Half Day Itineraries

Pitt head Walk - A short stroll in the park

Catch a water taxi from Marahau to Anchorage and walk the Pitt Head Loop Track: A 1.5 hour round trip via beautiful Te Pukatea Bay. Meet your return water taxi back at The Anchorage.

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Half Day Blast - Kayak the sheltered waters of the Astrolabe

If you only have a morning or an afternoon to spare, you can still do a half-day guided kayaking trip. Paddle the stretch of water in the southern part of the Park with your guide and then catch a water taxi back to Marahau. Alternatively, start your trip with a water taxi trip to Observation Beach and then kayak with the afternoon sea breeze back to Marahau.

In either direction, you explore caves, islands and the beautiful beaches along the coast with a local expert at your side.

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One Day Itineraries

Gourmet Platter - The ultimate full-day walk and guided kayaking combo

Water taxi to Torrent Bay in the morning. Walk the beautiful coastal track through to Bark Bay, including across the Falls River Swingbridge. The walk takes about 2 to 3 hours and offers elevated views down to beautiful spots like Boundary Bay.

After having lunch on the beach at Bark Bay, catch a water taxi south to Observation Beach. At Observation Beach join your guide to kayak the sheltered waters south to Marahau, visiting golden beaches, the wildlife on Adele Island sanctuary and all the other wonders of the southern Abel Tasman. Finish with a sail back to Marahau on the sea breeze.

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Seals and Sand - Walk through the heart of the park, and meet some seals

Take a water taxi from Marahau to Torrent Bay in the morning, checking out the legendary Split Apple Rock, and then cruising past a progression of beautiful small bays along the Astrolabe Roadstead.

Walk the scenic coastal track to Onetahuti (4hrs), including across the Falls River Swingbridge, to meet your return taxi. Enjoy an encounter with some New Zealand fur seals on your return water taxi trip.

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Two Day Itineraries

Ocean and Earth - Explore Tonga Island Marine Reserve then hike out of the Park

Day one: Water taxi to Onetahuti then explore all of the wonders of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve in your kayak before paddling south to Anchorage. Wave goodbye to your kayak guide as you camp at Anchorage.

Day Two: Walk back to Marahau at your own pace stopping off at secluded beaches to take in the dazzling views of the Astrolabe Islands. A 3 to 4 hour walk.

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Abel Tasman Adventure

Day one: AquaTaxi to Onetahuti, walk to Anchorage (6hrs), overnight onboard AquaPackers (dorm room, dinner & breakfast). Upgrade to a private cabin also available at an extra cost.

Day two: Enjoy a scenic coastal walk from Anchorage to Marahau (3.5hrs).

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Three Day Itineraries

One way water taxi Marahau to Totaranui - Hike the Coastal Track in three days

Day one: Water taxi from Marahau to Totaranui. Walk from Totaranui to Onetahuti, (about 4 hours) before camping at Onetahuti.

Day two: Walk from Onetahuti to Anchorage over 6 to 7.5 hours. Camp at Anchorage. (Make sure you check out the glow worms in the cave at the northern end of the beach).

Day three: Walk from The Anchorage to Marahau (3 to 4 hours) stopping to relax at the many beaches you pass along the way. Enjoy the views across to the islands in the Astrolabe.

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Homeward Bound - Explore the entire Abel Tasman Coastline

Day one: Water taxi to Totaranui (or Awaroa depending on the tide) and walk to Onetahuti where you camp for the night.

Day two: Explore the Tonga Marine Reserve in your kayak with a local guide before paddling south to Anchorage. Camp in Anchorage for the night.

Day three: Explore the Astrolabe area on your unguided paddle back to Marahau in your kayak.

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