Full-Day Abel Tasman Kayak And Walk - Nelson

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Motueka kayaking base
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Paddle intothe heart of Abel tasman national park on afull-day kayaking and trekkingtour with a guide. Start with an included water-taxi ride from Marahauand see aseal colony in itsnatural environment. Your guide accompanies youbeautiful beaches along the coastline and introduces you to the spectacular scenery of Abel Tasmanbefore a return bus transfer toMotueka.


Close encounter with wildlife

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Family friendly

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Small group ensures personal service

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Your day starts with a bus transfer from the kayaking base in Motueka, followed by a quickwater-taxi ride to the northern beach of Onetahuti. From there, you'll paddle by kayak with your guide to Tonga Island and its flourishing seal colony. Appreciatethe beauty of these sleek mammals while you observe them from a distance intheir natural environment. Tides permitting, explore the spectacular Tonga Arches, and head south to Bark Bay.

After lunch (own expense), you have the option to continue kayaking to Anchorage or leave your guide for a 7-mile (12-km) hike to Anchorage, which includes the Falls River swing bridge. Afterward, catch the water taxiback to Marahau and shuttle back to the base in Motueka, where you're free to accessthe Wi-Fi or a hot shower.


Water-taxi round-trip transfer from Marahau

Round-trip bus transfer from Motueka

Free parking and hot showers at the base in Motueka

Free Wi-Fi


Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Tonga Island Marine Reserve


Picnic lunch ($17 per person)

Round-trip bus transfer from central Nelson ($25 per person)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 14 years

Private trips are available on request or for families with children under the age of 14 years

Kayaking guide for every 1 to 8 passengers

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Feb-2018

    Beautiful trip. Took a water taxi to kayaking. After a quick lesson, had a guided kayak tour for about 2 hours then had lunch on the beach. We changed clothes, then went hiking on our own. The hiking definitely has some inclines, but has really great scenery and is well marked. Lots of shade on the walk, but sunscreen a must for this trip. Also lots of drinking water. You do need to keep a pretty good pace on the walk in order to make it back on time to catch the water taxi back - we ended up taking the 'low tide' route and were really glad we did as I am not sure we would have made it back in time if we had taken the 'high tide'. Granted, we are not the fastest walkers out there so this might not be any kind of issue for someone else.