The ultimate family adventure
See it all in 2 days
“The ultimate way to discover the best of the Abel Tasman National Park on a two day guided trip. You’ll be spending two days and two nights in paradise. Stay right at the gateway into the Abel Tasman National Park, ride a water taxi along the coast, go on an exhilarating canyoning trip in Torrent River, glamp style by a picture perfect golden sand beach, walk part of the Abel Tasman Coast Track and sea kayak through the Astrolabe Roadstead.
This package is the perfect blend of soaking up the scenery and serenity, discovering hidden gems and paddling the turquoise water of the Abel Tasman National Park.”Book now
First night accommodation: The Barn
With incredible views of the Abel Tasman Coast and tucked among the Marahau Valley, The Barn is your gateway into The Abel Tasman National Park. Established in 1993, the Barn has been home to both explores and beach holiday seekers. It’s a spot for adventures and families alike.
Your accommodation is in a family room. The camp is full of character and memories, it’s cozy and classic and makes you feel right at home. Enjoy a range of activities from our front door, watch the sun come up from your cabin and settle in under the stars. The Barn is your home away from home.
Day 1 activity: Canyoning
This is how the ultimate Abel Tasman adventure unfolds: We will pick you up from the Barn and you’ll join us on an exhilarating water taxi ride through the Astrolabe Roadstead into Anchorage. You then leave the golden sand beaches of the coast for a stunning 1.5 hour walk up and further into the Abel Tasman National Park. Along the way the guides will keep you entertained with endless amounts of stories about the history, culture, flora and fauna of the park.
Delicious lunch is served before the action starts. At the top of the canyon you’ll jump into your rubber suit, crank your harness tight and pop your helmet on. After a clear safety briefing by the guides you enter the truly remote environment of the canyon.
You’ll be jumping, sliding, abseiling, scrambling, floating and ziplining through this canyon for about 3.5 hours. It all takes place in a pristine granite gorge, filled with crystal clear water, and lined with lush ferns and moss. The trip finishes with a royal slide into Cleopatras Pool…From the pool it is a 30 minute stroll along the river and the beach back to Anchorage.
Second night accommodation: Glamping in Anchorage
After a day of fun you are met with a cold beer, wine or cup of tea, nibbles and a gourmet meal surrounded by New Zealand perfection. You sleep peacefully on a comfortable bed listening to the sounds of nature as you drift off to sleep.
Camping along the Abel Tasman Track unites you with nature like no other accommodation can, with stunning starry skies, glow worm caves, and native wildlife to be encountered and admired close up.
Day 2 activity: Hike and kayak
You start off with complimentary breakfast in Anchorage, then head over to the beach for a morning of your choice (relax on the beach, walk the beautiful Pitt head loop or go for a swim). Then it is time for a 1.5-2 hour walk along the Abel Tasman Coast Track to Observation Beach where you will meet your fun and friendly sea kayak guide at 12:30pm for lunch at the northern end of the beach.
After lunch you will have a quick kayak briefing, then you start your afternoon paddling adventure back to Marahau.
On the way paddle past beautiful Adele Island, there you can listen to the magical birdsong and try to spot the cheeky fur seals basking on the rocks. Then you will get to explore the glistening golden sand beaches of the famous Astrolabe Roadstead. As the sea breeze builds, finish off your 2 day adventure with an exciting kayak-sail back into Marahau.
The nuts and bolts
Family of 4: $2426
Family of 5: $3050
The package includes: 2 nights accommodation, 2 activities, lunch, snacks and dinner on day 1, breakfast, snacks and lunch on day 2. Minimum age is 12. 'Children' is defined as 12<18yrs.
Note: this package can be modified depending on participant numbers and accommodation option, please contact us if you have any requests or questions.Book now