unless Travel Agent acts as a merchant. Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations and changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in prices variations . Strict cancellation fees apply. Packages are based on consecutive nights. For full terms and conditions and cancellation fees please contact your local travel agent for more information. Trade enquiries via GO Holidays.]]>


Inclusions

INCLUSIONS:
  • Extended Walking or Kayak/Walking Tours as outlined