Guided or Self-guided Trips

Choose your style of travel.

Guide at MeadowbankOn all Overnight trips with us, you are treated with ensuite, share-twin accommodation at our Beachfront Lodges.
This includes:
- Coach transfers from/to Nelson and Motueka (if required)
- Luggage transfers, so you only carry a small day pack.
- All meals, from lunch on your first day to lunch on the final day of your trip: Full cooked or continental breakfast, build-your-lunch including healthy snacks and treats, pre-dinner nibbles followed by a 3-course meal designed by our Chef and served by your Hosts.
- Bedding and linen
- Drying room
- In-house bar (alcoholic and carbonated drinks are the only extra charge)


Our Guided trips are for you to share the knowledge and experience of our professional Guides who help you design each day to suit your desired pace of walking, timed around tides and weather conditions. Add fun and comfort to your trip with hot drinks brewed for you on the track. Share a depth of local knowledge to discover a landscape full of stories. Your Guide's First Aid skills and radio contact provide extra security, and the flexibility to call for boat back-up when required. Choose a Walking Break or a Kayak & Walk combination.
For safety reasons, all kayaking is guided.

Our Self-guided walk is for you if you are looking for maximum flexibility, and want to make your own decisions. The Coast Track is well formed. Signage is kept to a minimum, and we have a tidal range of up to 5 metres. Therefore you need to be confident using GPS location devices and interpreting tidal information. Boat back-up is available to change the amount of walking each day to suit, if you arrange this before you leave the Lodge each morning. Details here.