Gourmet Platter

from $230
Combine a water taxi, walk and kayak to experience the best day out in the Abel Tasman National Park! Book Now
Availability: All year round
Summer Departure(s): 8.30am
Winter Departure(s): 9.00am
Trip duration: Full Day
Ideal for: Walking the most scenic section of the Park and kayaking in the calmest waters!
Activity level: Moderate
Cruise info: Marahau to Torrent Bay: 45 min. Bark Bay to Observation Beach: 30 min
Walk info: Torrent Bay to Bark Bay: 2.5 hrs
Kayak info: Observation Beach to Marahau: 2 hrs

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Gourmet Platter

Travel by water taxi to Torrent Bay in the morning. Walk the beautiful Abel Tasman Coast Track between Torrent Bay and Bark Bay, including across the Falls River Swingbridge. Eat your lunch at Bark Bay before catching a water taxi south, back to Observation Beach. Join up with your guide before kayaking through the sheltered waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead visiting golden beaches, the wildlife on Adele Island sanctuary and the other wonders of the southern Abel Tasman. Finish with a sail home to Marahau on the sea breeze.

  • 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.
  • 1 day kayak hire
  • Optional lunch $20
  • Water taxi transfers for you and your kayak


  • Water taxi from Marahau to Torrent Bay
  • Walk from Torrent Bay to Bark Bay
  • Water taxi from Bark Bay to Observation Beach
  • Kayak 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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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.