Kayak & Walk


Duration: 1 Day

Our interpretation of the environment is renowned and gives you the knowledge to see beyond the obvious beauty.

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. Once finished enjoy one of our great lunches before swapping your paddle for walking shoes. Discover clear streams, native bush and incredible views over the Astrolabe.

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 & Pitt Head Nature Loop 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 cater morning tea 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 tips and a map for your morning walk.
Walk unguided to Observation Beach approx 3 hrs.
Meet your guide at Observation Beach and enjoy lunch.
Kayak briefing.
Kayak from Observation Beach back to Marahau. If conditions permit sail back home. Kayak approx 2 hrs with breaks.
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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