From $255pp

Start in the park and paddle south over three magnificent sun and sea kissed days!

3 Days/2 Nights

Kayak: Onetahuti - Marahau

Start with a safety briefing in Marahau before we water taxi you and your kayak up to Onetahuti beach.  You're then free to spend the next three days exploring the coastline. Travelling South with the sea breeze at your back, makes this a memorable trip not only from a scenery point of view with no doubling up, but also you don't have to work as hard paddling.  There is so much beauty from start to finish that you will be genuinely humbled by the experience you have in this natural paradise.

Recommended campsites: Night 1: Bark Bay or Mosquito Bay. Night 2: Observation Beach or Te Pukatea Bay. Camp passes 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 you can go as far as Shag Harbour.
  • 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).

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Trip Information

Duration: 3 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