$265pp

Travel north over four magic days under your own steam, before returning via water taxi. Magic!

4 Days/3 Nights

3 Day Kayak: Marahau – Onetahuti/1 Day Walk: Onetahuti – Totaranui.

Take four days to kayak and walk in one direction through to the Northern water taxi point Totaranui. We make this easy for you by picking up your kayak at the end of day three and then meeting you at the end of day four to cruise you back down the coast for a good hot shower to finish your trip.  On your journey you get to experience the stunning Astrolabe and Marine Reserve -  there is plenty of time to explore these spots plus all the places in between.  The coastal track between Onetahuti and Totaranui provides great views of the coast and the bush you will encounter ranges from wetlands to lush native forest.

  • Journey North in one direction via kayak and foot.
  • Kayak from Marahau to Onetahuti.
  • Swap your paddle at Onetahuti for your walking shoes to Totaranui.
  • Walk the track between Onetahuti and Totataranui.
  • The coastal track provides great photo opportunities to capture the golden sands and turquoise waters of the park.
  • Return via water taxi seeing the coastline you just explored from a different perspective.
  • Enjoy a hot shower at our purpose built base.

Recommended campsites: Night 1 Observation Beach or Te Pukatea Bay. Night 2 Bark Bay or Mosquito Bay. Night 3 Onetahuti. Campsites included in price which we book on your behalf.

Hut or Aquapacker accommodation is available for an additional cost, please contact us to arrange.

Minimum group size 2 (no solo hires).

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4 Day Kayak & Walk North

Trip Information

Duration: 4 Days

  • Check-in: 8.30am (10.30am 12pm 1.30pm subject to availability)
  • Open: Open all year
  • Age: Minimum 14 years, under the age of 16 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio
  • Includes: Kayak hire, kayak transfer, passenger transfer and camp pass (Abel Tasman Kayaks books on your behalf)
  • Food: Self catered
  • Prior Experience: Not necessary
  • Paddling: Approximately 4 - 5 hours per day interspersed with breaks
  • Water Taxi: One Water Taxi cruise
  • Bush Walk: Approximately 3 - 4 hours
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return ATK Bus list

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