Abel Tasman Platter

from $200
Kayak through the Astrolabe Roadstead with your guide then walk the Coastal Track north to Anchorage. Walk the Pitt Head Loop or just chill out on the beach before water taxiing back to Marahau. Book Now
Availability: All year round
Summer Departure(s): 8.30am
Winter Departure(s): 9.00am
Trip duration: Full Day
Ideal for: Combining a freedom walk and guided kayaking
Activity level: Moderate
Cruise info: Anchorage to Marahau: 45 min
Walk info: Observation Beach to Anchorage: 1 hr & Pitt Head loop track: 1.5 hrs (optional)
Kayak info: Marahau to Observation Beach: 2 hrs

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Abel Tasman Platter

Spend your morning on the water kayaking through the Astrolabe Roadstead with a small group of fellow kayakers led by one of our expert local guides. Learn about the local history and ecology from a guide who just loves sharing their knowledge and experience. Enjoy your lunch on the beach and then take in the stunning panorama whilst walking the Coastal Track north to Anchorage.  Either wander over to secluded Te Puketea Bay via the Pitt Head Loop or just chill out on the beach before catching your water taxi back to Marahau.

  • Minimum age 12 years

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 1 day kayak hire
  • Optional lunch $20
  • Water taxi transfers for you and your kayak


  • Kayak to Observation Beach
  • Walk from Observation Beach to Anchorage
  • Walk from Anchorage around the Pitt Head Loop back to Anchorage
  • Water taxi from Anchorage to Marahau

For transport between Nelson, Motueka and Marahau we recommend The Better Bus. You can book your transfers online or give them a call on 027 577 6975

Environmental Access Fee (EAF)

A portion of your ticket price goes directly towards preserving the unique environment you will enjoy on your trip in the Abel Tasman. This includes the compulsory concession fees paid to the Department of Conversation as well as voluntary contributions to local organisations and projects to improve the environment, ecology and access to the national park.
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Minimum 2 People Required To Book This Trip
From 1st May - 30th Sept

From the 1st May to the 30th September a minimum of 2 people are required to book this trip. 

Bookings from the 1st October to the 30th April may be booked for 1 person.