The Abel Tasman
& Queen Charlotte Track (New Zealand)

The Abel Tasman <br /> & Queen Charlotte Track (New Zealand)

"New Zealand has thousands of kilometers of hiking trails but sitting above them all are 9 Great Walks that journey through the country's most magnificent places and iconic locations."

Live Out Loud Adventures is heading back to New Zealand, one of the best "tramping" destinations on earth. We've put together a brilliant itinerary that covers the best of the very north of the South Island -  the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Queen CharlotteTrack. 

The Lonely Planet describes the Abel Tasman Track as "arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful Great Walk – 60kms of sparkling seas, golden sand, quintessential coastal forest and hidden surprises." The Queen Charlotte Track, in the heart of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, offers 73.5km of brilliance.  Something out of a Peter Pan storybook, this "real" never never land runs almost the entire length of the Queen Charlotte Sound passing through lush coastal forests, around coves and inlets, and along skyline ridges. 

With luggage transfers, top notch accommodation, fine food, and great wine, we'll walk, talk, and enjoy the whole beautiful way ending up in one of the world's most distinctive and exciting wine regions ... Marlborough of course. Voila!


Saturday January 25 – Saturday February 8, 2025


Saturday January 25 – Travel

Sunday January 26 – Arrival into Nelson

Monday January 27 – Day 1 of the Abel Tasman Track – 14kms.

Tuesday January 28 – Day 2 of the Abel Tasman Track  – 21kms.

Wednesday January 29 – Day 3 of the Abel Tasman Track  – 9kms.

Thursday January 30 – Day 4 and exit – 16kms.

Friday January  31 – Golden Bay & Wharariki beach (remote & dramatically beautiful ... a natural wonder)

Saturday February 1 – Nelson

Sunday February 2 – Day 1 of the Queen Charlotte Track 

Monday February 3 – Day 2 of the Queen Charlotte Track 

Tuesday February 4 – Day 3 of the Queen Charlotte Track  

Wednesday February 5 - Day 4 - Rest Day

Thursday February 6 - Day 5 and drive to Marlborough 

Friday February 7 - A day in the Marlborough wine region

Saturday February 8  - Transport to Christchurch International Airport for departure to Canada.

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