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“Average at best”
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Aquapackers
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57 reviews
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“Average at best”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Not worth $70. Beds were average. Food was average. The only reason I would recommend this place is because it's located in the Abel Tasman park. I didn't pack a tent or sleeping bag on my holiday. This was the only option I had to stay in the park. And I would definitely recommend staying the night in the park! ...I guess it's neat to say I've stayed on a houseboat. I just had higher expectations...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We had two nights on board the Aquapackers and loved it. Staff were very friendly and helpful, the BBQ dinner and breakfast perfect for our needs. We had a double room and the boys stayed in the bunk room and all had great sleeps even with a huge storm raging one night. We meet some great people on board as well and the boys especially loved playing scrabble with some travellers from the Netherlands as the language they used was Denglish.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

This is one of the few places to stay in Abel Tasman National Park unless you pitch a tent. We enjoyed the unique and fun experience of staying on a boat in the middle of such stunning scenery. Much more comfortable than camping! Laidback and friendly staff, easy to chat to the other guests. We had a private cabin so can't judge the hostel-style accommodation. BBQ dinner on the deck was a great way to finish the day after hiking in the park.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

We spent a night on board aquapackers and had a ball! Dinner was delicious and great selection of cereal, toast & jams in the morning.The owners were social and laid back and we spent a few hours chatting over dinner and wine (dont forget to BYO as no alcohol for sale onboard). 

  • Stayed November 2011
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

My friend and I had a great time on the boat. The hosts were great, good chat, made you feel at home and they were very laid back. We stayed in the bunk room which was basic but comfortable. It might not have all the luxuries but was a lot more comfortable than camping! It was very good value for money and a great place to stay. Very beautiful location and you could swim in the sea surrounded by incredible scenery. Would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Aquapackers
Address: The Anchorage Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Abel Tasman National Park
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Ranked #2 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Abel Tasman National Park
Number of rooms: 5

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