From $120pp

Paddle the calm waters of the Astrolabe before heading around the point to Anchorage where your walk will begin on the following day.

2 Days/1 Night

1 Day Kayak: Marahau – Anchorage/1 Day Walk: Anchorage - Marahau  

This trip is recommended for confident outdoors people, or at least those with good common sense. Day one is a paddle from Marahau North to Anchorage Bay. The Water Taxi will collect your kayak from here at the end of day one. You'll spend the night here and on day two enjoy walking the coastal track with beautiful views out over the turquoise waters of the Tasman Bay. For the budget conscious enjoy a walk South back to Marahau. If you are keen to walk North rather than South check out our 2 Day Kayak & Walk North.

Camp passes are included in our packaged price. We book these passes on your behalf. Please note if you are a New Zealand resident choose the New Zealand Resident price, if you are an International Visitor choose International Visitor price.

Recommended campsite: Anchorage. 

  • Start and finish at Marahau.
  • Fully explore the Astrolabe Anchorage area by kayak and foot at your own pace.
  • Paddle out to Adele & Fisherman Islands.
  • Drift into the Torrent Bay lagoon on a high tide.
  • Have your kayak picked up at the end of day one.
  • Spend a night at Anchorage.
  • Walk the coastal track back to Marahau.
  • Take in the picturesque view of Torrent Bay at the top of the climb out of Anchorage.
  • Your walk finishes at the end of the causeway in Marahau. The DoC shelter offers the perfect place to contemplate your journey before heading back to our base for a hot shower.

Make your first day easier and book a bag/pack transfer to Anchorage for $20 per bag/pack.

Recommended campsite: Anchorage. Campsite 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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2 Day Kayak & Walk South

Trip Information

Duration: 2 Days

  • Check-in: 8.15 am (10.30 am, noon & 1.30 pm 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 and camp pass (Abel Tasman Kayaks books on your behalf)
  • Food: Self catered
  • Prior Experience: Not necessary
  • Paddling: Approximately 4 hours interspersed with breaks
  • Bush Walk: Approximately 3 - 4 hours
  • Water Taxi: No Water Taxi cruises
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, $15 Motueka return