Anchorage

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Anchorage has the first large camping area and hut in the national park from Marahau at the southern entrance.

Anchorage is well sheltered by headlands to the north and south so is the ideal spot for yachties to anchor their launches – hence its name. To the south of Anchorage is the Pitt Head Loop track and the quintessential golden-sand, crescent shaped Te Pukatea Bay. To the north of Anchorage, across a tidal estuary, lies Torrent Bay. During low tides, you can walk directly across the estuary to Torrent Bay in about 20 minutes. The high-tide track goes around the estuary and takes around 1 to 1.5 hours.

3 Day Freedom

Freedom Kayak | 3 Days
from $160
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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4 Day Freedom

Freedom Kayak | 4 Days
from $190
Freedom kayak rental: Paddle at your own pace for four unforgettable days exploring the length of the Abel Tasman.
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5 Day Freedom

Freedom Kayak | 5 Days
from $220
Freedom kayak rental: Paddle at your own pace for five unforgettable days exploring the length of the Abel Tasman.
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Abel Tasman Adventure

Walking & Hiking | 2 Days
from $170
Water taxi and accommodation package: Day 1: Water taxi to Onetahuti, walk to Anchorage (6hrs), overnight onboard Aquapackers. Day 2 walk from Anchorage to Marahau (3.5hrs).
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Abel Tasman Platter

Guided Kayak | Full Day
from $160
Guided kayak trip: Kayak in the morning with your guide, walk to Anchorage and then water taxi back to Marahau.
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Anchorage Bus Deal

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $60
One way water taxi + return bus to/from Nelson: Bus from Nelson, water taxi to Anchorage and walk back to Marahau to catch your return bus to Nelson.
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Bark Bay Bus Deal

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $68
One way water taxi + return bus to/from Nelson: Bus from Nelson, water taxi to Bark Bay and walk back to Marahau to catch your return bus to Nelson.
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Beaches & Bays

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $76
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Bark Bay, walk the scenic Coastal Track to Anchorage (3.5hrs).
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Best of Both Worlds

Guided Kayak & Walk | Full Day
from $225
Guided kayak trip: Kayak in the Tonga Marine Reserve and then walk the most the scenic section of the Coastal Track in one day!
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Big Shoulder Special

Deals & Packages | 2 Days
from $299
The ultimate shoulder season special for two people! Two full days of Abel Tasman Adventure, plus two nights accommodation at the Marahau Beach Camp!
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Freedom Anchorage

Freedom Kayak | Full Day
from $105
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

Freedom Kayak | 2 Days
from $215
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 Totaranui

Freedom Kayak | 3 Days
from $240
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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Homeward Bound

Guided Kayak & Walk | 3 Days
from $295
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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Magical Marine Reserve

Guided Kayak | Full Day
from $245
Guided kayak trip: Explore the wonders of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve in your kayak.
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Marahau Adventurer

Deals & Packages | Full Day
from $649
The ultimate Abel Tasman day: Scenic helicopter flight, short walk and guided kayak trip through the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Finish off your day with a water taxi ride to Marahau for a drink on the waterfront!
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Ocean and Earth

Guided Kayak & Walk | 2 Days
from $260
Guided kayak trip: Combine the Magical Marine Reserve guided trip with a night at Anchorage and walk back to Marahau.
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Overnight Delight

Guided Kayak & Walk | 2 Days
from $530
Guided kayak trip: The ultimate fully guided, fully catered overnight trip.
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Paddle & Walk

Guided Kayak & Walk | Full Day
from $205
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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Pitt Head Walk

Walking & Hiking | Half Day
from $71
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Anchorage to walk the Pitt Head Loop Track (1.5hr) round trip.
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PM Paddle

Guided Kayak | Half Day
from $200
Guided kayak trip: Spend the afternoon kayaking between Bark Bay and Anchorage.
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Slice of Paradise Option 2

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $86
Return water taxi and walking trip: Travel the length of the park to Totaranui and back to Bark Bay for a 3.5hr walk to Anchorage.
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Torrent River

Deals & Packages | Full Day
from $279
With a fantastic combination of slides, jumps, ziplines and abseils, this is the most popular canyoning trip in the Abel Tasman!
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Total Freedom

Freedom Kayak | 3 Days
from $205
Freedom kayaking package: Explore the Abel Tasman coastline from Marahau to Onetahuti, unguided and at your own pace.
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Two 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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Water Taxi – One Way Fare

Water Taxi | Half Day
from $37
Water taxis provide quick and convenient access to the six major bays along the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline.
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Water Taxi Charter

Scenic Cruise | Full Day
from $350
Special charter services available upon request
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Locals Tip

“There are small caves at the northern end of Anchorage which are home to glow worms - and cave wetas! ”

Brendan Alborn, Owner Operator

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