Guest Comments & Reviews
Read comments from our previous guests, both on day trips and overnight stays, to hear just how magical it can be to experience the best of Abel Tasman National Park with Wilsons.
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Written feeback from some of our previous guests:
"I’ve just recently completed a five day walk with your company. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. We had a brilliant young guide, Emma. She not only guided us competently, but was very caring. Her knowledge of the wildlife and flora of the area was excellent. The accommodation and staff at both lodges were superb. The scenery was stunning. I’d highly recommend your company to my friends and family."
Rosemary, October 2012
"I had a fabulous time. John was a warm-hearted, entertaining and informative guide and Adam really friendly, inclusive and also knew a lot about different kinds of things. Feel a bit spoilt now for normal tramping. I have to say the hot shower on my achy hips at the end of the day, followed by a comfortable soft seat was the perfect thing. We did the Milford last March freedom walking and the hardest thing about it for me was the hard wooden benches without backs in the huts!! Oh for a comfortable padded seat at the end of a long day's walking."
Melanie, Takaka, September 2011
"As a family we took advantage of your Vista Cruise offer and did a cruise and walk... The weather was perfect that day and the friendly Wilson Team looked after us all so well, (great to see the high standards of staff and the customer service you provide are so consistent, year in year out!!!) A personal thanks also to Tracy who sold us the tickets and took the time to catch up with us on the boat.... so friendly, genuine and a nice personal touch!!!"
Helen, Nelson, May 2011
"We took advantage of your local and Christchurch residents deal and had an amazing day out with you on Wednesday. We took along some visitors from the UK as well who thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was very rough but we throughly enjoyed ourselves. I think that the roller coaster boat ride was the highlight for the 4 kids (aged 5 to 13). All the staff were exceptionally competent and friendly. Very impressive in the conditions.Thank you for providing such a fantastic trip at such an exceptional price. It was much appreciated."
Amanda, Nelson, April 2011
"We had to deal with airport closed by fog and everything was promptly re-scheduled - very efficient and helpful staff."
Catherine, New Zealand, April 2011
"Particularly enjoyed having the rest days in between the walk/kayak days. Guides/Staff/Accommodation/meals all top class."
Geoff, New Zealand, April 2011
"It was altogether a great week that I'd recommend to others who want to get away from the rat race for a complete break."
Norma, Australia, March 2011
"Scenery is spectacular and this, combined with friendly hospitality and delicious food, made for a memorable stay."
Mary, Australia, March 2011
"Just wanted to say thanks for a wonderful adventure and to tell you what a fabulous job (your Guides) did".
Bill, California March 2011
"As New Zealanders, both my wife and I found this trip faultless. The staff excelled, nothing was too difficult for the staff to accommodate".
Brent, New Zealand Feb 2011
"Wilson people obviously know and love their work - speaks highly of the company. Great people = great company".
Shults, USA Feb 2011 .
"(Guides) add great dimension to Maori, nature, history - exceptional. All staff exceptional."
Roger, USA, Jan 2011
"Great trip which perfectly lived up to expectations. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, always helpful and considerate made this a great experience."
Jenny and Bob, Australia Jan 2011
"Can't think of anything that should be changed, it's all run very well, all very organised, friendly staff, great food, perfect for a family trip."
The Tobin family, New Zealand, December 2010
"This was a spectacular trip to come home to; it made me remember why I need to come back to NZ more often!"
Robina, New Zealand, Dec 2010
"Everything exceeded our best expectations and was a very memorable experience from start to finish. Very professional."
Sandra and Peter, UK, November 2010
"Without doubt the highlight of the trip was spending 5 delightful days with our outstanding guides. We felt like old friends by the end of the trip.
Jim, California, October 2010
"Word of mouth has worked!! We gave our neighbour your brochure and she has just told me they have booked the 5 dayer walk."
Joanna & Grant, Auckland, April 2010
"...a fantastic break it was in such perfect weather and one that will be remembered for a long time. Will be the 5 dayer next time! Best to you all.. for making a memorable weekend work so well."
Julian, Auckland, April 2010
"We are really feeling the benefit of our beautiful stay in the South Island. The highlight of the trip, naturally, was the magnificent Abel Tasman National Park and the stays in the marine villas were brilliant...We enjoyed the beautiful food and all the care you took in making our trip safe and memorable. We wish all our friends could make the trip."
Mimi, Australia, April 2010
"I had many concerns and reservations about this trip. The 'team' were excellent, supportive, caring and put no pressure on me. I more than achieved what I expected to. I have never kayaked ever and feel on top of the world. Thanks to a great team."
Anne Taylor, New Zealand, March 2010
"Great trip - exceeded expectations. Represented the region, park and NZ very well. Guides were fun and well informed."
Tim Lee, New Zealand, March 2010
"We had a fab 2 days and can't wait to come back!!!
Roz & Barny, Scotland, February 2010
"Guide should be cloned and given to other tour groups."
Jack Kirsch, USA, Feburary 2010
"This was a trip that had been anticipated for a number of years (on my "bucket list"). This has been one of the highlights of my life."
Fiona Sayes, New Zealand, March 2010
"Excellent trip overall. The guides and staff at the lodges made everything a very personal experience - nothing was too much trouble. The food and the lodges were excellent. A wonderful experience."
Richard Money, England, March 2010
"I had high expectations and they were met! Top trip - can't really fault it. I didn't have a reading light by my bed at Torrent Bay Lodge - but really, I quibble. Should be very proud - world class, both natural environment (pristine & spectacular), & the Wilson approach!
Sheridan Lee, Australia, March 2010
"Good quality staff who show a real interest in the park & activities. Beautiful scenery along the coast walk - lovely clean water and no littering by tourists!"
No name, Australia, March 2010
"This was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand."
Kim & Scott, USA, February 2010
"We have had a most memorable time in a truly special place."
Gardener, Northern England, February 2010
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