From $5,000pp

A completely unique and exclusive expedition of the Abel Tasman National Park & Durville Island & the Marlborough Sounds.

This expedition will be a journey for the mind, body and soul serving up everything that is special about the Abel Tasman National Park, the dynamic waters of D’urville Island and the magnificent Marlborough sounds.

This entire experience will combine the expertise of Mindfully Wild Exped, Abel Tasman Kayaks, Te haranui and will be hosted by travel adventure guru and Abel Tasman Kayaks guide Kyle Mulinder (@barekiwi). Kyle will share his extensive knowledge of the Abel Tasman, Marlborough Sounds and New Zealand’s rich cultural history, marine biology and much more.

Step off the plane and straight into our private transfer vehicle which will take you to a luxurious house overlooking Nelson Bay and the Tasman region. You will have as much time as you need to settle in and recover from your flight before we board Te Harinui a 14.1 metre (46 foot) Robertson and Caine Leopard 46 sailing catamaran..

The first 2 days of your journey will be spent getting to know your fellow group members and kayaking in the sensational Abel Tasman National Park. Te Harinui will allow total freedom around the park, getting you to the right place at the right time, providing the best access to all the hidden gems and private beaches.

Create memories you’ll cherish for life and experiences that will invigorate the imagination sparking explorations inwards as you paddle and sail around historical headlands, float into beautiful lagoons, step back in time as you follow in the footsteps of the Maori before you, learn their way of life and traditional stories shared by Kyle.

You will then set sail across the Tasman bay bound for the infamous D’urville island. You will be in some of New Zealand’s wildest and remote waters where very few have paddled before you. The vast empty beaches are perfect for cooking freshly caught fish on an open fire and swapping tales and laughter. D’urville island is the crown jewel for adventurers looking to experience the great outdoors and mother nature. You will spend the next 3 days exploring the immense coastline of this iconic island before setting sail again for the more sheltered waters of the Marlborough sounds.

The sounds will be the last leg of your expedition, taking time to kayak and sail around the seemingly endless inlets and relishing the natural beauty. Stretch your legs on the coastal path and find moments of peace. Marlborough is also one the countries top wine producing regions and additional tours and wine experiences can be organized upon request.

Once we reach our final port of Havelock you will be welcomed by our friendly transfer team.

On this 7 day adventure you have Kyle sharing his knowledge and passion of the outdoors. All meals are catered and designed around your health and energy  Food highlights include evening hors d'oeuvres, fresh plunger coffee, local wines, beer and juices, we cook with seasonal ingredients and where possible source them locally. Vegetarian and dietary requirements can be catered for, please request at the time of booking.

Every trip is unique like each of our clients.

Please note this trip is limited to 6 people and departs 22 Nov returning 29 Nov 2019.

Please email us for further information or to make a booking.




7 Day Luxury Kayak & Sail

Trip Information

Duration: 7 Days

  • Check-in: 8.15 am
  • Open: 22 Nov - 29 Nov
  • Age: Minimum 14 years, under the age of 16 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio
  • Food: Fully catered
  • Prior Experience: Not necessary
  • Paddling: Approximately 4 - 5 hours per day interspersed with breaks
  • Kayak Sailing: Yes if conditions allow
  • Bush Walk: Yes – optional short bush walks
  • Water Taxi: No Water Taxi cruises