Big Shoulder Special

from $299
Explore the Abel Tasman over two magical days from your base in Marahau, the Abel Tasman Village. Valued at $394 for 2 people, this is the ultimate shoulder season special! Book Now
Availability: October, November, March & April
Summer Departure(s): 8.30am, 10:30am, 12:00pm
Trip duration: 2 Days
Ideal for: Anybody looking for champagne on a beer budget!
Activity level: Moderate
Cruise info: Marahau to Anchorage: 45 min
Walk info: Anchorage to Marahau: 3-4 hrs
Kayak info: Marahau into the Astrolabe and return: 4 hrs

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Big Shoulder Special

This packaged trip is for two people. It includes two nights of twin-share cabin accommodation at the Marahau Beach Camp. Located right in the middle of the Abel Tasman Village, the Beach Camp is the perfect base for day trips in the Abel Tasman National Park. The price includes a full day freedom kayak rental. After a briefing and instructions on how to use the equipment by a kayak instructor, you set off from Marahau to spend your day exploring the Astrolabe Roadstead (the southern stretch of the Abel Tasman) at your own pace. Stop at the beaches along the coastline for some relaxation and then paddle back to Marahau in the afternoon.

On your next day catch a water taxi to Anchorage where you can spend the entire day meandering back to Marahau, stopping at any (or all!) of the beaches along the Astrolabe Roadstead.

Priced at $299 yet valued at $394, this is the ultimate shoulder season special only available in spring and autumn!!

  • Kayaking trip minimum age 14 years

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 1 day kayak hire
  • Water taxi fares
  • 2 nights twin share cabin accommodation


  • Water taxi from Marahau to Anchorage
  • Kayak around the Astrolabe Roadstead
  • Stay two nights in Marahau

For group bookings requiring transport between Nelson, Motueka and Marahau please give us a call on 0800 80 80 18 to add bus transfers to your booking.

Important Notice: From December 3rd, New Zealand moved into the new COVID-19 Protection Framework, or traffic light system. We are required to adopt this new framework in order to remain open and also to keep everybody safe. Therefore from December 3rd all customers older than 12 years and 3 months will need to present their My Vaccine Pass before they can use our services. The new Protection Framework also requires that we adhere to the regulations outlined for each of the three levels; red, orange and green. For more specific information about COVID-19 Protection Framework please visit this link. Thank you for your understanding.

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