From $190pp

The 2 Day Late Riser trip allows you to make the most of your morning before heading into the park.

2 Days/1 Night

Kayak: Marahau - Onetahuti 

After completing your safety briefingpaddle from Marahau to the Astrolabe area in the southern end of the national park. The Astrolabe has the highest concentration of sandy beaches to explore and on the right tide you have the opportunity to explore a few caves before setting up camp. The Astrolabe comes alive late evening and early morning with the sound of Birdsong thanks to the efforts of the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust. The camp sites in this area are right on the beach and have amazing views of both southern islands. Night one will be spent in this area. 

Day two continue into the heart of the national park. Spend the day exploring Anchorage, Bark Bay and Onetahuti before returning via water taxi to Marahau. This trip covers 25km of coastline over 2 days.

Recommended campsite: Observation Beach. Camp pass included in price which we book on your behalf.

  • Start a bit later.
  • Spend a night in the Astrolabe listening to the dusk and dawn bird chorus.
  • If the tide is right allow time to explore the lagoons and inlets between Bark Bay and Anchorage.
  • Explore the Tonga Island Marine Reserve and its surrounds.

Hut accommodation is available for an additional cost, please contact us to arrange and camping gear can be hired at time of booking if required.

Minimum group size 2 (no solo hires).

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2 Day Late Riser

Trip Information

Duration: 2 days

  • Check-in: 1.30 pm
  • Open: I Nov - 31 Mar
  • Age: Minimum 14 years, under the age of 18 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio
  • Prior Experience: Not necessary
  • Includes: Kayak hire, kayak transfer, passenger transfer and camp pass (Abel Tasman Kayaks books on your behalf)
  • Food: Self catered
  • Paddling: Approximately 1.5 - 2 hrs day 1, 3 - 4 hours day 2 interspersed with breaks
  • Water Taxi: One Water Taxi cruise
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return operating 1 Nov - 31 Mar. On request outside of these times