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    Beach to Beech in New Zealand
    5 day / 4 nights
    From NZD $2,995* Per person share twin/double
    This five day "Beach to Beech" itinerary combines some of the best nature experiences in New Zealand's Nelson Tasman Region. From the beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park to the beech forest that is home to Maruia River Retreat, you'll be immersed in nature every day.
    HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS

    HIGHLIGHTS

    INCLUSIONS

    HIGHLIGHTS

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Relax in New Zealand’s smallest, and most popular, National Park
    • Easy walking on maintained trails
    • Forest bathing amidst 11 hectares of native beech forest
    • Unique accommodation in idyllic locations
    • Small, private group
    • Fabulous Kiwi hospitality
    • Great New Zealand wine and food
    • Guided and self-guided activity options including walks, kayaking, forest bathing, hot tub, sauna, and spa treatments.
    INCLUSIONS

    INCLUSIONS

    • Transfers throughout the itinerary, starting Nelson
    • Guided walking in Abel Tasman National Park
    • Scenic cruise within Abel Tasman National Park
    • 1 night Torrent Bay Lodge
    • 1 night Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa
    • 2 nights Maruia River Retreat
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned*
    • Optional activities at Maruia River Retreat

    *B Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

    Valid for travel
    12 September 2021 to 31 January 2022
    Offer expires
    31 Jan 2022 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Travel into Abel Tasman National Park

    An early morning pick up from your Nelson accommodation for the 45 minute drive to Motueka. Join a pre tour briefing at Wilson’s Abel Tasman Motueka office before the 20 minute drive to Marahau where your Abel Tasman walk begins.
    Stop for lunch in the Park with views over to Adele Island before continuing on for a late afternoon arrival at Torrent Bay Lodge. The lodge sits just above the tide line on a beautiful golden sand beach. Relax. L, D

    Travel into Abel Tasman National Park

    Day 2

    Torrent Bay to Awaroa Inlet

    Enjoy a relaxed breakfast (maybe an early start for the spectacular sunrise over Torrent Bay) then start your walk following the coastal track.
    Lunch on the beach at Bark Bay, relax, explore or maybe a swim in the Bay
    Walk along Onetahuti Beach, arriving at Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa Inlet for dinner and overnight.
    Meadowbank Lodge is a faithful recreation of the Wilson family’s original home on the ‘finest site in the bay’. B, L, D

    Torrent Bay to Awaroa Inlet

    Day 3

    Meadowbank Lodge to Maruia River Retreat

    Morning walk across the Awaroa Estuary (tide dependant) and through the northern forests
    At Totaranui join the scenic Vista Cruise along the coast to Kaiteriteri
    Early afternoon transfer by exclusive coach to Maruia River Retreat (2 ½ drive) stopping en route for refreshments at Toad Hall
    Settle in and relax in your private villa before and enjoying a 3 course dinner at Maruia River Retreat
    A stay at Maruia River Retreat is whatever you want it to be – relax on your deck overlooking the Maruia River or join one of the optional activities on offer
    This evening there’s optional breathwork and meditation or private forest bathing/hot tub
    2 nights will be spent at Maruia River Retreat.

    The terraces by the river’s edge are where Maruia truly becomes a haven. With idyllic views of the Maruia River and estate gardens, guests are transported to a magical hideaway. With each villa being self-contained with a kitchenette, it ensures guests have the privacy and flexibility to make their stay their own.
    B, L, D

    Meadowbank Lodge to Maruia River Retreat

    Day 4

    Relax at Maruia River Retreat

    Mornings at Maruia River Retreat start with an optional yoga session followed by continental breakfast
    Join a guided nature walk through the pristine beech forest, picnic lunch included
    Private Forest bathing and hot tub or sauna
    Three course dinner and relaxation
    Optional meditation or breathwork or massage. B, L, D

    Relax at Maruia River Retreat

    Day 5

    Maruia River Retreat to Nelson

    Optional morning yoga or a stroll in the forest followed by a fresh, continental breakfast.
    Mid morning, with a packed lunch, you’ll wave goodbye to your hosts at Maruia River Retreat and be transferred back to Nelson. B, L.

    Maruia River Retreat to Nelson

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    * Conditions

    • Advertised prices are correct as at 17 September 2021, are subject to availability and may change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency.
    • A 20% deposit is required to confirm all reservations.
    • Travel Insurance is recommended.
    • Please check current COVID-19 travel restrictions for the destination you wish to visit before departure. Other conditions may apply.
    • When combining multiple tour operators, terms and conditions vary, see links below for full booking conditions.

    Maruia River Retreat booking conditions here

    Wilsons Abel Tasman booking conditions here

    TravelManagers Australia booking conditions here