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Marahau -
Kayaking Capital
of New Zealand

Visitor Information

Located at the road's end, also the beginning of the beautiful Abel Tasman Great Walk.

Marahau is the base for many of the walking and water based activities that allow you to explore the park.

This includes kayaking, water taxis, sailing and more...

Two cafés, good swimming at high tide, expansive tidal estuary and sand flats to explore at low tide. It's also the last place to buy last minute supplies before entering the park.









R & R




  • Kayaking
  • Kayaking
  • Abel Tasman
  • ATK Base
Kia Ora / Welcome
Have the ultimate sea kayaking experience in the Abel Tasman National Park with the first ever sea kayak company in the park - Abel Tasman Kayaks....

Sea kayaking is such a unique, low impact way to explore the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline! We offer a diverse portfolio of guided half day, full day, multi day tours to suit your available time and interests.
Abel Tasman Kayaks - 273 Sandy Bay - Marahau Rd, RD 2 Marahau 7197
Freephone 0800 732 529   Ph: +64 3 5278022
Email: info@abeltasmankayaks.co.nz   Website: www.abeltasmankayaks.co.nz


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  • Freedom Kayaking
  • Freedom Kayaking
  • Freedom Kayaking
  • ATK Base
Designed for adventurers seeking independence and flexibility who feel at home in the outdoors
If you are looking to explore the spectacular sights of the Abel Tasman National Park, but don’t like the idea of joining a guided trip, then a kayak rental is perfect for you!

We can provide you with all the equipment, advice and back-up you need to get out there and experience the beauty of the Abel Tasman at your own pace, in your own way.
Abel Tasman Kayaks Kayak Rentals - 273 Sandy Bay - Marahau Rd, RD 2 Marahau 7197
Freephone 0800 732 529   Ph: +64 3 5278022
Email: info@freedomrentals.co.nz   Website: www.freedomrentals.co.nz


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  • Getting Ready
  • Kayaking
  • Kayaking
We are proud to be 100% owned and operated, if you are experienced or have never been kayaking before we can accommodate you on your special journey into New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park.

Kayak guide and owner/operator "Mitch" who has been guiding in the area since 1995 and crew will ensure a great value day out.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing couple of hours in the idyllic Abel Tasman National Park or want to explore the lesser-visited north end of the park, Mitch and the friendly crew can design a trip to suit you and your budget.
Independent Guides - c/o Old MacDonald's Farm Holiday Park, Harvey Road, Marahau 7197, NZ
Ph: +64 (0)3 527 8288
E-mail: independentguides@xtra.co.nz   Website: www.independentguides.co.nz


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  • Kayaking Abel Tasman
  • Spinnaker Sailing
  • Gannet
  • Seal
  • Abel Tasman
  • Beautiful Coastline
Kahu Kayaks welcomes you to the Abel Tasman National Park, our golden piece of Aotearoa. We are a genuine, small kayak company, 100% locally owned and operated based in Marahau, with loads of experience taking guided kayaking trips in the Abel Tasman.

A range of guided kayaking tours and freedom rental sea kayaking trips in kayak canoes. Guided kayak trips with guides that will take you along a stunning stretch of coastline for a fantastic sea kayaking experience. Enjoy panoramic views of Abel Tasman National Park, check out nesting cormorants, sea caves, islands and the world famous Split Apple Rock.

Our Abel Tasman freedom kayaking package allows you the independence to see the wonders of the coastline at your own pace with all it's spectacular views and natural spots to visit and outdoor activities.
Full and half day guided sea kayaking trips around the Abel Tasman National Park coastline. Fantastic panoramic views, sea caves, islands, and the Tonga island seal colony to explore along the way, along with other popular and historic attractions.
Kahu Kayaks - 11 Marahau Valley Road, Marahau, New Zealand.
NZ Bookings Freephone: 0800 300 101  Intl Ph: +64 3 527 8300
Email: info@kahukayaks.co.nz   Website: www.kahukayaks.co.nz


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  • Smiles
  • Onetahuti
  • Marine Reserve
  • Shag Harbour
  • Bark Bay
  • Guided Trips
  • Beach Time
  • Lagoon

The Abel Tasman National Park's crystal clear waters and golden-sand beaches are set against a backdrop of sub-tropical native rainforest. All of these elements combine to make the Abel Tasman New Zealand's premiere location for sea kayaking.

Marahau Sea Kayaks has a full range of half-day, full-day and multi-day trip options.
Whether you choose to join a guided or unguided trip, we've got the best combinations of kayaking, walking, water taxi transfers and accommodation options to suit you.

We specialise in making trips that give you the freedom to explore the stunning Abel Tasman National Park coastline at your own pace. Our guides provide expert advise and knowledge to make your journey fun and easy. Guided kayaking, freedom kayaking, walking, water taxis, and a range of accommodation and always good times.

Marahau Sea Kayaks - Abel Tasman National Park, Franklin Street, Marahau, New Zealand NZ Freephone: 0800 KAYAKS (0800 529257)   Ph/Fax: +64 3 527 8176
Email: info@msk.co.nz   Website: www.msk.co.nz


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  • The Company
  • Adele Island
  • Towards Tonga Island
  • Mosquito Bay
  • Seal Pup

Guided trips range from a ½ day to 5 Days or freedom kayak rentals also available. FREE Hot Showers, Wi-Fi and Parking with all trips

We offer Guided trips and Freedom Kayak Rentals in the Abel Tasman National Park. Experience the untouched, timeless beauty visiting beautiful golden sandy beaches, bush-clad islands suspended in clear blue waters, all warmed by endless hours of sunshine.

GUIDED TRIPS - A treasure of a sea kayaking destination. It doesn’t matter that you have NEVER been sea kayaking before. This is a place where willing arms and a big smile are all you need to join us on our guided trips. There is something to suit everybody.

FREEDOM KAYAK RENTALS - After a comprehensive safety briefing covering all aspects of kayaking from correct use of equipment through to emergency management and weather assessment.

The Sea Kayak Company - 506 High Street, Motueka, South Island, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Ph: +643 528 7251   NZ Freephone 0508 25 29 25   Fax: +64 3 528 7221
Email: Info@Seakayaknz.co.nz   Website: www.Seakayaknz.co.nz


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  • R&R Kayaks
  • Guided Tours
  • Rentals
  • Wildlife
  • Secluded Beaches
Nau mai, Haere mai , Welcome to R&R Kayaks!

Rets and Ro welcome you to the breath taking Abel Tasman National Park – the place we call home. 

We are a small family owned sea kayak company with many years of industry experience and
extensive local knowledge (we are born and bred locals).

The Abel Tasman National Park is a very special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited
to share its history, stories and natural beauty with you. 

We are a small company with a big heart.
R&R KAYAKS - 279 Marahau-Sandy Bay Road, RD 2, Marahau, New Zealand
Ph: 0508 2 BEACH (0508 223 224) or +64 3 5278 197 (Int. calls only)
Email: info@rrkayaks.co.nz   Website: www.rrkayaks.co.nz


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Tasman Bay Sea Kayaking Adventures is a 100% owned and operated company offering genuine local knowledge and a real passion for New Zealands unsurpassed natural environment.

We live and breathe sea kayaking in the Abel Tasman - its part of who we are and we'd love to share the adventure with you.
Tasman Bay Sea Kayaking - Old MacDonald's Farm, Harvey Road, Marahau RD2
Ph: 0800 827 525 or 03 5278 288
Email: info@tasmanbayseakayaking.co.nz   Website: www.tasmanbayseakayaking.co.nz


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