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Multi-Day Tours

Golden Bay Kayaks

29 Cornwall Place

Tata Beach

Golden Bay 7183

New Zealand

 

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Multi-Day Freedom Hire

In 1642 Abel Janszoon Tasman dropped anchor off Taupo Point, he named it Murderers Bay. Now, Golden Bay is a haven for explorers of a different kind. Its an experience for those wishing to see the Abel Tasman the way it was, no maddening crowds just nature at its best.

Leaving from Tata Beach enables you to experience the magical northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park  and beyond.

We are the only sea kayak operator that gives you the opportunity to paddle the full length of the Abel Tasman National Park with the wind at your back to finish at either Totaranui or Marahau.

You are responsible for your own safety and the equipment during the rental period. Sea kayaking has associated risks. Our requirements are:

•  Minimum number of two people

•  Need to be water confident and had kayaking experience

• Be happy and comfortable in the outdoors, be able to read a map and look after yourself in the elements.

Abel Tasman Taupo Point Overnight

Taupo Point was nominated the most beautiful beach in the Abel Tasman, it is also the most romantic.

This trip gives a taste of everything Abel Tasman National Park has to offer. If you only have 2 days it’s a great short trip option.

• A leisurely paddling experience
• A good option for those that have had a little experience, looking for an Abel Tasman experience but don’t feel they need to be too adventurous.
• Wildlife galore including seals, birds, stingrays
• A special sunset experience
• A historic Maori pa site and home to New Zealand's oldest maritime structure, an ancient waka boat ramp.
• Overnight camping far from the madding crowds
• One of the most beautiful beaches in the Abel Tasman National Park
• Camping is amongst Kanuka trees or on the beach. No fires are permitted.
• There is no running water
• There is toilet facilities
• Absolutely NO fires
• This is an independent kayak hire in the Abel Tasman National Park.

A weather dependent option is to land at Whawharangi and visit the historic Homestead. Then walk out to the spectacular Separation Point, this is where the waters of Golden Bay and Tasman Bay meet. There is also a seal colony out here where you can watch them play for hours!

Abel Tasman
Brief Encounter

“Truly a remarkable experience, we didn’t have much time but we are so glad we made the effort. It was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand”

The Northern End of the Abel Tasman is raw, beautiful, rich in history and culture. It is one of the best kayaking destinations in New Zealand. This trip is suitable for those wanting a bit more adventure and to experience New Zealand at its natural best.

Leaving the golden sands of Tata Beach the journey towards Separation Point is remarkable, once at the Point spend time watching the populated seal colony and then stay at one of the many Department of Conservation Campsites. For this trip Mutton Cove is recommended (Paddle time to Mutton Cove is 3-4hr).

The pick up point for this trip is Totaranui.

Multi-Day 3 Day+
Length of Abel Tasman

"All our friends and colleagues were very envious of our adventure so hopefully we've inspired some more intrepid Kiwis to check out the Northern Abel Tasman :-)"

To kayak the entire length of the Abel Tasman should be on everyone’s bucket list. It is a true sea kayaking destination suitable for those with a sense of adventure and a love of the nature.

You'll encounter wildlife and sea life and see amazing rock formations and islands.

You must have some outdoor experience, be able to read a map and be comfortable with the natural elements.

To kayak the length of the Abel Tasman is very achievable, you will need a minimum of  2 nights and 3 days, if you want to spoil yourself take longer! (It's around 11-13hrs paddling time).