Wilsons Abel Tasman

Wilsons Abel Tasman

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Alice Ormandy

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

A great way to cover a lot of the Abel Tasman in one day! We loved that we could kayak and walk in one day. Long wait at the end of the walk which got a bit cold.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Han Li

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Guide was very informative and we were the only ones on the tour. Saw nice sights and the pace was leisurely and relaxing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Matthew Long

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good boat trip up the Abel Tasman coastline. We arrived for the last trip at 4:15pm. Was a bit expensive at $50 and a shorter distance but stunning views, plus stunning seals on Adele Island!!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sabine Schwandegger

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Everything perfect, nice trip, nice staff!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Patricia

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Speed was good, not too fast for beginners. Good teaching from the guide.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Silvia

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Easy booking, great selection, everyone very welcoming. Great guide and awesome kayak.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sabine Bergen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Unfortunately we did not have good weather, but the cruise was still good, lovely scenery and friendly staff.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ceri Eaton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely day spent around Medlands Beach/Bark Bay.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jessica Mackie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning views looking into the Abel Tasman National Park. Cruise commentary was interesting and informative and it is a great way to see and experience the whole park if you do not have time to walk the 4 to 5 day track.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Simon Striegel

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

We booked this cruise in a rush. We were dropped off at a cool beach but we decided not to do a walking track. If you want to do the Abel Tasman, make sure you are there in the morning.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Stephan Friedrich

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We did a water taxi trip from Kaiteriteri for a two hour walk. That was really great. Explanations on the boat are fine, so you get used to some great spots on the beachside.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Darker

Brunei Darussalam

Ranking: 9/10

Nice boat trip to Medway Beach, child friendly.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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James Betz

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Boat ride and hike - friendly, informative.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Karine Scheers

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Very good but very expensive, especially because the track is easy to reach and you can easily rent a canoe. Not worthwhile spending so much money.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Gerard Berote

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Very good, fantastic lodges but expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Daniel Garcia Dezgado

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Great experience through the marvelous waters, but unlucky, we had a cloudy day.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Philip Gosemann

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

We went to a beach in the Abel Tasman National Park by ferry. It was nice, but the ferry was too late for two times.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Hendrik Schanz

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

New Plymouth was great, company not.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Mathias Butterlin

France

Ranking: 10/10

Boat trip in the Abel Tasman National Park. Nice day.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Nelle Dutilleur

France

Ranking: 9/10

Nice boat trip. The Abel Tasman National Park is really beautiful.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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i davis

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

I chose Wilson's Abel Tasman 5 day hike because it was one of the few guided hikes with lodging and meals available in October in a national park. The experience was wonderful: we were blessed with beautiful weather, our guides were extremely knowledgeable, the food at Meadowbank and Torrent Bay Lodge was generous and very, very good. In our group there was a variety of ages among the hikers. This contributed to interesting conversations during the hikes and around the dinner table. I would strongly recommend this experience to hikers looking for great walks with beautiful vistas but with the comforts that excellent meals and cosy lodgings provide.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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Socea

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Good service and a nice place.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Maria Klister

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Track transport, recorded commentary, expensive food, tidy boat.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Jen

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Flexible, good service from crew etc.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Fjord

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Boat trip was fast and service was very good. Don and Chris made the trip with big smiles and laughs.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Johannes Knoepfle

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Abel Tasman walk from Anchorage to Marahau.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Heinie Pieterse

South Africa

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and great experience. Walk from Anchorage to Medlands is a must do!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Dio

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent organisation, very friendly and personal.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Andrea Wollmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice crew, everything was fine.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Joroen Borkert

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Boat/walk Abel Tasman. Rather expensive for a taxi to walk.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Hanson

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

No value for money, too expensive.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Anne and John

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Comfortable, friendly, helpful, gave refund after booking error.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Doan

France

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent!

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Anja and Katharina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Boat trip to Abel Tasman National Park.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Hilbert vanEssen

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Sea kayaking to Split Apple, professional instruction, nice tour and a nice guide.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Tuedi Muggli

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

On time, super boat, nice staff.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Tim Germany

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Taxi Tour and Walk, $64 nzd each.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Harry Ruys

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Personal service, good advice what to visit, care for visitors and good equipment.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Jill Boruff

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Tonga Reserve Seal Kayak trip. Great value - boat life and kayak and beach and boat ride. Guide was friendly and knowledgable, though the trip seemed a little bit rushed and she talked mostly with her boat mate and not the rest of us. Do not bother with the boxed lunch! Bring your own.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Philippe Merino

France

Ranking: 8/10

No problems.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Trish V

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Great selection of tours. Perfect access right across from the campground. On time, good facilities.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Robert Steendijk

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Friendly crew. Ticket price a little high, $148 for 2 adults.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Stephanie Brueck

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great trip, saw seals!! (Tonga Island Seals Kayaking), very nice and friendly guides. Told a lot about the Tasman National Park and the animals, good information.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Dave Simpson

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service, beautiful country, friendly and efficient staff, top.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Melinda Moir

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Well planned; pickup at our camping spot but could be friendlier staff.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jop Veldhuis

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nico Welagen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Boat trip along the coast and park walk through Abel Tasman National Park. Spectacular scenery.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Steve Goodyear

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We did the Great Day Out Trip and it was brilliant. Staff were very pleasant and attentive, information was comprehensive and the boat was very clean and comfortable. Picnic perhaps a little overpriced but overall excellent value.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Tim Gamblen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic but we felt very expensive.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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maelstrom

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

We did the cruise to Tonga Bay, walk to Medlands beach at Bark Bay and then cruise back to Kaiteriteri and it was the perfect day. We had Grabone vouchers so it was half price for us, might have baulked at paying full price to be honest.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Maria Dietrich

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Great boat trip along the coast of the National Park.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Fred Saunders

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

On a sunny day the boat trip up the Abel Tasman park coast is hard to beat. A must for all overseas visitors.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Hooked_on_Travel

New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

The 5-Day Kayak & Walk that we did in early Feb was a great disappointment. This is an expensive tour that cost us NZ$500 per day, so I have to say certainly not worth the cost. After kayaking all day we were expected to drag the heavy kayaks over the beach because the tide was out at Torrent Bay. I asked why they didn't have their staff do this but that is not the way they do things. Apparently it was just our bad luck. We rarely had a morning or afternoon break although we had been led to believe from the description that we would be stopping at many of the beaches along the coast.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Lyn Deavin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great day out - beautiful scenery.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Winny Yontworst

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Went to Bark Bay, make a lovely walk.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Verhahr

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Organisation was ok, seal island was ok, the views were less - we thought we should see more but the boat went too fast!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Rebecca & Hugh Small

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We could not fault this trip! Weather was great but we did not expect such big swells (for 1st timers). Beautiful area.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Wolfgang Goggel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfectly organised with pick up service, clean and very good boat (comfortable), very friendly staff.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Graham

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Wow, our first experience at sea kayaking, our guide was Rowan from Bristol, what a lovely easy going guy, but one who looked after us and made the whole experience the highlight of our NZ holiday.
Conditions on the water were perfect, the boat ride and tramping to follow was well organised.
A totally fantastic experience and well worth every penny spent.
Thank you Rowan, you are worth your weight in gold.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Shira

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic fun.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Katherine and Pete Smal

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent trip, well guided, organised, lovely accomodation.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Leroy Dimitri

France

Ranking: 10/10

Kayak, boat and walking - wonderful day.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Biau

France

Ranking: 7/10

Paid for seeing the seals and because of the group we can't. Problem of language and old people.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Shirley

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Beaches, kayak and seals - great day, beautiful weather, fantastic guide. I would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Diete Rokosch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Vista Cruise - Tour on the coast; comfortable, good, cheap.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Juergen Wolf

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good organisation, good explanation, animals, history and landscape.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Michael Messuie

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Marvelous sea kayak tour to 'Tonga Island'.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Jim & Rebecca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Sea Kayak to Apple Rock. Friendly guide - informative. Great way to get on the sea and be active. Plenty of time so gentle pace - suitable all ages.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Ian & Phyllis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Taxi on time! The walk gives tantalising views of beautiful golden sands. Track signage excellent.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Anita Tonks

England

Ranking: 8/10

Managed to get a deal on 'Grab It' NZ website. Weather a bit choppy, but all in all a good experience.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Jochen

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Reliable transfer around ATNP.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Waitson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Guided half day kayak. Personal guide for the 2 of us. Careful preparation. Good kit. Guide went at our pace. Very knowledgable about sea birds and local folklore.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Gerlach

Canada

Ranking: 6/10

Nice day but too quick.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Henrik Mundbuerg

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly staff and very well organised. Good value for money. Good for our kids as well.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Verheyen

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

3 days, 2 night guided tours; excellent performance, i.e. Guides, lodges and provided meals!

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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John Shaw

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Basic service but adequate.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Samuel Prechel

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

Timetables used were not the same one on the brochure. If we didn't ask captain for pick up time, we could miss our boat that came 10min before timetable, (and left straight away). Why display time tables if they are not respected.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Simon Vallis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very well organised, excellent instruction and staff very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Fred West

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very helpful initiation into sea-kayaking with one instructor to the kayaks (doubles).

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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johnandgin

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Sea Kayaking. Really enthusiastic and pleasant guide. Just right, even for people with no kayaking experience.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Lyndell

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We did the Kayak, Seals and Walk tour. This was a great way to do a little of everything. Our guide on the kayak was confident and friendly, making us feel in turn confident out on the water. We were lucky enough to see a penguin and then dolphins as well as the seals on our boat ride!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Siebels Wilke

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Everything was ok. We had a very nice day.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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lindam

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised 3 day walk. All guides and staff very friendly.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Mark

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Timings were spot on & crew very efficient.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Ian Tainsh

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Sailed from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui, then back to Medlands Beach. Then walked to Anchorage. Stunning scenery, boat trip well organised. Wilson's Boats have upper deck for better viewing.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Luisa

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful landscape, more guiding wished.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Susan Marquard

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A day tour in Abel Tasman Park - was very nice for a fair price

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Geoff Renshaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

beautiful park a must to experience.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Lothar Riedmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Boat trip for Coast Track. Good information, which trak to take. Negative - departed with half an hour delay.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Leanne Rogan

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Took ferry taxi into Abel Tasman informative, comfortable, good people worth the money.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Jerry

Ranking: 7/10

Friendly crews but the return pick-up stop:"Anchorage" is not clear to be directed, and no any obvious sign, almost got lost.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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Mrs Russon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well organised, good instructor - we found the route quite hard work. pm trip to Anchorage Bay & walk very enjoyable.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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margaret Klawitter

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Price and quality ok, staff friendly.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Brenda

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Great ride. Comfortable way to see coast. Great views.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Peter McGain

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

abel tasman national park, coffee terrible timing of walks and frequently of pick-up out of walk.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Susanne Santer

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly - exact in time.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Don and Barb

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Good value, everything well organised.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Sibylle Locher

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly + flexible/excellent + delicious lunch :D

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Peter Essink

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect arrangement! Vista is a convenient boat!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Stefan Lua

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Always good service, like the old boat better.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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parker1

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly, helpful and efficient.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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willemrn

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good trip. Gentle and helpful people.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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aniekenm

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Kayak tour. The guides instructed very well and gave friendly material.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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blokzyl

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful. A great experience.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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catdonjaime

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic crew, lovely ship and wonderful tour.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Ruth Kinder

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

very friendly staff! excellent service; and good "value for money"! safe and reliable

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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DamienM

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Lots of options on tours for cruising and walking. Also not to much cost for trip.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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MundschanGermany

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Boat tour along the Tasman bay - 3hrs. Excellent boat just from the brochurs.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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marianneb

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Timely, relaxing, wonderful way to get to the Abel Tasman track for a days hiking.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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erikc

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Lot's of people doing different walks in the Abel Tasman Park so you need to be sure of where and when you are going and what company you have booked with.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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godineau

France

Ranking: 5/10

Excellent crew and splendid views but poor comments and we couldn't hear them properly.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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HovingL

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Not many surprising things to see.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Sarah_rae

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good fast boats, easy access + very flexible on times of walks & cruises. Very good tours - slightly cheaper would be better.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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FloorN

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice trip and helpful crew. The 1 1/2 hour of walking was also nice. The name Seal Safari does suggest a big part is seal watching but that wasent so.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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CarolineZ

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

We did the seal safari but we did not see much seals. Only from 15 meters or so.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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AndyEngland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Efficient, comfortable. Accomodated our specific plans. Great day off.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Lauren_D

United States

Ranking: 8/10

The location was absolutley gorgeous and our guide was great. We did a Split Apple Paddle trip in the morning and a boat tour to Anchorage Bay in the afternoon. It was kind of cold and the weather wasn't great in the afternoon. The boat tour was okay, and walking the trails at Anchorage was really fun. Would definitley recommend the kayaking, and wish I had gotten more time to hike there.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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BouterG

New Caledonia

Ranking: 10/10

No french translation. Voucher is good.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Conrad Duden

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent Guide, friendly staff and a perfekt location. Even a 2 hour tour is great...

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Sharon

China

Ranking: 9/10

Our kayaking guide Adam was absolutely great!!! He had been very friendly and professional. He told us lots of information about local natures and history, and he led as to see baby fish, to paddle across caves... We really loved him!!! The afternoon cruise was boring, but beaches were beautiful, unfotunately we didn't have much time to enjoy it.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Darren Main

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

We took the 2 hour Sea Kayaking experience and then a cruise and walk. The Sea Kayaking was superb. We had Sjors as our guide and he was so calm and informative we had a great time. The cruise was less so. We departed at the right time and were picked up on the right beach at the right time, which was good, after a 3 hour walk (unguided) but the trip and the commentary were poor. You could not hear the guide and therefore did not really know where you were or what you were looking at. The walk was great but nothing really to do with Wilson.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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ElaineE

Hong Kong

Ranking: 1/10

Very inflexible in re booking, not being considerate about customer's worry about weather.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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KonterR

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Infro from skipper very poor. Departure point not clear.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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NicoleK

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Bad information, to much noise. Wrong place to pick up.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Nick

England

Ranking: 10/10

We were lucky as only two on trip so very personal service. Guide extremely informative, lunch very nice, great day out.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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b_van_reenan

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Abel tasman hiking & boattrip. Friendly people but besided the boat trip. Nothing we booked there yet. So nothing to tell.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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yam

Hong Kong

Ranking: 1/10

Poor company! Although we booked a tour through our backpacker, we still hadn't paid the money yet and wanted to cancel the tour due to bad weather as we are unable to swim. They refused to let us cancel so we took the tour and then they persuaded us not to join the kayaking part due to poor weather. What a sham.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Silvia

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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E.G

Netherlands

Ranking: 4/10

No information. Not kind against the guests.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Rolf

Netherlands

Ranking: 4/10

You couldn't hear the comment because of the noise of the engine. We had to wait 2 hours for another boat because they pointed out the wrong pickup for us.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Ed

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The boat tour and walking is good. The info was not good.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Erik

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

If you go, make a walk there. We only did the cruise. Beautiful but you can make more of it.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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IM

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Bad information on board.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

For a good price, good value. Easy system.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Klaus

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Fair price, good organisation.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Michael

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

No complaints of any kind - excellent.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Tessa

England

Ranking: 10/10

Breathtaking views, gentle boat cruise, friendly staff. A great day out, well worth it.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Marcus

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very expensive.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Kerim

England

Ranking: 7/10

Nice day trip although it could have been organised better as there was confusion over pickup time / location.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Hannah

England

Ranking: 6/10

Seal safari - didn't see many seals! Confusing details about pickup location. Lovely national park!

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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William

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great day in Abel Tasman National Park. Staff brill & helpful.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Graham

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great hosts - captain. Good commentary.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Roberta

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A day trip to Totaranui. Saw beautiful scenery and watched supplies put ashore. Walkers dropped off & picked up. Seals.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Theresa

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Walking through Abel Tasman National Park. First with a ride on the boat to the bays. Experienced guide. Good if you like walking and nature.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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David

United States

Ranking: 2/10

Booked walking trip from Bark Bay to Torrent Bay. Pickup was to be at 1pm. After we ran into a landslide on the track we returned to Bark Bay. Another boat came and radioed Wilsons who denied our existence.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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martina

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Nice transport and nice driver.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Nynke

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

The driver gace us good information about the Abel Tasman. Water Taxi is fast and relaxed. Lots of possibilities to make your trip your own.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Jim Summers

United States

Ranking: 5/10

I give them a 5 as they we running 1/2 an hour late. We weren't under any time pressure but it did cause us some anxiety all the same.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Martin

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

The water taxi and service was good. I would have liked better signage about how far the walk is on the Abel Tasman track.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Annie

England

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly and accommodating.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Heather

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Guided kayaking tour. It could have been longer, we were only on the water for 2 hours.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Dean Field

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Didn't feel like we were a problem because we were slightly late. Good customer service. I felt like the walk wasn't very interesting, would have liked the walk to be shorter.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Kristin

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Relaxed and friendly.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Thibault

France

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice, friendly and informative crew.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Michelle

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

No worries.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Clifford

England

Ranking: 9/10

A lovely half days kayak and then a walk. The guy in the information booth was really informative.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Klaus Uhl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Kayak tour. Our guide was Sjors - nice guy, explained a lot of things and also how to paddle.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Mariah

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice boat drivers.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Sam

England

Ranking: 9/10

Nice boat. Pretty straightforward and no hassles at all.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Jessica Jahn

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Walked from Bark Bay, really relaxing. Nice stroll.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Rachael Hawson

England

Ranking: 10/10

We missed the first taxi, but managed to score scones and tea as a consolation!

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Bernie

Ireland

Ranking: 6/10

Staff were OK. The guy with crazy hair was pretty funny!

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Alan Bellerby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Everything on time, excellent day.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Jennie Eritsson

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful park.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Tina Daly

Ireland

Ranking: 5/10

Really hard to hear the guys on the boat - they weren't all that clear with instructions about our day. Beautiful place though.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Naomi Horton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Boat was good, everything ran pretty smoothly.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Kristine Clemmensen Rotne

Denmark

Ranking: 5/10

Bus and water taxi combo is quite expensive. The nature is beautiful, walk is quicker than expected though. Would recommend to out your boots on and just walk the trail instead of taking a boat.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Lisa Tame

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Kayak guide Lauren was great.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Charles Price

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Water taxi - very good. Did all of the things it promised.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Howie

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Fast transfer to walking destination. A lovely walk on the Abel Tasman track and time for the sweetest swim.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Hanna

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Boat ride then walked Torrent Bay to Marahau. Great Track and Walk + easy to find your way around.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Maree

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A fairly easy walk. Great views along the coastline. Beautiful bays.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Stefanie

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent service + very friendly.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Lisa

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice walk. Lovely beaches for picnics or swimming.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Anne Mainwaring

England

Ranking: 2/10

Boats broke down. Things were not organised well. Misinformed us regarding times.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Diane

France

Ranking: 8/10

Good organisation.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Debbie

England

Ranking: 7/10

Lots of information from the guide.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Assaf Kadury

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Good, they explain everything and have a few stops along the way.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Warren

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Standard stuff.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Maruja

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very good service.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Berger

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Everything perfect, maybe a little hurried.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Julia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good. No complaints.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Kim and Richard

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Sea kayaking was good.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Ad

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Walked from Onetahuti. More rain forest than beach views. A little rough on the way back.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Daphne

France

Ranking: 8/10

Walk more difficult at the start. You can make nice pictures. Boat cruise nothing special. Abel Tasman a must do.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Linda

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Torrent Bay to Marahau. 4 hours. Very nice.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Frida

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Bay and Walks. Beautiful scenery

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Matilde

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

nice boat ride, close to the shore. Park really, really nice

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Tom Clements

England

Ranking: 7/10

An A to B water taxi ride. Ok commentary

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Christin

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Boat ride
Tour was nice but a bit to much mass tourism. I wanted something to eat but they did not take credit cards so the guy behind the counter bought me lunch.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Paulina

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Could have given us some more information. Did not know where we were.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Jane Edgar

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Good driver, drove carefully in rough sea.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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George

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Really good. Enjoyed the freedom walk.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Siobhan

England

Ranking: 9/10

An added extra for the Magic Bus. A lovely walk, nice scenery. Too long to wait for the bus back though!!

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Elaine

Ireland

Ranking: 7/10

The park is beautiful.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Martin

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good service, wonderful nature but the walk is not very exciting.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Gillian

Ireland

Ranking: 7/10

Park beautiful - couldn't hear guide on morning boat trip. Lovely day out.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Lisa

United States

Ranking: 6/10

Didn't like the slow boat as much as the smaller, faster ones - need to be clearer with advertising.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Rolf Kruger

Netherlands

Ranking: 2/10

They promised a scenic morning cruise in their brochure but it was just a speedboat with seats with poor viewing. O.K for speedy taxi but unfit for cruise.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Geert

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice driver, good service with some nice information about the national park.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007