Take a one-way or return water taxi trip to explore the Abel Tasman National Park.

Departures leave at 8.30 AM, 11.30 AM & 1.30 PM from Marahau.

The taxi timetable is based on North to South, going from Marahau up to Totaranui and then return.


Marahau 8.30 AM 11.30 AM 13.30 PM
Anchorage North 9.15 AM 13.45 PM
Torrent Bay North 9.15 AM
Bark Bay North 9.25 AM 12.15 PM 14.00 PM
Onetahuti North 9.30 AM 12.30 PM 14.15 pm
Awaroa North 9.45 AM 14.30 PM
Totaranui 10.00 AM 14.45 pm
Awaroa South 9.45 am 15.00 PM
Onetahuti South 10.15 AM 12.30 PM 15.15 PM
Bark Bay South 10.30 AM 12.45 PM 15.30 PM
Anchorage South 10.45 AM 13.00 PM 15.45 PM
Marahau 11.00 AM 13.30 PM 16.30 PM


Under 5’s travel for  free

Adult Child
Marahau – Anchorage $40pp $20pp
Marahau – Bark Bay $42pp $21pp
Marahau – Onetahuti $45pp $22.50p
Marahau – Awaroa $48pp $24pp
Marahau – Totaranui $50pp $25pp
Bag transfer $20 per bag per movement


To book a return trip you will need to book two seperate one way trips


1 Day

  • Adult from: $40
  • Child from: $20
  • Open: 1 Dec – 30 Apr (on request outside of these times)
  • Age: Any age, under 18’s need to be accompanied by at least 1 adult

Departure Times

Please note the Department of Conservation apply differential pricing between 1st October and 30th April. If you are a New Zealand resident choose the New Zealand Resident price, if you are an International Visitor choose International Visitor price.


  • Do I need hiking boots?

    For walking the track, firm footwear is required, but boots are not essential, walking sandals or sports shoes are fine.

  • Where can we get drinking water?

    Filtered drinking water is available at : our base, Anchorage, Bark Bay, Awaroa, Totaranaui and Whariwharangi. All campsites have water; however, this water must be boiled or treated. Water in the camp sites is piped from streams and is unsafe for consumption. Use only safe water (e.g. boiled, treated, filtered) for drinking, brushing teeth etc. In this regard Giardia is the main concern.

  • Can I buy food and drink in the Abel Tasman National Park?

    If your trip requires you to bring your own food we recommend purchasing this before you get to Marahau. We do sell a few small snack items and drinks. There is a small store in Marahau but the nearest supermarket is in Motueka.  Check your confirmation or trip description to see the food requirements for the tour you have selected. Food suggestions can also be found here.

  • Are there toilets in the park?

    Yes, these are regularly cleaned and restocked with paper by park staff.

  • More FAQ’s

    A full list of our FAQ’s can be found here and our Covid-19 ones here

What our customers say

We opted for a half day freedom (unguided) rental as we just wanted a taste of kayaking this beautiful area and didn't have a huge amount of time.
We started our day with a very professional safety briefing which covered all aspects of kayaking, use of equipment, how to get in and out safely, righting the boat if you capsize etc. We were fitted with spray skirts which was great...
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An adventure activity needs to balance two things a sense of energised fun with a serious attitude towards safety.

ATK is always fun to work with the teams have a great sense of humour and make the day a positive and highly personable experience from the moment you check-in. to the moment you leave. In other words, is a classic Kiwi experience. However, that is tempered with providing timely instruction...
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Michelle J

Abel Tasman Kayaks have a great interactive online website that caters for all possible adventures whether that's hiking, kayaking or both that vary in duration. The itineraries are clear with the option explore the upper bay area like Tongas Arches (must see). Our camp site was already orgabised by Abel Tasman Kayaks which left us with one job, enjoy the experience! There is plenty of room in the kayak itself... read more


I did the 3 day tiki tour as a solo female traveller and found it an amazing experience. Everything was well organised and I had great communication from Abel Tasman Kayaks in relation to my questions prior to and post booking. Each staff member I dealt with was great from those who were emailing me back, those at their base, those who did the water taxi driving and those who... read more


This was a beautiful way to experience Abel Tasman and get close to the wildlife in the area. I did a tour that went the full day. We ended up doing good 4h of active kayaking, broken up by lunch and a few other stops. Gear and snacks/lunch were super tasty and the guides even packed up hot drinks (tea/coffee) for the beach. We had great sunny weather but it... read more


Great way to explore Abel tasmen! Many trip options but also can chop and change with ideas we did a 3 day kayak made into four with a beach day in between.

Great company - they teach you all the basics before you start out & go on a test run beforehand. Showers available at the end!

Really recommend 5⭐️

Kate W