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Abel Tasman and Queen Charlotte Walkway

 

Refer to What you need to bring, Pickup Directions and Maps, Trip Emergency / Delay handling and Cleaning Gear

You are not booked on a multiday tramp until you have done all of the following :

1. Contacted the leader and received his / her OK to join the tramp

2. Booked in online using the below booking form. Any questions, contact our bookings person on bookings@aucktramping.org.nz

3. Paid the trip fee into the ATC bank account 02-0100-0024675-000 quoting your name, the trip number and "Weekend"

Saturday 03 August 2019

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Winter Trip - Easy/Medium
Enjoy iconic Nelson and Marlborough tracks without the summer crowds
Duration: Saturday 3 August 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (12 days)

 

Abel Tasman Coast Great Walk - golden beaches and lush coastal native bush

Saturday: Fly to Nelson, shuttle to Marahau, walk to Anchorage Hut - 4hrs
You need to be ready for the shuttle by 10.15am
Sunday: Walk via Bark Bay to Awaroa Hut - 8.5 hrs
Monday: Cross the Awaroa Inlet and continue to historic Whariwharangi Hut - 5.5hrs
Tuesday: Climb over a saddle to Wainui Inlet - 2 hrs. Shuttle to Pohara Beach. Stay Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park     
   
  Inland Track - regenerating and undisturbed forest where tui, bellbirds and other wildlife can be seen. Occasional granite outcrops offer excellent views of the coast.
Wednesday: Shuttle back to Wainui. Climb Gibbs Hill with great views en route to Awapoto Hut -5.5hrs
Thursday: Follow an undulating route with a side trip to Porter Rock to Castle Rock Hut - 6hr
Friday: Descend to Marahau - 5.5hrs. Shuttle to Nelson. Stay Bridge Backpackers      
   
  Queen Charlotte Walkway - experience the spectacular Marlborough Sounds. We will use the water taxi pack transfer service so we will be walking with daypacks only.
Saturday: Travel by Intercity bus from Nelson to Picton and water taxi to Ship Cove. Walk through largely mature forest to Resolution Bay - 2hrs.
Sunday: Walk mainly near the shoreline to Camp Bay - 7hrs.
Monday: A big climb and descent with magnificent panoramas to Portage - 8hrs.
Tuesday: Tramp via Mistletoe Bay and beech forest to Anakiwa - 8hr. Water taxi to Picton. Stay Tombstone Backpackers
Wednesday: Travel by Intercity bus from Picton to Nelson and fly home.
An alternative is to catch a ferry to Wellington Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning
Accom: Abel Tasman Coastal Track - all Great Walk huts with no gas
Inland Abel Tasman Track - 2 standard huts
Queen Charlotte Walkway - cabins and backpackers $148. There is a "basics" shop on the first night plus the option to dine out on the last 2 nights. Only emergency shelter will be carried
Off track accommodation - Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park $31.50, Bridge Backpackers in Nelson $28 and Tombstone Backpackers in Picton $26
Party Size: 8 - Limited places available - book quickly
ATC Books: Abel Tasman shuttles $120
Bag storage while on Abel Tasman tracks $20
Water taxi $105
Queen Charlotte Track fee $18
Accommodation $233.50
Gas - this will be pre-ordered - tba
You Book: Travel to / from Nelson or other return travel from Picton
Saturday 10 - Intercity bus from Nelson to Picton leaving at 9.45am
Great Walk Huts - Anchorage Sat 3, Awaroa Sun 4, Whariwharangi Mon 5
2 x $5 DOC hut tickets or annual hut pass
Wednesday 14 - Intercity bus from Picton to Nelson leaving at 1.00pm
Leader:: Contact Christine Major then book online.
Mobile: 021 109 5750 Email:
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Booking: Trip No: 1728
Please quote: Weekend + [your name] + Trip NÂș with on-line payments.
There will be a waiting list once the trip is full and for anyone wanting to do only the Abel Tasman tracks or only the Queen Charlotte Walkway
Bookings Close: 30 June
Payment: $100 on booking (after checking with Christine) Balance by June 30
Refunds: Limited refund options, but via a waiting list we will try to fill your place if you need to cancel

 

 


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