The Abel Tasman National Park’s crystal clear waters and golden-sand beaches are set against a backdrop of subtropical native rainforest.

With an endless array of bays, tidal inlets and long sweeping stretches of beach, the Abel Tasman has been New Zealand’s premier sea kayaking location for over thirty years.

There are two basic kayakings options; freedom rentals and guided kayaking trips. Guided trips allow you to tap into the knowledge of an experienced local guide and expert kayak instructor. Freedom rentals provide the option to paddle into the Park under your own steam and according to your own schedule.

The Abel Tasman coastline also contains many sections that are sheltered from most sea currents and coastal winds, making it absolutely perfect for first-time paddlers.

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Sea Kayaking Trips

Choose from various Sea Kayaking adventures in the Abel Tasman

    Best of Both Worlds

    Full Day

    Guided kayak trip: Kayak in the Tonga Marine Reserve and then walk most the scenic section of the Coastal Track in one day!

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      Paddle and Walk

      Full Day

      Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Coastal 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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        Gourmet Platter

        Full Day

        Guided kayak trip: Walk the best section of the Coastal Track in the morning and kayak through the Astrolabe in the afternoon.

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          Blast & Walk

          Full Day

          Guided kayak trip: Kayak with your guide one way between Marahau and Observation Beach and freedom walk the opposite way along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.

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            Abel Tasman Epic

            Full day

            The most fun you will EVER have in one day! Skydive above the Abel Tasman in the morning and kayak in the Abel Tasman that afternoon.

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              Freedom Deal

              Full Day

              Freedom kayak rental + return bus to/from Nelson: A full day of freedom kayaking, and return transport from Nelson.

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                3 Day Freedom

                3 days

                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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                  Freedom Totaranui

                  3 days

                  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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                    Freedom Anchorage

                    Full Day

                    Freedom kayak rental: The classic Abel Tasman freedom kayak trip. Paddle from Marahau to Anchorage and then walk back to Marahau, or continue north through the Abel Tasman on foot.

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                      Freedom Tonga

                      2 days

                      Freedom kayaking package: Paddle from Marahau to Onetahuti over two days spending the night at a beachside camp of your choice.

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                        Half Day Blast

                        Half Day

                        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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                          Guided Deal

                          Full Day

                          Guided kayak trip + return bus to/from Nelson: Fantasy Island kayaking plus return trip bus transport to and from Nelson.

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                            Ocean and Earth

                            2 days

                            Guided kayak trip: Combine the Magical Marine Reserve guided trip with a night at Anchorage and walk back to Marahau.

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                              Homeward Bound

                              3 days

                              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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                                Gone With the Wind

                                2 days

                                Guided kayak trip: Combine the Magical Marine Reserve guided trip with a night at Anchorage and a freedom kayak leg back to Marahau.

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