From $150pp

A great kayak and walk option to experience the stunning southern end of the Abel Tasman.

Embark on your guided kayak adventure from Marahau to Observation Beach. You will catch glimpses of the coastal track and experience up close the magic of the Astrolabe Islands. Once finished enjoy one of our great lunches before swapping your paddle for walking shoes. Discover clear streams, native bush and incredible views over the Astrolabe.

Please note this trip may run in reverse.

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.

Winter (1 May - 30 Sept) - Your trip includes hot drinks and chocolate cake, please bring your own packed lunch. 

Summer (1 Oct - 30 Apr) - We cater morning tea 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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Kayak & Walk

Trip Information

Duration: 1 Day

  • Check-in: 8.15 am (1 Oct - 30 Apr) 9.00 am (1 May - 30 Sep)
  • Open: Open all year
  • Age: Minimum 10 years (1 May - 30 Sept), 12 years (1 Oct - 30 Apr) 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 3 hours
  • Water Taxi: No Water Taxi cruises
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return