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Why not add on some kayaking as part of your trip?

It’s easy to see why kayaking along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track has become world famous. Paddle along golden sand coastlines, into quiet bays, through marine reserves with plenty of native marine life. No trip to the Abel Tasman is complete without getting out on the water.

We can organise guided or independent kayaking at various points along the track.

We’ve selected the best kayak trips below that complement our walking tours.

Half-day Guided Trips

Perfect addition to any of our trips (minimum age 12 years)

Kayak from Marahau to Observation Beach – a half day guided trip paddling through the Astrolabe Roadstead and passing beautiful golden sand beaches along the way. Learn from your guide about the natural and human history of this landscape. Round off this wonderful day with a leisurely walk from Observation Beach to Anchorage.

PRICE: NZD$175 per person (minimum 2 guests)

Freedom Rentals

Great if you’ve got some experience and looking for a full days’ kayaking                  (only departs from Marahau)

You can hire a kayak for a day, and after a mandatory safety briefing you are off, independently exploring the coastline of granite outcrops and golden sand beaches. Cross the Astrolabe Roadstead and check out Fisherman’s and Adele Islands, before finishing at Anchorage or Observation Beach.

PRICE: NZD$130 per person, includes kayak retrieval from Anchorage or Observation Beach (minimum 2 guests, 14 years & over). Or you could return to Marahau – price: NZD$110 per person (minimum 2 guests)

Half-day Family Kayak Adventure

Perfect addition to our 3 & 4 Day Family Camping Adventures (minimum age 6 years)

The perfect kayak trip for families – departing from the beach in Anchorage and exploring the perfect beaches, rocky headlands and islands in the sheltered Anchorage Bay.

Meet the guide on the beach and after a short how to session paddle off in this perfect setting.  The guide will structure the trip to match the abilities of the participants and you will arrive back at Anchorage Beach having had a wonderful paddle & explore. The trip is best to do in the mornings and suitable for children 6 years and above and for first time kayakers. Lunch & hot drinks included.

PRICE: NZD$165 per child (6 – 14 years)/ NZD$250 per adult (minimum 4 guests)

Half-day Awaroa Kayak Adventure

Perfect addition to our 4 & 5 Day Classic trips with a rest day at Awaroa

This trip begins on Awaroa Beach in front of Awaroa Lodge – the perfect trip for those staying at Awaroa Lodge or surrounds. The Awaroa area is an exciting and dynamic environment and your Awaroa based guides use their knowledge of tides and weather patterns to run the best possible trip for you given the conditions of the day. The guided kayak trip last for 3 – 3.5 hours including a pre-trip safety briefing and a 20 – 30 minute stop on a secluded beach. Your  guide breaks up the trip by providing fascinating commentary at notable points along the way. Hot drinks & snacks are provided on the beach.

No experience is required for the trip – minimum age 12 years old

PRICE: NZD$175 per person (minimum 2 guests)

Half-day Golden Bay Kayak Trip

Perfect addition to our 4 & 5 Day All The Way trips

Tata Islands provide a breathtaking backdrop as you launch your kayak from the golden sands of Tata Beach, straight into the Abel Tasman National Park. Visit Motu and Ngawhiti Islands (Tata Islands), home to New Zealand’s largest and busiest shag colony, seals lazily watching you paddle by. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will fill you in on local tales and the history of the Abel Tasman National Park and surrounding area as well as spotting the local wildlife.

No previous experience is required. Suitable for all ages and paddling abilities in  stable double kayaks.

PRICE: NZD$175 per person (minimum 2 guests)

Unguided Walk Options

Guided Walk Options

We can also arrange multi-day kayak trips in the Abel Tasman National Park

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