From $305pp

Explore the Awaroa headland then head South back to Marahau over 3 days.

3 Days/2 Nights

Kayak: Awaroa - Marahau

The 3 Day Awaroa Park Start gives experienced paddlers or confident outdoors clients access to the Awaroa lagoon headland area. This section of coastline has previously been restricted to tours with our experienced guides.  After taking part in the pre-trip safety briefing you will board the 11.00 am water taxi to Awaroa Beach.  From here explore the amazing Awaroa Lagoon (tide dependent) before paddling south around the Awaroa Headland checking out the incredible rock formations, drifting into Shag Harbour (tide dependent) before setting up camp for night 1.  Continue your exploration south over the next 2 days before arriving at Marahau. 

Recommended campsites: Night 1: Onetahuti or Mosquito Bay. Night 2: Anchorage or Te Pukatea Bay. Camp passes included in price which we book on your behalf.

  • Don’t paddle the same coastline twice!
  • Explore the Awaroa headland. 
  • Explore the Tonga Island Marine Reserve and its surrounds.
  • Take the time to watch the lagoons change with the tide.
  • Allow time to walk some of the side tracks.
  • Pull up at campsites that can only be accessed by kayak.
  • 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). This trip is designed for experienced paddlers or confident outdoors people.

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3 Day Awaroa Park Start

Trip Information

Duration: 3 Days

  • Check-in: 8.15 am
  • Open: 1 Oct - 30 Apr
  • 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: Previous paddling experience or competent in the outdoors
  • 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

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