From $400pp

5 Days/4 Nights

Kayak: Awaroa - Marahau

The 5 Day Awaroa Park Start gives experienced paddlers or confident outdoors clients access to the Awaroa lagoon headland area before heading south down the park.  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. Having 5 days allows you to really explore the coastline and many short walks on the Abel Tasman Great Walk Coastal track. Take the opportunity to stay at one campsite for a couple of nights to make this an even more leisurely trip.

As kayak rentals is the sole focus of our business this makes us uniquely experienced in preparing you for your big adventure through our renowned safety briefing. This covers everything: from packing, kayak technique, weather and planning/modifying the journey, stowage and sea-conditions, map interpretation, to those important emergency procedures. On top of that our guides will provide you with all the pointers for making this an unforgettable 5 day adventure.  

Recommended campsites: Night 1: Waiharekeke. Night 2: Mosquito Bay. Night 3: Anchorage.  Night 4: Anchorage or Te Pukatea Bay. Camp passes included in price which we book on your behalf.

  • Return journey under your own steam.
  • Opportunity to stay more than one night in a campsite.
  • Time allows you to see lagoons on different tides.
  • Seek out the spots our knowledgeable guides filled you in on at your briefing.
  • Take time to do a few side walks.
  • Enjoy our base facilities on completion of your trip.

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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5 Day Awaroa Park Start

Trip Information

Duration: 5 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 hours 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