Our History

We’re proud to be a family owned business connected with the Abel Tasman area for eight generations.
See how the local historical society discovered the story of Meadowbank Homestead.

When John and Lynette Wilson launched their boat service in Abel Tasman National Park in 1977, they continued a legacy of ocean journeys and adventure dating back more than a century.

Our story starts in the mid 1800s with pioneering farmers, sailors and builders, and continues today through our acclaimed adventure company anchored on responsible, sustainable tourism.

Click Here for a Detailed Time Line

 For the full story, read the Awaroa Legacy co-authored by Lynette Wilson.