From $225pp

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

Start your morning with a Water Taxi to Torrent Bay. Walking unguided from Torrent Bay 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 sea level to Bark Bay. Enjoy your freshly made lunch at Bark Bay packed with nutrition before being picked up by the Water Taxi.

Relax on-board the boat and enjoy 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 $150pp, Kayak & Pitt Head Nature Loop $180pp & Earth Sea Sky $225pp.

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 Astrolabe coastline you have a professional guide with you for around 4 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.

Every trip is unique like each of our clients.

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Earth, Sea & Sky

Trip Information

Duration: 1 Day

  • Check-in: 8.15 am
  • Open: Open all year
  • 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