From $110pp

Hire a kayak from us for the day and then you plan the rest of your trip.

1 Day

Kayak: Marahau - Anchorage/Walk: Customise your own walk

This trip is recommended for confident outdoors people, or at least those with good common sense. Hire a kayak from us for a day and then continue on your own for a walk on the Abel Tasman Great Walk coastal track. We prepare you for your day on the water and pick up your kayak at Anchorage so you can continue walking the track.  This option allows you to create your own walking itinerary either North or South. 

Recommended campsite: Anchorage. Camp pass not included in price.

  • Start and finish at Marahau.
  • Fully explore the Astrolabe area at your own pace.
  • Paddle out to Adele & Fisherman Islands and listen to the birdsong.
  • Know that choosing this trip means a portion of your trip cost helps protect the birds.
  • Drift into caves on a high tide.
  • If you're keen hike up to the top of the Watering Cove and take in the spectacular view of the Astrolabe and the Northern part of the park.
  • We pick up your kayak at Anchorage at the end of the day.
  • Walk on in the park either North or South - customise your own journey.

Make your first day easier and book a bag/pack transfer to Anchorage if you staying in the park overnight  - $20 per bag/pack.

Paddle one way and return to Marahau via water taxi - $150pp, bookable online.

Minimum group size 2 (no solo hires).


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1 Day Kayak & Walk

Trip Information

Duration: 1 Day

  • Check-in: 8.15 am (10.30 am & noon subject to availability) (1 Oct - 30 Apr) 9.00am (1 May - 30 Sep)
  • Open: Open all year
  • Age: Minimum 14 years, under the age of 18 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio
  • Includes: Kayak hire, kayak transfer
  • Food: Self catered
  • Prior Experience: Not necessary
  • Paddling: Approximately 4 hours interspersed with breaks
  • Water Taxi: No Water Taxi cruises
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return operating 1 Nov - 31 Mar. On request outside of these times