Meet your guides and fellow hikers in Nelson i-Site at 9:30 am and head out of town to Kaiteriteri, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. Your guide will advise you on how to pack smart and light as you ready yourself for the first adventure, a 2-night stay in the park. A boat cruise around the coast takes you to Tonga Quarry, where you’ll enjoy your snack. Follow the Abel Tasman Coast Track south to Bark Bay, where your tents and gear will be waiting for you. Pitch your tent, enjoy a delicious meal, and fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping the shore.
Distance covered: 7 km / 4 miles
Hiking time: 2 hours
Meals: Lunch and dinner