• How to get there - Abel Tasman Kayaks

    How to get here

Nelson/Tasman is well connected with Air New Zealand and Originair offering daily flights, regular Cook Strait ferries provide access between the North and South Island and SH 1, 6 & 7 all lead to Nelson/Tasman.

Our base is located in Marahau just over an hours drive from Nelson & 30 minutes from Motueka. We offer a morning and afternoon bus service from Nelson and Motueka. We’ve got plenty parking onsite, including room for campervans. For overnight trips we have a locked chain across our carpark for extra security.


Low tide crossing at stunning Awaroa Estuary.
Koro (Grandfather) and Kuia (Grandmother) our water taxi names reflect our desire to share and tell stories of the Abel Tasman.  The Abel Tasman National Park may have been gazetted as a national park in 1942 but its history dates back at least 700 years.
Beachside camping ❤
Even Weka can't resist a stunning sunrise! 🌅 Also known as the Māori hen or woodhen, Weka are the most common flightless birds in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Mother Nature showcasing a stunning palette of colors! 🌈
Smooth landing! perfect landing 👌 🚣‍♂️
Accessible and stunning coastline! 💖 Abel Tasman
Discovering the various lagoons and estuaries along the coastline, each with its own unique features.😊
Paddling during shoulder season: crisp, clear days and fewer crowds. 🚣‍♂️☀️ #QuietAdventures 
Photo credit @whatdoesbassee
Keep your 👀 eyes peeled for these guys around the park! At this time of the year, there are a lot of pups around.