• Checklist - Abel Tasman Kayaks

    Checklist

Having the right gear is key to a great adventure.

A list of what we provide can be found here.

A list of gear we hire can be found here.

Kayak and walking clothing

  • t-shirts and shorts (not cotton)
  • sunhat
  • sunglasses
  • warm top (wool/fleece)
  • sandals and/or walking shoes
  • swimsuit and towel.

Personal items

  • medication
  • camera
  • Sunscreen
  • insect repellent
  • water bottle

Note: For your own comfort throughout the day we advise that you wear shorts or similar whilst paddling the kayak. Long pants get very wet! If your walking you may want a change of clothes for walking.

Overnight additional items

  • Evening: Long pants
  • t-shirt warm top (wool or fleece)
  • trainers and socks
  • rain proof jacket

Personal items:

  • medication
  • camera
  • Sunscreen
  • insect repellent
  • water bottle
  • toiletries
  • torch

Camping equipment:

  • Tent and sleeping mat if camping
  • sleeping bag, torch
  • cooker and fuel
  • cooking pots and pans
  • utensils
  • plates and cups
  • matches

These items are available for hire. See selection and prices.

Food & water:

Examples of food provisions:

1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Dinner* Dinner* Dinner*
Snacks Snacks Snacks Snacks
Water Water Water Water

*Dinner not required on last day of hire

Day 1: Fresh foods

Day 2: Root vegetables/grains/cereals/vacuum packed meats

Day 3 & onwards: Dehydrated/tinned/packaged/packet meals

Snacks: fresh fruit, muesli bars, nuts and seeds, chocolate bars, crackers etc

Tip: The kayak will keep fruit and vegetables fresh for a 2-3 day period, save the dehydrated food for the last few days of your trip! We advise that leafy greens (eg lettuce) need to be eaten day 1 and advise against taking chicken.

Be sure to bring enough food for your whole journey including an extra day in case weather or marine conditions delay your return. We recommend purchasing this before you get to Marahau. Make sure you bring plenty of fresh water with you. Filtered water is available at our base, untreated water is available at the campsites and huts and will require treating/boiling before using.  You will need to bring all your rubbish back out with you.

Checklist - Abel Tasman Kayaks

We provide

Guided Kayak Tours

A double kayak, buoyancy vest, paddle, spray skirt, paddle jacket, dry bags for cameras and catering as outlined in the tour description. Additional items in the winter: wetsuits, wetsuit booties.

Kayak Rental

A double kayak, buoyancy vest, spray skirt, paddle jacket, paddle, dry bags for cameras, safety emergency flares, waterproof map, water pump and a spare paddle. Additional items in the winter: wetsuits, wetsuit booties.

Gear Hire

We hire a range of camping gear. Add items to your booking when booking online or call us to add to your booking. We highly recommend you pre-book camp gear if required.

Item Per Day Additional Days
Full camping Pack, Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, cooking set. Full camping Pack (1 person) Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, cooking set. $50.00 $10.00
Full camping Pack (2 person) Tent, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, cooking set. $80.00 $20.00
Cooking set, kitchen set, gas cooker and gas canister Cooking set (2 person) kitchen set, gas cooker and gas canister $25.00 $12.50
Two person tent Two person tent $25.00 $12.50
Sleeping bag and liner Sleeping bag and liner $15.00 $7.50
Thermarest Thermarest $10.00 $5.00
Sleeping mat $5.00 $2.50
Gas Cooker (incl 1 gas canister) Gas Cooker (incl 1 gas canister) $15.00 $7.50
Gas bottle (screw top) Gas bottle (screw top) $9.00  N/A

#ABELTASMANKAYAKS

The scenery is amazing above the water in the Abel The scenery is amazing above the water in the Abel Tasman, but below the water it is pretty special as well.
Pulling up to a beach anytime of the day in the Ab Pulling up to a beach anytime of the day in the Abel Tasman is magic!
What a way to get to the start spot.... What a way to get to the start spot....
Its's already fun exploring..... Its's already fun exploring.....
The Abel Tasman coastline is famous for it's rocky The Abel Tasman coastline is famous for it's rocky outcrops these little ones are fun to navigate around.
There's nothing like listening to the dawn chorus. There's nothing like listening to the dawn chorus... take a listen to one of Project Janszoon recordings, imagine waking up to this. https://www.janszoon.org/assets/audio/audio_korimako-bellbirds.mp3
. New Zealan's most accessible National Park. How .
New Zealan's most accessible National Park. How will you explore it?
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Waking up to this magical sunrise, you can nearly Waking up to this magical sunrise, you can nearly feel the warmth ... bring on summer! 
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After a day adventuring there is nothing like rela After a day adventuring there is nothing like relaxing and having someone else cook for you. On our Classics we do that for you, so you can sit back and soak in your surroundings.

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Capturing the moment in the Abel Tasman National P Capturing the moment in the Abel Tasman National Park! Thanks @barekiwi 

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#southislandnz

#explorenz

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