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New Zealand / South Island

Full Day Kayak & Walk Tour - Abel Tasman Kayaks

5.0 (2 reviews)



  • Warm up with an easy walk along the coastal track discovering scenic outlooks, clear streams and native bush.
  • Keep an eye out for incredible views over Anchorage and the Astrolabe Islands as they make great photo opportunities before the short descent to Observation Beach.
  • Once on the beach, tuck into one of our great lunches before embarking on your guided kayak adventure back to Marahau.


  • Lunch
  • Top quality double kayak
  • Lifejacket
  • Paddle with a jacket
  • Spray skirt
  • Dry bags for cameras
  • Detailed map
  • Full safety briefing with a qualified guide



Day 1 : Full Day Kayak and Walk

Experience a day filled with adventure and natural wonders with our flexible and invigorating itinerary! Begin your journey at 8.15 am with a warm check-in and a chance to meet your knowledgeable guide, who will share valuable tips and provide you with a map for your morning walk. At 9.00 am, embark on an unguided walk to Observation Beach, where the beauty of the surroundings will captivate you during the approximately 2-hour stroll. By 12.30 pm, reconvene with your guide at Observation Beach, where a delightful lunch awaits, providing you with a moment of relaxation and satisfaction.

As the afternoon unfolds, get ready for an exciting kayaking experience! At 1.00 pm, prepare for your kayak adventure with a comprehensive briefing. Then, at 1.30 pm, set off from Observation Beach on a scenic paddle back to Marahau, taking in the stunning coastal landscapes along the way. If conditions permit, you might even have the opportunity to sail back home, adding an extra touch of excitement to your journey. Throughout the approximately 2-hour kayak expedition, rest and rejuvenate with well-deserved breaks to fully appreciate the remarkable scenery that surrounds you.

The day concludes at 4.00 pm as you arrive back in Marahau, cherishing the memories of a day well-spent in nature's embrace. Please note that the order of the trip may be decided on the day, offering you the flexibility to experience it in reverse if deemed more suitable. Additionally, remember to check the seasonal check-in times: 8.15 am from 1st October to 30th April during the summer months, and 9.00 am from 1st May to 30th September during the winter season. Lastly, rest assured that a scrumptious lunch will be provided, ensuring you stay energized throughout this unforgettable adventure. Come join us and relish the best of nature's wonders in this extraordinary journey!

Meals: Lunch

Pickups / Departures

Departs: 8.15am (1 Oct - 30 Apr) Summer

Departs: 9.00am (1 May - 30 Sept) Winter


What to Bring:

Water bottle
Insect repellent
Warm top (wool or fleece)
Wind jacket
A change of clothes
Any medication

Optional Extras:

Bus Transfer from Nelson $60 return, Motueka $30 return.

Dietary Requirements:

Lunch included. Dietary requirements can be catered for please discuss at time of booking.


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Andrea D. 18 Nov 2023
Fab day out! Guide Awatea was amazing, entertaining and we learnt a lot about the National park. Saw sea lions en route. Enjoyed good quality picnic on the beach and walk back. Good day out!
Melinda S. 13 Nov 2023
We had a lovely time with this activity. It started with excellent communication on part of the tour operators- we needed to understand options for one of our group who had a shoulder injury (prior to the trip). They assured us they would provide a water taxi for that person, meaning they could still participate in the hike. The hike was beautiful and not too challenging. We took every overlook spur trail and still met the guide at a fabulous beach in plenty of time for lunch and relaxation before the kayak portion. Lunch was fresh and delicious. Guide was amusing. Kayak and “sailing” back was enjoyable.

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Full Day Kayak & Walk Tour - Abel Tasman Kayaks

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