Combine our best one day adventure with staying in the Abel Tasman park for a night!

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 walk the coastal track back to Marahau on day two. 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 estuary. The estuary can be crossed within two hours either side of low tide, or an all-tide track leads around to Anchorage. From Anchorage continue south to the lookout which offers views of where you have just walked. Follow the coastal track back to Marahau allowing time to walk down to a number of the accessible beaches in the Astrolabe area. Finish your walk by crossing the boardwalk back to the DoC information kiosk at Marahau.


If you would prefer to do this trip and stay in the hut it is $245pp.

*Tide dependent

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Remote Coast Overnighter

Trip Information

Duration: 2 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
  • Water Taxi: One Water Taxi cruise
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return ATK Bus list