Come and experience the only floating backpackers accommodation in New Zealand. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the Abel Tasman National Park from the deck of our specially converted catamaran. Included are BBQ dinner, breakfast and bedding.

Per night
$110 - $265

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Aquapackers is the only floating backpackers accommodation in New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park. Our boat is situated in Anchorage Bay, the middle of the national park. It has 2 x 7 bed backpacker dorm rooms and 4 double cabins, one of which can also be changed to a 4-bed dorm room or a twin.

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Aquapackers is a great base for 2 or 3 nights while you enjoy the scenery, go walking, sea kayaking, canyoning, sailing or catch a water taxi around the park. We are also perfect for a 1 night stay during your Abel Tasman National park experience. We provide all your bedding, a delicious BBQ dinner in the evening and basic breakfast in the morning. There is no alcohol sale on board the vessel however you are more than welcome to bring your own.


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Physical address

Aquapackers, Anchorage Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, Marahau, Nelson, New Zealand.

Opening times

Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
3,5hours walk to Marahau (the closest village), or half hour by water taxi

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $110.00 - $265.00
Age restriction:

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