Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Best time to visit New Zealand?
  2. 2 Help on Itinerary
  3. 3 New Zealand Itinerary
  4. 4 Sydney Trip
  5. 5 Trip Report Australia: "Home" for the Holidays
  6. 6 GTG in Australia - Feb or March
  7. 7 Trip Report Just got back from Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Honeymoon video inside.
  8. 8 Sydney. Where to stay.
  9. 9 Restaurant for Birthday Dinner in Melourne
  10. 10 Indian restaurants in Sydney.
  11. 11 Extra 2 nights = help
  12. 12 February Australia Visit
  13. 13 New Zealand February 2017 Questions
  14. 14 Best wildlife near sydney
  15. 15 Where to go in Australia
  16. 16 Bruny Island
  17. 17 Western Australia
  18. 18 South Island - West Coast Itinerary
  19. 19 Vava'u - Tongan Beach Resort - Photoshopped pictures on their website
  20. 20 New Zealand South Island Alternative Itinerary
  21. 21 New Zealand travel agents/itinerary
  22. 22 Trip Report 17 Days Around New Zealand South Island. My Jaw Dropped Everywhere I went!
  23. 23 Milford Sound Coach/Cruise/Fly Options
  24. 24 10 days in Sydney and surrounding areas
  25. 25 Telephone Reception
View next 25 » Back to the top

Abel - Kayak and Walk / Timing Questions

Jump to last reply

Hello-

I’m looking for some help with my Abel Tasman portion of my trip (going in Nov 2014).

I am staying in Picton and plan to leave around 8:30 am to drive to Abel. I’m guessing this will take maybe 5hrs with stops along the way to take pictures. Is that accurate? This would give me half a day in the park for my “Abel Day 1”.

I have a full day in the park the next day (Abel Day 2).

I need to drive to Greymouth the next day and get there ideally by 5:30pm.

Knowing that I would like to get a short kayak trip in along with some walking, my questions are:
1) Does anyone know of a kayak tour company that starts their afternoon tours (guided) around 2:00? I think a noon start is just not feasible leaving Picton at 8:30. I could leave earlier if I picked up my car the night before I suppose but I want to make sure I get to see QCD in the daylight.
2) I’ve heard the best portion of the Abel track is Tonga to Torrent. Are there many taxi services or just the main one by the park? The times for the taxis do not run very late – the last drop off at Marahau (where I am staying) is 4pm. Which seems early since sunset will be around 8pm that time of year.
3) I think I would have to leave Abel around noon at the latest to get to Greymouth by 5:30ish. Is that accurate? I’ve looked up times via this forum and AA and it said 5 hrs. I’m wondering if I could take a morning kayak trip on the morning of “Day 3”.

Thanks for your help – this forum is amazing!

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement