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 camping at Bark Bay and walk unguided the coastal track back to Anchorage on day two. We have allowed plenty for exploring between Bark Bay and Anchorage. From Bark Bay walk up through the lush coastal forest before crossing the 47 m suspension bridge across Falls River. Sidle around two valleys before walking down to Torrent Bay. From here you have two options to take the high tide route and explore Cleopatra's Pool or spend the afternoon taking in the surrounds of Anchorage. The estuary can be crossed within two hours either side of low tide, or an all-tide track leads around to Anchorage.
Spend night two camping at Anchorage 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.
Paddling is our business, with all activities supported by our purpose-built kayak base, free hot showers, free wifi, free equipment storage & client transporters. We also provide high-quality soft gear - fitted for each client by our guides and high-quality hard gear – customised for comfort for each client.
On this trip covering the Tonga Island Marine Reserve you have a professional guide with you for around 7 hours sharing their knowledge and passion of the Abel Tasman. We also cater a snack and lunch designed around your health and energy made onsite by our container cafe. All other meals and snacks are to be supplied by you.
Every trip is unique like each of our clients.
Please note camping gear must be supplied by clients or hired through us pricing can be found under the gear and gear hire tab.Book This Trip Download Itinerary & Map