Kayak & Pitt Head Nature Loop

Kayak & Pitt Head Nature Loop


Duration: 1 Day

Explore from Marahau to Anchorage in a day.

Embark on your guided kayak adventure from Marahau to Observation Beach. You will catch glimpses of the coastal track and experience up close the magic of the Astrolabe Islands. After landing at Observation Beach enjoy one of our great lunches  before swapping your paddle for walking shoes.

Discover clear streams, native bush and incredible views over Anchorage and the Astrolabe on your afternoon walk. Walk along Anchorage Beach to walk the beautiful Pitt Head loop track. Allow plenty of time to take in the view from Te Pukatea Bay, a hidden gem in the Abel Tasman. Walk back to Anchorage for your water taxi pick up back to Marahau.

Please note this trip may run in reverse.

We run two walking and kayaking combinations in the southern end of the Abel Tasman.  Our other trips is the Kayak & Walk which covers a different section of the coastal track.

Paddling is our business, with all activities supported by our purpose-built kayak base, free hot showers, free wifi, free equipment 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.


Check in and meet your guide. Your guide will provide a map for your afternoon walk.
Kayak briefing.
Kayak from Marahau to Observation Beach. Kayak approx 2 hrs with breaks.
Enjoy your lunch at Observation Beach.
Walk unguided from Observation Beach to Anchorage via Pitt Head Nature Loop approx 2hrs.
Water taxi from Anchorage to Marahau.
Arrive back in Marahau.

* Please note: These are an estimate of timings. This trip may run in reverse.

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.

We Provide

A top quality double sea kayak, lifejacket, paddle, spray skirt, paddle jacket, dry bags for cameras and of course an awesome Abel Tasman Kayaks guide.

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