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1 Day Freedom Kayak Hire - Marahau


Experience the pristine beauty of the Abel Tasman coastline on a self-guided kayaking adventure.


  • Explore the 12 pristine beaches of the Astrolabe area at your own pace
  • Visit Adele Island sanctuary to spot native birds and seals
  • Hike up Watering Cove for spectacular views if you wish

Take in the spectacular views along the coast of the Astrolabe area in Abel Tasman, with 12 pristine beaches and an Island sanctuary to explore this will be a day of creating lifelong memories.

Setting out from Marahau you will guide yourselves along the forest-fringed coastline stopping where you want for photos or to simply relax and enjoy a picnic. Visit Adele Island sanctuary where an abundance of native birds fill the air with birdsong and New Zealand Fur seals like to hang out. Drift in and out of caves on high tide or stop off to a hike up Watering Cove for incredible views over Abel Tasman National Park.

Paddle back to Marahau at your leisure stopping in at your favourite places or exploring areas you missed on the way past. For competent outdoors people, there is the option to kayak all the way from Marahau to Anchorage and get a water taxi back.

Per person $75.00

What's included

  • Kayak hire
  • Buoyancy vest, spray skirt, paddle jacket, paddle, safety emergency flares, waterproof map, water pump and a spare paddle.


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • 273 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Tasman 7197, New Zealand.


  • Minimum age: 14
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio..

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Please Note:

    Prior experience is not necessary.

    Lunch can be provided at an additional $15.00pp, or you can bring your own.

    Optional lunch can be added through checkout. Please note any dietary requirements.

    Check-in: 8.15am (1 Oct - 30 Apr) and 9.00am (1 May - 30 Sep).

    Optional transport: operating 1 Nov to 31 Mar (on request outside of these times):

    From Nelson $50.00 return. Meeting point: Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 77 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010.

    From Motueka $25.00 return. Meeting point: Motueka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 20 Wallace Street, Motueka, New Zealand.

    Transport options can be added through checkout.

  • Minimum group size 2 (no solo hires). Minimum age 14 years, under the age of 18 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio.

Available Bookings from 01 Oct to 07 Oct 2022

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  • Per person$69.50 Less than 6 at this price!

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  • Per person$75.00

  • Per person$59.90 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per person$75.00

  • Per person$59.90 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per person$59.90 Less than 6 at this price!

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


5 reviews

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Marie Davis from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2022

Beautiful freedom kayak trip in Abel Tasman

An informative instructor and a beautiful calm day made the kayak from Marahau to Te Puketea a lovely experience.

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Cathy Bloome from New Zealand wrote on 28 October 2021

Excellent experience with helpful staff

My daughter and I had a wonderful experience on our 1 day kayak in Able Tasman. Tom provided excellent safety instructions and went above and beyond in keeping an eye on our dog while we paddled. He was really flexible, picking up different groups at different times, all while being the only staff member on site. Thanks for such a great adventure.

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Jodie Banks from New Zealand wrote on 17 October 2021

Awesome experience

Awesome experience, friendly staff. Will definitely go back and do it again

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Petra Zelingerova from Czech Republic wrote on 05 April 2021

Very cool experience

Even it says allow approx 4 hours for the whole experience it’s for all day. Got on water by 9am and latest return was 5pm, that was cool. Appreciate proper training for what to do If kayak flip over. Felt safe. Don’t go far away from shore. Very enjoyed it.

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Antonia McGarvie from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2021

Awesome day out

Having never kayaked at sea before these guys gave us great confidence to go out on our own. The instructors were friendly and efficient in getting us prepared and on the water, and we had a fantastic day exploring the south coast of the Abel Tasman National Park!

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