Blast & Walk

from $130
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

Spend the kayaking leg of your adventure with a small group of fellow kayakers 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

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

We run a daily shuttle bus to Marahau from Nelson and Motueka.  If you don’t have your own transport please give us a call on 0800 80 80 18 to add bus transfers to your booking.

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