Abel Tasman Kayaking

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The Abel Tasman National Park has been New Zealand’s sea kayaking mecca for over 30 years. With its sheltered waters and seemingly endless progression of beaches, bays and tidal inlets to explore, the Park is equally perfect for first-time paddlers or seasoned kayakers.

An overnight kayak trip is likely be the most amazing experience you will ever have in the outdoors.  Paddling along the coastline during the day and then pulling your kayak up onto a beach to camp for the night is simply magical. The sunsets and sunrises are spectacular.

Most Abel Tasman kayaking tours leave from Marahau or use a water taxi to deliver your kayak to your starting point. Marahau Sea Kayaks is one of the longest standing and widely recognised kayaking companies in the region. Our guided kayak tours and, expert local guides, will give you another perspective of the park and take you to the best beaches and bays the Abel Tasman has to offer. If you ‘d prefer to go it alone, we also offer freedom Kayak rental from 2 hours to 5 days!

Choose from our selection of guided kayak tours & freedom kayak rentals

Two hour rental Split Apple Paddle - Kayak hire in teh Abel Tasman National Park

Split Apple Paddle

Freedom Kayak | Half Day
from $59
Freedom kayak rental: Two hour freedom kayak rental. Paddle from Marahau around to the second most photographed rock in the southern hemisphere: Tokangawhā (aka Split Apple Rock).
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Three hour rental Ngaio Island - Freedom kayak rental - hire - Abel Tasman National Park

Ngaio Island

Freedom Kayak | Half Day
from $69
Freedom kayak rental: Three hour freedom kayak rental. Paddle from Marahau around to the second most photographed rock in the southern hemisphere: Tokangawhā (aka Split Apple Rock) and beyond to Ngaio Island. Or, chill out on the beach before paddling back to Marahau.
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Half day rental Southern Coast - Kayak hire in teh Abel Tasman National Park

Southern Coast

Freedom Kayak | Half Day
from $74
Freedom kayak rental: Half day freedom kayak rental. Explore the beaches and islands in the Southern Abel Tasman.
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Explore the Park at your own pace Freedom Islands - Full Day Kayak Rental | Abel Tasman

Freedom Islands

Freedom Kayak | Full Day
from $99
Freedom kayak rental: Explore the beaches and islands in the Astrolabe Roadstead.
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Freedom Anchorage - Kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park

Freedom Anchorage

Freedom Kayak | Full Day
from $121
Freedom kayak rental: The classic Abel Tasman freedom kayak trip. Paddle from Marahau to Anchorage and then walk back to Marahau, or continue north via the Abel Tasman track on foot.
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2 Day Freedom

Freedom Kayak | 2 Days
from $125
Freedom kayak rental: Paddle at your own pace for two unforgettable days exploring the southern end of the Abel Tasman.
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Full Day Adventure Fantasy Island - Full Day guided kayak trip in the Abel Tasman

Fantasy Island

Guided Kayak | Full Day
from $160
Guided kayak trip: Kayak with your guide around the Astrolabe Roadstead.
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Blast & Walk - Blast & Walk - Kayak & Walk day trip | Abel Tasman

Blast & Walk

Guided Kayak | Full Day
from $165
Guided kayak trip: Kayak with your guide one way between Marahau and Observation Beach and freedom walk the opposite way along the Abel Tasman Coast Track.
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Abel Tasman Platter

Guided Kayak | Full Day
from $180
Guided kayak trip: Kayak in the morning with your guide, walk to Anchorage and then water taxi back to Marahau.
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Half Day Blast

Guided Kayak | Half Day
from $185
Guided kayak trip: Kayak with your guide one way between Marahau and Observation Beach and then water taxi back to Marahau.
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3 Day Freedom

Freedom Kayak | 3 Days
from $200
Freedom kayak rental: Paddle at your own pace for three unforgettable days exploring the southern and middle areas of the Abel Tasman.
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Full Day Adventure

Gourmet Platter

Guided Kayak & Walk | Full Day
from $205
Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track in the morning and kayak through the Astrolabe in the afternoon.
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Paddle & Walk

Guided Kayak & Walk | Full Day
from $220
Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track in the morning and then see it all again from a completely different perspective – from the water as you kayak south again.
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PM Paddle

Guided Kayak | Half Day
from $225
Guided kayak trip: Spend the afternoon kayaking between Bark Bay and Anchorage.
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Total Freedom

Freedom Kayak | 3 Days
from $234
Freedom kayaking package: Explore the Abel Tasman coastline from Marahau to Onetahuti, unguided and at your own pace.
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Best of Both Worlds

Guided Kayak & Walk | Full Day
from $240
Guided kayak trip: Kayak in the Tonga Marine Reserve and then walk the most scenic section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track in one day!
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Freedom Tonga

Freedom Kayak | 2 Days
from $244
Freedom kayak package: Paddle from Marahau to Onetahuti over two days spending the night at a beach side camp of your choice.
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Marine Reserve Express

Guided Kayak | Half Day
from $245
Guided kayak trip: Spend the morning exploring the wonders of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve in your kayak.
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4 Day Freedom

Freedom Kayak | 4 Days
from $250
Freedom kayak rental: Paddle at your own pace for four unforgettable days exploring the length of the Abel Tasman.
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Magical Marine Reserve

Guided Kayak | Full Day
from $260
Guided kayak tour: Explore the wonders of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve in your kayak.
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Freedom Totaranui

Freedom Kayak | 3 Days
from $269
Freedom kayaking package: Paddle from Marahau to Onetahuti over two days and then walk through to Totaranui on your third day.
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Ocean and Earth

Guided Kayak & Walk | 2 Days
from $280
Guided kayak trip: Combine the Magical Marine Reserve guided trip with a night at Anchorage and walk back to Marahau.
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5 Day Freedom

Freedom Kayak | 5 Days
from $300
Freedom kayak rental: Paddle at your own pace for five unforgettable days exploring the length of the Abel Tasman.
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Homeward Bound

Guided Kayak & Walk | 3 Days
from $315
Guided kayak trip: Explore the entire Abel Tasman Coast with the ultimate combo of water taxi rides, walking, guided and freedom kayaking.
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Locals Tip

Sara Local Kayak Guide - Abel Tasman

“You simply can’t beat a guided kayak trip where we show you our favourite nooks and crannies and teach you about the wildlife and history of the park.”

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