Being a National Park the public accommodation options in the Abel Tasman National Park are somewhat limited.
The two areas where most accommodation is located is the Anchorage and Torrent Bay area and the south side of the Awaroa Inlet.
A wide range of accommodation has also developed outside the park at Marahau where the Abel Tasman Coastal Track begins and in Golden Bay at the north end of the track.
There are plentiful campsites along the way, some with water access only, and the Department of Conservation has huts (bunk houses) at Anchorage, Bark Bay & Awaroa.Those using these facilities have to carry all food, cooking gear, clothes and sleeping bags.
Here is a brief description of the accommodations we stay in while walking the Abel Tasman track.
Aquapackers Boat Private Rooms & Shared Dorm Rooms
The Aquapackers boat is moored in Anchorage Bay and has 3 private rooms. They are all doubles however one can be split into either a twin or a private bunkroom with 2 sets of bunks sleeping 4 people. They are comfortable and everything is supplied. There are shared bathrooms.
There are also 2 shared dorm rooms sleeping 7 people in total. These rooms are very basic with bunk beds and are located in the hull of the boat. They share the bathrooms located upstairs.
At 7pm there is a BBQ evening meal provided on the top deck and in the morning a breakfast of cereals and toast is provided. They provide on demand shuttles to and from the beach.
Our guests really enjoy spending the night on a boat. It is a unique experience in a beautiful part of New Zealand.
Ocean View Chalets – Marahau
Nestled in to the regenerating bush on a hillside just outside the Abel Tasman National Park in Marahau – with wonderful sea views. A range of very comfortable free standing chalets with various bedding layouts – studio, 1 bedroom & 2 bedroom. Some have full kitchens and all have lovely natural timber interiors. The property is walking distance to everything in Marahau and of course the Abel Tasman Track.
Marahau Lodge - Marahau
This is the perfect base from which to explore Abel Tasman National Park. The Lodge has 15 spacious private chalets set in beautiful native grounds offering a tranquil haven in which to unwind, relax and enjoy. There is a choice of restaurants for evening dining and breakfast is part of your room rate. Also walking distance to the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
Is an elegant lodge tucked into the manuka forest just a 5 minute stroll from the golden sands of Awaroa Bay. Awaroa Lodge is a very special place and the tastefully decorated rooms are all 4 star plus. There is no road access. Awaroa Lodge boasts a great outdoor café, an excellent restaurant and bar indoors with fireplaces add to the unique ambience of the remote Awaroa Lodge. Nearby there are vegetable gardens that provide some of the local fresh produce for the restaurant. A truly lovely place to stay.
Abba Lodge is just 5 minutes walk from Awaroa Lodge and offers backpacker accommodation, private rooms and shared dorm rooms. There are full kitchen facilities for self-catering or dine at the Awaroa Lodge restaurant.
In Golden Bay
Ratanui Lodge – Pohara Beach
This elegant lodge at Pohara Beach in Golden bay has 10 uniquely appointed guest rooms all with ensuite, an intimate restaurant serving memorable dinners nightly, a salt water swimming pool, beauty treatment room, free wifi, complimentary breakfast and wonderful hosts.