Experience the famous Falls River Swing Bridge and an afternoon paddling in the Astrolabe.

Start your morning with a Water Taxi to Torrent Bay. From the beach the track climbs steadily, then sidles around two valleys and above an inlet to Falls River, which is crossed by a suspension bridge. The 47 metre bridge is a real highlight of this trip. Beyond the river, the track meanders through lush coastal forest before dropping back to the sea to Bark Bay.

Board the Water Taxi and take in the coastal view of the area you have just walked. Upon reaching Observation Beach meet your kayak guide and join the second half of our Soul Food trip. Take in all the highlights of the southern Abel Tasman, experience up close the beautiful Astrolabe Islands. If conditions permit, kayak-sail back into Marahau on the afternoon sea breeze.

We run three combinations of walking and kayaking in the Abel Tasman.  Each trip covers a different section of the coastal track and is priced as outlined. Kayak and Walk $125pp, Kayak & Pitt Head Nature Loop $150pp & Earth Sea Sky $190pp.

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Earth, Sea & Sky

Trip Information

Duration: 1 Day

  • Check-in: 8.30am
  • Open: 1 Sep - 31 May
  • Age: Minimum 12 years, under the age of 16 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio
  • Food: Includes lunch
  • Prior Experience: Not necessary
  • Paddling: Approximately 2 hours interspersed with breaks
  • Kayak Sailing: Yes if conditions allow
  • Bush Walk: Approximately 2.5hrs
  • Water Taxi: Two Water Taxi cruises
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return 2017 2018 Bus List