Ocean and Earth

from $260
On the first day, water taxi to Onetahuti then explore all of the wonders of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve in your kayak before paddling south to Anchorage. Camp at Anchorage for the night before walking or freedom kayaking back to Marahau on the second day. Book Now
Availability: Oct - Apr
Summer Departure(s): 8.30am
Trip duration: 2 Days
Ideal for: Combining a guided kayaking trip and a walk / freedom kayak
Activity level: Challenging
Cruise info: Marahau to Onetahuti: 1 hr 15 min
Walk info: Anchorage to Marahau: 3-4 hrs (option 1)
Kayak info: Onetahuti to Anchorage: 4 hrs & Anchorage to Marahau: 3-4 hrs (option 2)

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Ocean and Earth

Travel by water taxi to Onetahuti in the morning to join your guided kayak trip. Paddle with your expert local guide southward through the Tonga Island Marine Reserve visiting the friendly local wildlife. Enjoy your lunch on a golden beach before continuing our kayaking trip southwards to Anchorage. Spend the night at Anchorage at a beachside tent site. On day two, walk or freedom kayak back to Marahau at your own pace stopping off at secluded beaches to take in the dazzling views of the Astrolabe Islands.

  • Minimum age 14 years
  • Minimum 2 people required for freedom kayak upgrade on day two

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 1 day kayak hire
  • Optional lunch on day one $15
  • DOC Camp pass for one night
  • Water taxi transfers for you and your kayak
  • Free pack transfer if required on day one


  • Water taxi from Marahau to Onetahuti
  • Kayak from Onetahuti to Anchorage
  • Stay night at Anchorage
  • Option 1: Walk, unguided from Anchorage to Marahau
  • Option 2: Freedom kayak from Anchorage to Marahau on your second day  (+$30 upgrade)

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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