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“anchorage bay”(11 reviews)
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A unique experience on the water. New Zealands only floating backpackers. Based in Anchorage Bay, heart of the Abel Tasman National Park. BBQ dinner, breakfast, and linen all inclusive.
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The Anchorage Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
40.7 km to Nelson Airport
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the Aquapackers boat. Mark and Jane were fabulous hosts - great fun and entertaining. Meeting new people and enjoying excellent food together was a treat. Jane, you need to produce a salad cookbook!!

Thank Sue B
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards M & J.

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Had a great night with Jane and Wade on Aquapackers. Was our first night on our three day Able Tasman tramp. They were both very friendly and shared their local knowledge. Stunning views and great food (would love to be able to replicate your brocolli...More

Thank Shan K
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Yeh we really do live in a "great neck of the woods". Pleased you all enjoyed your stay. Feel free to email and I'll pass on the broccoli salad recipe. Safe travels. Jane

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Aquapackers were our first night's accommodation on a 5 day trip in the Abel Tasman. The hosts (Jane and Wade) were funny, warm and accommodating, setting the bar very high indeed! My partner and I were able to share a double room and it was...More

Thank Ssu L
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for you review. Pleased we helped in starting your journey in the Abel Tasman on a positive. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your walk. Safe travels.

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Wow this place is awesome and the hosts (Mark and Jane) are incredible. We had a group of 10 of us and they were absolutely welcoming and amazing from the moment we stepped onboard (well even before we did). Can’t talk highly enough about the...More

Thank Scottyboynz
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We are blessed with a great backyard to share with guests, as always its the people who make it fun. Glad you all enjoyed your stay, pleasure to have you on board. Safe Travels

Reviewed 15 March 2018

I was lucky enough to host a group of clients here earlier in the week. What a unique experience... Mark and Jane were so accommodating and were a pleasure to deal with leading up to our stay. They really have a great little business here...More

Thank juliaspark
Response from Jane M, Owner at AquapackersResponded 22 March 2018

Hi Julia, So pleased you and your clients had a good time on board. Look forward to seeing you all again some time in the future. Safe travels in the meantime. Mark and Jane

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A unique experience on the water. New Zealands only floating backpackers. Based in Anchorage Bay, heart of the Abel Tasman National Park. BBQ dinner, breakfast, and linen all inclusive. ...More Less
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Certificate of Excellence
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HOTEL FEATURES
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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"The double rooms would be better if you require privacy"
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"If your a couple spend the bit extra and get a double room"
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"Nice to have a private cabin. Dorm accommodation in the twin hulls was tightly packed and very hot the night..."
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"The double cabin was very comfortable."
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