Explore from Marahau to Anchorage in a day.
Set off on a guided kayaking expedition that starts at Marahau and finishes at Observation Beach. Along the way, catch fleeting glimpses of the coastal track and experience up close the magic of the Astrolabe Islands Once you arrive at Observation Beach, enjoy lunch before transitioning from paddling to walking.
Discover clear streams, native bush and and breathtaking vistas overlooking Anchorage and the Astrolabe Islands during your afternoon walk. Walk along Anchorage Beach to walk the beautiful Pitt Head loop track. Allow plenty of time to savor the panoramic vista that is Te Pukatea Bay, a hidden gem in the Abel Tasman. Walk back to Anchorage for your water taxi pick up, to transport back to Marahau.
Please note this trip may run in reverse.
We offer two other combinations of walking and kayaking adventures in the southern end of the Abel Tasman. Earth Sea Sky walks in the Bark Bay/Falls River area and the other option is the Kayak and Walk from Marahau to Marahau which retraces its own path.
Paddling is our business, with all activities supported by our purpose-built kayak base, featuring complimentary showers, wifi, gear 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.
Every trip is unique like each of our clients.
8.15 amCheck in and meet your guide. Your guide will provide a map for your afternoon walk.
8.30 amKayak briefing.
9.00 amKayak from Marahau to Observation Beach. Kayak approx 2 hrs with breaks.
12.15 pmEnjoy your lunch at Observation Beach.12.30 pmWalk unguided from Observation Beach to Anchorage via Pitt Head Nature Loop approx 2hrs.
4.00 pmWater taxi from Anchorage to Marahau.4.30 pmArrive back in Marahau.
*Please note this is an estimate of timings and based on our summer 8.15am check-in. There may be times when this trip will be reversed.
What to Bring
Please bring personal water bottle, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimsuit, warm top (wool or fleece), wind jacket, walking shoes, a change of clothes, cameras and any medication.
A double kayak, buoyancy vest, paddle, spray skirt, paddle jacket, dry bags for cameras and of course an awesome Abel Tasman Kayaks guide.