Blast & Walk - Blast & Walk - Kayak & Walk day trip | Abel Tasman

Blast & Walk

from $186
Combine a half day of guided kayaking with an easy unguided walk through native bush back to Marahau. You'll experience the Adele Island bird sanctuary, golden beaches and fantastic views. Book Now
Availability: All year round
Summer Departure(s): 8.30am
Winter Departure(s): 9.00am
Trip duration: Full Day
Ideal for: Combining a short kayak and short walk
Activity level: Moderate
Walk info: Marahau to Observation Beach or reverse: 3 hrs
Kayak info: Marahau to Observation Beach or reverse: 2 hrs

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Blast & Walk

Have a blast in the park with this great day trip! Spend the kayaking leg of your adventure with a small group led by one of our expert local guides.  Kayak through the sheltered, scenic southern end of the Abel Tasman while learning about the local history and ecology from a guide who just loves sharing their knowledge and experience. Walk the other leg of the trip between Observation Beach and Marahau (approx. 3hrs), taking in the elevated views of the islands in the Astrolabe. Highlights include the Adele Island bird sanctuary, beautiful golden beaches and fantastic views of the Astrolabe.

  • Minimum age 12 years
  • Minimum 2 people (1st May to 30th September)
  • Minimum 1 person (1st October to 30th April)

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Half day kayak hire
  • Optional lunch $15


  • Kayak to Observation Beach
  • Walk from Observation Beach 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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Risk Disclosure

In any outdoor adventure activity, participants are exposed to variations in weather conditions and therefore there is an element of risk involved.
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