The Barn Cabins & Camp

Ultimate 4 Day Abel Tasman

Hike. Canyon. Kayak. Camp. Adventure.
Our Favourite Action Packed Trip in the Abel Tasman

Get Out There Get Really Out There

Immerse yourself in the Ultimate Abel Tasman Trip and embark on a once in a lifetime adventure. Hike, kayak, canyon and camp the Track. Experience the sunrise over Adele island, paddle through tranquil lagoons, and hike along golden beaches. Explore hidden gems off the coast, guided tours packed with incredible insight and knowledge and enjoy freedom as you navigate sections on your own. This is the complete Abel Tasman Experience.

The Abel Tasman is one of the few Coastal National Parks. Don’t settle for a standard hike. Let us share our knowledge and passion for you to have an Ultimate Abel Tasman Adventure. 

sunrise tent
The Barn Cabins and Camping Abel Tasman trips canyoning

The Four Day Ultimate Itinerary

Activity: Get to Marahau

Accommodation: Camping at The Barn (upgrades available)

Getting to the barn Abel TasmanFly, drive, bike, swim, hike; however, you choose, step one is getting here. Check into The Barn, a charming character camp, and make yourself at home. Choose from a classic cabin or private Beach Bach House. Self-cater tonight or pop over to The Park Café for wood fire pizza before settling in. Watch the sun go down, stars come out, and get ready for a week of the ultimate adventure.

Check out our How to Get Here guide.

Activity: Water Taxi Drop off to Torrent Bay, Hike The Gullet to Awaroa 16km (4-6 hours)

Accommodation: Camping in Awaroa (upgrades available)

Awaroa Beach Abel Tasman

Water Taxi up the coast to Torrent Bay, catch a glimpse of Split Apple Rock, and look out for some sunbathing seals at Adele Island before arriving at Torrent Bay (a 30-minute boat ride up the coast).  This will be the start of your full-day trek up the Abel Tasman coast. Setting off from Torrent Bay, catching incredible views as you climb into the lush bush, crossing the Falls River Swing Bridge and carrying on up the coast. This 16km stretch will take you through native forest, past waterfalls, and across the beachfront, on a 6-hour hike to Awaroa. There is a great DOC Hut and campsite, but also Awaroa Lodge, a luxury and secluded spot tucked in along the Awaroa Beach.  The lodge is warm, inviting, and full of character with a comfy lounge, library, bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria. Enjoy dinner here and wander down to the beach at night, if you’re lucky you may even catch some bioluminescence.

Days Highlights

  • Falls River - A 40-meter long swing bridge connects walkers to the other side of the river and at 15-20 meters high, offers elevated views over the pristine channel below. (photo)
  • Awaroa Lodge

Activity: Kayak the Marine Reserve

Accommodation: Beachfront camping in the Abel Tasman

Seal pups in The Abel Tasman trips The BarnEmbark on a guided Kayak trip exploring the Northern Coast and entire Marine Reserve. Paddle into tranquil lagoons and explore the hidden gems of the remote coast. Discover highlights like Shag Harbour, visit seal colonies at Tonga Island and paddle under the Tonga Arches before paddling into your campsite. The Abel Tasman’s best kept secret, Mosquito Bay is home to the best campsites in New Zealand and will be your home for the night. Set up your tent on the beach overlooking the ocean and watch as the tides comes in and out, forming an incredible beachfront. Enjoy dinner and a drink before falling asleep to the sounds of the waves. 

Days Highlights:

  • Beachfront Camping
  • Kayak Marine Reserve
  • Check out the Baby Seals

Activity: Kayak the Stretch

Accommodation: Camping or Hut at Anchorage

Falls River BridgeCatch a sunrise over the ocean from your tent window and enjoy breakfast and hot coffee before setting out your own.  Today you are the captain, spend your morning navigating independently down the Abel Tasman Coast to Anchorage. Take time to stop at the beaches and bays along the way and enjoy this stunning coastal stretch. Don't forget Falls River! Paddle into Anchorage Bay and set up camp for the night.  Spend your afternoon relaxing at the beach or venture further to explore the Cleopatra Pools; a natural rock pool with a moss slide just past Anchorage. Cook dinner tonight at your camp, and enjoy your last night in the National Park. Get ready for a big one tomorrow.

Days Highlights

Activity: Canyon the Torrent River, Boat out of the Abel Tasman

Accommodation:  Camping at The Barn (upgrades available)

Canyon Torrent River Abel Tasman The BarnMeet your Canyon guide on Anchorage Beach and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Today you will immerse yourself in the Torrent River Canyon and challenge yourself as you abseil, zipline, jump and slide through the canyon. Experience the stunning waterfalls and crystal-clear pools as you navigate through the granite canyon and native forest. A water taxi will meet you back at Anchorage to zip you back into Marahau, where it all began. Spend the night in comfort back at the Barn, soak in an outdoor tub, treat yourself to a meal out and start the reminiscing of a once in a lifetime trip in The Abel Tasman

Days Highlights:

  • Wake up on the Anchorage Beach
  • Canyon The Torrent River
  • Back to Marahau for a Night on the Town, or soak in the tub.

What's included

$ 743 / Person

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like us to help book an awesome Abel Tasman Experience. We can fully book and organise day trip and over night trips in the Abel Tasman.

Park - Sunset beach