This trip has the best of both. Enjoy a Scenic Cruise, a walk and a guided Kayak trip amongst some of most spectacular scenery the Park has on offer and of course, have boatloads of fun. A fantastic day out.

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$215 Adult

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This trip has the best of both. Enjoy a Scenic Cruise to Onetahuti Beach then walk self-guided along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track through the lush native forest to Bark Bay where you will be met by one of our awesome Kayak Guides. This is where our adventure starts. Kayak & explore the many Beaches and Coves, experience Falls River Lagoon (tide dependent), view the Seals at Pinnacle Island and of course, have boatloads of fun. A fantastic day out. Sea Shuttle back from Anchorage to Kaiteriteri or stay overnight and upgrade to the Astrolabe Explorer for the next day.

  • Walk through lush native forest.
  • Paddle into Falls River lagoon (tide dependent).
  • Exploration of Bark Bay.
  • Pinnacle Island.
  • Pristine waters of Anchorage and Torrent bays.

Details

  • Conditions Easy paddling
  • Food Fully catered – packed lunch
  • Paddling Approx 3hrs with various breaks
  • Walking Yes, 2hrs or 4.1kms
  • Sailing If conditions permit
  • Water Taxi 2 water taxi trips
  • Check-in 8:30am at Kaiteriteri Base
  • Briefing About 25 mins
  • Duration 8.30am – 4:30pm
  • Return 4.30pm back at Kaiteriteri
  • Age Limit 12+ years

Open Season

Open all year round apart from Xmas Day.

Pricing

  • Adult $215

All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include sales tax (GST).

 

Trip Itinerary

Your day starts at 8:30am on the beach at Kaiteriteri where your guide will get you ready to kayak and give you a safety briefing. This ultimate one day experience begins with a scenic Sea Shuttle cruise into the centre of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve where you begin your walking adventure from Onetahuti Beach, taking you through lush, green forest to Bark Bay where you will meet your Kayak guide. This walk is approximately 2 hours duration or 4.1kms. After a picnic lunch the afternoon is spent Kayaking and exploring the coastline and secluded beaches right in the Heart of the Abel Tasman National Park. If the tides permit, you will get to visit Falls River lagoon and Swing Bridge – the most photographed feature in the Park.

Please note: This itinerary is an outline only. Your guide may decide to vary this program based on their judgement of weather and sea conditions and client ability/fitness levels.

 

What You Need to Bring

Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm top (wool or fleece), T-shirt, shorts, swimsuit, comfortable footwear, wind jacket, camera, change of clothes and water, additional snack food (for those of you that get hungry through the day).

What We Supply

Top quality kayak, life jackets, paddles, spray skirts, dry bags for cameras, detailed maps, safety briefing and guide.

We also supply hot chocolate, fresh ground coffee, tea and biscuits and a packed lunch!