From $210pp

Fur seals are found along the coast of the park, particularly on the more remote granite headlands of Tonga Island. Explore this gem first before heading one way down the park.

2 Days/1 Night

Kayak: Onetahuti - Marahau

After a safety briefing in Marahau we'll take you and your kayak on a Water Taxi ride up to your start point, Onetahuti beach.  Our safety briefings cover everything you need to know, it's what we specialise in. From here you spend the afternoon of day one and all of day two exploring the coastline with the breeze at your back.  This is a cool trip that covers 25km of coastline over 2 days.  For the real explorers add on a few more kilometres for those side trips into the lagoons and rivers.  It's a really fun 2 days.

Recommended campsite: Bark Bay. Camp pass included in price which we book on your behalf.

  • 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.
  • Spend the night at Bark Bay.
  • If the tide is right on day two allow time to explore the lagoons and inlets between Bark Bay and Anchorage.
  • Cruise past Adele Island on your way back to Marahau.

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 Park Start

Trip Information

Duration: 2 days

  • Check-in: 8.15 am (1 Oct - 30 Apr) 9.00 am (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, 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 operating 1 Nov - 31 Mar. On request outside of these times