$290pp

4 Days to explore the Abel Tasman.

4 Days/3 Nights

Kayak: Onetahuti – Marahau

This is a trip where you get to sit back and really take your time.  As the only company specialising in kayak rentals, we provide a comprehensive safety briefing. This covers everything: from packing, kayak technique, weather and planning/modifying the journey, stowage and sea-conditions, map interpretation, to those important emergency procedures. After your safety briefing at our base we take you and your latest design kayak North to Onetahuti beach by water taxi. Using your new skills, and information of 'must see places' from our briefing, make your way south. Heading for Marahau over four wonderful days with the prevailing sea breeze at your back, it's leisurely paced but packed full of wonder.

  • Enjoy the luxury of kayaking one way with the sea breeze.
  • Don’t paddle the same coastline twice!
  • Explore the Tonga Island Marine Reserve and its surrounds -  you can go as far as Shag Harbour.
  • Wake up to hear the sea lapping and experience the New Zealand dawn chorus - what a way to start the day!
  • Allow time to rest your paddle and explore by foot some of the coastal track.
  • Seek out those special spots our knowledgeable guides shared at your briefing.
  • Enjoy our purpose built base facilities, which include a hot shower, on your return.

Recommended campsites: Night 1 Onetahuti or Tonga Quarry. Night 2 Bark Bay or Mosquito Bay. Night 3: Observation Beach or Te Pukatea Bay. 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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Trip Information

Duration: 4 Days

  • Check-in: 8.30am
  • Open: 1 Oct - 30 Apr
  • 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
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return 2017 2018 Bus List

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