• Walking Tours

    Walking Tours

Choose one of our walks

The Abel Tasman Coastal track is part of New Zealand’s great walk network. Its’ famous for its access to it’s many golden beaches and the native forest fringing the granite coastline. It is unique great walk in that every ‘section’ of the coastal track offers multiple opportunities to stop off at golden sand beaches and other coastal highlights, in fact certain sections of the coastal track are the stunning sweeping golden beaches. Unlike other Great Walks, you also have the unique benefit of taking a water taxi in and out to experience sections of the track at your own leisure, and to suit your own timetable.  It really is a park for all seasons and all people!  So from half day through to the full five day journey, there is really is something for everyone.

Walking in the park is generally broken into the following sections Marahau to Observation, Observation to Anchorage, Anchorage to Bark Bay, Bark Bay to Onetahhuti, Onetahuti to Awaroa and Awaroa to Totaranui.

Each section is roughly 2 – 4 hours of walking on a well formed track. We offer a number of independent walk only options which start with a scenic water taxi ride allowing you more time walking the section that you have choosen. If you have time, we recommend choosing our Three Day Classic Walk which covers the whole track, relax and recharge walking from Totaranui back to Marahau.

We understand sometimes it’s hard to choose between walking and kayaking so we have pieced together trips that offer both as an option. A trip like the Two Gods sees you exploring the Tonga Island Marine Reserve by kayak before exploring and walking the middle section of the coastal track or our rental kayak and walk options offer flexibility to experience the Abel Tasman by both land and sea, each trip highlights complementary sections of the park.

What our customers say

Wij hebben gekozen voor een hele dag kajakken, zonder de wandeling, om zo meer van het Marine Reserve te kunnen ontdekken. Na een korte introductie konden we op pad. De watertaxi naar het beginpunt was al beter dan verwacht. De gids nam er alle tijd voor en liet ons al het één en ander zien waar we door het getij wellicht later niet mee bij konden.

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NienkeNM

Can absolutely recommend this company. They organised a tramping trip combined with a kayak trip. Did all the bookings, answered endless emails and were so helpful. All the staff were incredibly friendly. The marine tour itself was a highlight. Our guide was brilliant and it was no problem that I'd never kayaked before. The equipment was great and all in all just a fabulous... read more


Anne H

Would 100% recommend the seal sanctory tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made sure that we enjoyed our day. We had plenty of time to get photos and have breaks. The lunch provided was super delicious! Everyone I dealt with was really helpful and friendly.


Makamaylaaa

Had a great day out kayaking with our guide, Amber. The day was perfect, I didn't even notice time passing just enjoyed every moment and never felt like any aspect of the day was too rushed or too long. The lunch provided was delicious and we took our time kayaking around Adele island talking about the history, wildlife, and seal spotting. Sounds like there is always something going on there... read more


975caitlinf

We had a fantastic day , superbly organised from start to finish. Our guide was excellent , felt really safe but was also an adventure and really good fun. Opportunity to see wildlife up close, time to swim, explore remote little bays.
A fantastic day.


KarenSharpe

Did the 5 day kayak trip, booked very last minute and they were able to accomodate us at short notice. We then flew to NZ pretty much just for this. From then on everything was really well organised by Abel Tasman Kayaks starting with our pickup from Nelson. The awesome kayaking experience was a fascinating journey where we saw some of the best scenery and wildlife New Zealand has to... read more


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Many of our trips conclude at Anchorage by the end of the day. 🌅🚣‍♂️ its also a great place to spend a night in the park.
Exploring the park on your own.
Split Apple Rock is just around the corner from our base, waiting to be explored.
This is one of our favorite photos ever! 📸❤️
Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a first-timer, we make sure the paddling is easy and fun for everyone!
Only 6 months to the longest day!  Bring on Summer!
One of our team members demonstrating the correct use of a dry bag. 📸 Cameras are welcome on all our trips, so you can capture every moment!
Awaroa is one of the many stunning beaches we launch our kayak trips from, situated right on the edge of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. 🚣‍♂️
It may be the smallest national park, but it's got a lot of coastline to explore. ❤️ the Abel Tasman National Park.
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