• The Park For all Seasons

Famous for its golden beaches, turquoise waters and spectacular scenery New Zealand’s smallest and most accessible national park is a quietly beautiful place to explore. Kayaking here is considered the best in New Zealand and the coastal track is part of the New Zealand Great Walk network. Whatever time of the year, option or combination of options you choose the Abel Tasman National Park will leave lasting memories.

Kayaking times and distances

We have about 50 kms of coastline to explore by kayak. The below times are paddling times for experienced kayakers in calm conditions and without stops.

Marahau to Observation Beach 2 hrs
Observation Beach to Anchorage 2 hrs
Anchorage to Bark Bay 2 hrs
Bark Bay to Onetahuti 2 hrs
Onetahuti to Awaroa (guided only) 2 hrs
Awaroa to Totaranui (guided only) 2 hrs

Walking times and distances

The Abel Tasman has an excellent coastal walking track, and a more remote inland track. Walking sections of the coastal track can be readily integrated with sea kayaking along the Abel Tasman coastline. Department of Conservation advertises the following walking times:

Marahau to Anchorage Hut  3.5 hrs 11.5 kms
Anchorage Hut to Torrent Bay    
High tide route 1.25 hrs 4.0 km
Low tide route 20 mins 0.9 km
Torrent Bay to Bark Bay 3 hrs 7.8 km
Bark Bay to Onetahuti 2.5 hrs 6.1 km
Onetahuti to Awaroa Hut 1.5hrs 5.3 km
Awaroa Hut to Totaranui 1.5 hrs 5.5 km
Totaranui to Whariwharangi 3.5 hrs 7.5 km

Climate

The Nelson Tasman region generally gets the annual most sunshine hours in New Zealand. Winds can occur during any time of the year and can affect kayaking itineraries and timing. Autumn and early winter are generally calmer.

Day Night
Summer (Dec-Feb) 22 Degrees 13 Degrees
Autumn (Mar-May) 18 Degrees 8 Degrees
Winter (June-Aug) 13 Degrees 3 Degrees
Spring (Sept-Nov) 17 Degrees 7 Degrees

Current weather and forward forecasts can be viewed:

NIWA National Park forecast

Abel Tasman coastal forecast

Short forecast for Abel Tasman area

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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
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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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