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Ester Holiday+ Anzac Day - Fabulous Abel Tasman track

Hosted by the Consul of the Auckland Outdoor & Adventures Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 20 Apr 12:00 - Thu 25 Apr 12:00

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Hi guys,

I'm planning to do the Abel Tasman Track over Ester holiday and ANZAC day. This would be an awesome long trip, you need to be reasonably fit and self-sufficient, You are responsible to organize your own flights and the camping gear. Please read carefully.

The huts for the Abel Tasman Track are pretty much booked so the plan is to camp for three nights as outlined below.

Proposed plan:

20 Apr: arrive in Nelson, stay the night in hostel/Airbnb, prepare food and drink

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21 Apr: Meet at the Protected content

22 Apr: walk to Onetahuti Bay campsite, Protected content , distance: 16 km. Possible side trip along Falls River track (3 hr return). A possible side trip to Cleopatra's pool Protected content

23 Apr: walk to Totaranui Campsite, Protected content , distance: 14 km . Cross Awaroa Inlet approx. 3pm near low tide.

24 Apr: walk to Wainui Bay carpark, 5 hours, distance: 13 km .
Bus pick up 1.30pm, travel back to Nelson

You can fly back to AKL on 24th evening after 6 pm or stay one more night in Nelson city and fly back home at 25 Apr.

!!!! Individuals will need to book the following:

- transport to and from Nelson (I have booked the return tickets)

- campsites for Abel Tasman
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We can book bus transport together for the track after you book the air tickets to Nelson

Here is the proposed bus schedule with Trek Express:

Date of Travel: 21st Apr
From Nelson I site to Marahau
Pick up time: in the morning To be confirmed
Cost: $21 pp

Date of Travel: 24th Apr
From: Wainui Bay Car Park to Nelson city or airport
Pick up time: 1:30 pm
Cost: $ 55 pp

Other costs (approx.):

Flights to Nelson: $150-$300 return
Nelson accommodation x 2 nights: $60-$120 up to your budget
Abel Tasman campsites: $45 for 3 nights (hut is $38 PP per night)
Food and water for the whole trip: up to your budget

What to bring:

Enough food to last up to 3 days, camping gear, clothes for Protected content , spare shoes, hiking boots, swimming gear and toiletries.

Have a look at the link if interested:

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Questions? Post below.