ABEL TASMAN ADVENTURE RETREAT

 

7th – 11th April 2022

Abel Tasman National Park

New Zealand

Yoga, hiking, sea-kayaking, wilderness experiences, wildlife encounters, and several boat trips. It’s all about the outdoors and adventure; exploring the Abel Tasman National park. With yoga in the morning to prepare the body and relaxing yin stretches after a day in the National park. You don’t have to be a yoga-ninja or seasoned adventurer to enjoy this unique experience. The kayaking is in stable, double sea-kayaks and the hiking trails are easy and not too steep.

LOCATION

Abel Tasman Lodge, 295 Sandy Bay- Marahau Road, Marahau, Abel Tasman, NZ

 

Our accommodation is the Abel Tasman Lodge which is family-owned and rated NZ’s number 1 small accommodation in 2019 & 2020 by TripAdvisor. Set against the backdrop to one of New Zealand’s most scenic gems, the Abel Tasman Lodge provides the perfect location for a retreat venue. An award-winning modern Lodge just 400 metres from the Abel Tasman National Park, with onsite massage and spa pool to relax and unwind after a day of adventure and walking.

Accommodation

Beautifully modern and comfortable chalets nestled in lush native gardens. The chalets are positioned for the all-day sun with stunning views of the Abel Tasman National Park. Each chalet includes modern tiled ensuite bathroom. Bask in the sun on your private deck and enjoy our beautiful and tranquil native gardens. Includes complimentary locally made organic toiletries and beach & bath towels.

National Park

The Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and the world-famous Abel Tasman Coastal Track. The Abel Tasman Lodge makes the perfect base for exploring the abundant, clear, turquoise-coloured bays, and lush green native forest.

Sea Kayaking Tours

The sheltered waters and stunning golden beaches and bays make the Abel Tasman National Park perfect for sea-kayaking for first-time as well as experienced paddlers. Discover Sea Caves, Island Sanctuaries, Seal Colonies, Reefs, Lagoons & Gold Sand Beaches. We will experience two full day guided sea-kayak tours including all water taxi trips.

Massage

Relax with a massage in the peaceful purpose-built massage room set in tranquil gardens. Offering relaxation massage, Swedish therapeutic and deep tissue to revive those tired muscles at the end of the day.

Yoga

We have the perfect yoga room filled with natural light and triple-fold doors that open out to a private garden setting. It’s unique hexagonal-shape is one of the best features of this room.

Spa Pool

Relax and unwind after a day of walking and adventure in the park. Stunning views of the National Park, sunrises, sunsets and some amazing night skies, as we are so remote, can be seen as you soak away your cares and worries.

Abel Tasman Adventure Retreat includes:

    • Four nights in spacious, modern, private chalet accommodation set in beautiful native grounds at the entrance of the Abel Tasman National Park
    • Twin share with en-suite bathroom
    • Delicious wholesome vegetarian meals; all meals are included
    • Morning meditations
    • Daily Vinyasa yoga sessions in a hexagonal-shaped yoga room overlooking native gardens and the Abel Tasman
    • Daily Yin yoga sessions with guided self-myofascial release
    • 2 full day guided sea-kayak tours including all water taxi trips
    • An excursion to Riuwaka resurgence: Kahurangi National Park
    • Walking trails to explore the Abel Tasman National Park
    • Onsite massage
    • Group pick up and drop off from Nelson airport
    • Spa pool to relax and unwind after a day of walking and adventure
    • Plenty of time to absorb the beautiful surroundings

Investment

$2,500 twin share chalets with en-suite bathroom

$500 NZD non-refundable deposit will secure your place.

The retreat starts Thursday 7th April 5pm, the shuttle will pick everyone up from the airport at 2pm.

The retreat finishes Monday 11th April 11am, so the shuttle will leave for the airport at 11.15am.

Please phone: 0211594421 or email: marieandrews108@gmail.com 

Not included in the package

Spa treatments

Airfares / Travel insurance

Retreat Itinerary:

Day 1

Flying into Nelson airport on Thursday 7th April, you’ll travel by shuttle taxi at 2pm to Marahau, about an hour journey. After settling into your accommodation there will be a welcome & introduction talk, then a BBQ dinner.

Day 2

From Marahau climb aboard the Water Taxi headed for the golden sands of Onetahuti, following some quick kayak instructions, we launch our comfortable stable double kayaks for a magical guided kayak paddle northwards. Along the way we enjoy close encounters with the Abel Tasman resident seal population on the bouldery headlands and sheltered coves of this spectacular slice of coastline. Tides permitting, we’ll show you the delights of Shag Harbour where seal pups frolic playfully in the clear shallow waters. From here our journey heads south and takes us to the remarkable rock formation known as the “Arches of Tonga”. Enjoy a delicious lunch while your guide brews a fresh coffee, there’s ample time to take a swim, a short walk or just relax and enjoy the ambiance of this wonderful place. A string of beautiful beaches and enchanting lagoons await us on our walk back to Bark Bay. From here it’s back on the water taxi to enjoy the scenic cruise to Marahau via the world famous Split Apple Rock.

Day 3

An excursion to the cave and deep, clear pool where Riuwaka River emerges from the depths of the Takaka Hill.. The north branch of the Riuwaka River pours out of the cave-riddled marble of Takaka Hill in this beautiful area of Kahurangi National Park. Damp forest, clear cold water, tranquil pools, and moss-covered and water-worn marble rock create a fairyland quality.

Day 4

Exploring the Southern section of the park, paddling from Marahau, out past the seal colonies to Adele Island. Our guides point out various beaches, hidden caves and tidal lagoons along the way. We enjoy lunch on Watering cove beach before a leisurely 2 -3 hour walk back to the start of the Abel Tasman National Park with wicked views and lush native bush along the way.

Day 5

Starting the day with our morning yoga, followed by breakfast and then the closing circle and departure around 11am. The airport shuttle will leave at 11.15am to drop everyone off.

Your facilitators:

Marie (Kapiti Yoga) and Matt (ManTarA) have facilitated retreats in Asia, North America, New Zealand, and Australia for many years.

Together they offer a wealth of experience and are teaming up to co-create a truly unforgettable experience.

They are refreshingly down-to-earth approach in their approach and are passionate about conscious living and facilitating expansive growth. Get ready for a joyful journey of inspiration and transformation.