Spend one day exploring the stunning marine reserve by kayak and two days and two nights exploring the coastal track.

Day one join us for the Remote Coast Tour. This is a stunning day trip that covers the entire marine reserve from start to finish. Starting at Awaroa courtesy of our water taxi transfer, allows us to visit Shag Harbour*, a hidden inlet like nowhere else in the Abel Tasman. We then paddle south, focusing on the Tonga Island Marine Reserve and its playful inhabitants - the NZ fur seal, Kekeno. After a great picnic lunch on one of the beautiful beaches, we'll visit the Tonga Arches, exploring south along the carved granite coastline through to the tranquil lagoons and golden sand of the 'heart of the park' and our final destination, Bark Bay.

Spend the night in the park at Bark Bay and on day two walk the most famous section of the coastal track back to Anchorage. You will walk up through the lush coastal forest before crossing the 47m suspension bridge across Falls River before heading to Anchorage. Spend night two at Anchorage and then walk back to Marahau on day three. There are some great lookout points and amazing beaches on this section of the track, make sure you allow plenty of time to explore them.


 *Tide dependent

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Deluxe Remote Coast Overnighter

Trip Information

Duration: 3 Day

  • Check-in: 8.30am
  • Open: 1 Oct - 30 Apr
  • Age: Minimum 12 years, under the age of 16 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio
  • Food: Partially catered (includes lunch on guided kayak trip)
  • Prior Experience: Not necessary
  • Paddling: Approximately 4 hours interspersed with breaks
  • Kayak Sailing: Yes if conditions allow
  • Bush Walk: Approximately 7- 8 hours over two days
  • Water Taxi: One Water Taxi cruise
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return 2017 2018 Bus List