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Kayak and Walk - Inc Adele Island Bird Sanctuary - Full Day

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Come and join us for a spectacular full day kayak and walk which will showcase 12 of the Abel Tasman National Parks stunning beaches, scenic lookout's and native birds and fur seals.

Highlights

  • Discover beautiful clear streams, lush native bush and outstanding views over Anchorage and the Astrolabe Islands
  • Reach Observation Beach and set off to Marahau by kayak
  • Marvel at the resident fur seals at the Adele Island Bird Sanctuary
  • As you kayak south soak up the views of the Abel Tasman's stunning golden beaches, protected islands and sheltered caves

Your magical journey begins on foot where you will discover beautiful clear streams, lush native bush and outstanding views over Anchorage and the Astrolabe Islands as you make your way unguided to Observation Beach. Maps and tips are provided for the beautiful 2hr walk.

At Observation Beach you will meet your guide and enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch before your guided kayaking adventure to Marahau begins. Marvel at the resident fur seals at the Adele Island Bird Sanctuary and listen to the calming sounds of New Zealand's native birds. As you kayak south soak up the views of the Abel Tasman's stunning golden beaches, protected islands and sheltered caves.

If the weather permits we will even hoist a spinnaker and sail back to Marahau on the crisp sea breeze. Our kayak and walk package is a fantastic combination that will allow you to get the most out of your trip to this magical part of New Zealand.

Per Person $150.00

What's included

  • Lunch, top quality double sea kayak, lifejacket, paddle, spray skirt, paddle jacket, dry bags for cameras, detailed map and of course an awesome guide

Location

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

Restrictions

  • Minimum 12 years, if under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio.

Notes

  • Please Note: You will start the day with either the walk or the kayak, depending upon the conditions on the day. If the day starts with the walk it will end with the kayak and visa versa.

    Please advise upon checkout if you have any dietary requirements.

    Duration: 8.45am to 4.30pm (Check in at 8.15am)

    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.

Available Bookings from 01 Oct to 07 Oct 2022

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  • Per Person$128.50 Less than 6 at this price!

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  • Per Person$128.50 Less than 6 at this price!

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  • Per Person$150.00

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

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carlas5 from New Zealand wrote on 13 April 2022

Super day

Georgia was a super guide, very informative. Had a great day :)

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Karen McKie from New Zealand wrote on 11 March 2022

Awesome day out

Oh wow what a fantastic day. Awatea was our guide he was amazing beautiful big healthy lunch with hot drinks and then a superb time kayaking v safe and informative. Saw baby seals playing and a pod of dolphins swan under us epic so amazing. Beautiful respectful karakia at start of journey n mindfulness exercise in the lagoon enhanced our trip. Sailed back to the beach to save padelling. Awatea you get 10 stars from us. Thanks so much for a wonderful day in Gods beautiful creation. Highly recommend

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Lisa Grant from New Zealand wrote on 16 February 2022

Kayak

Awesome experience. Guide was great and knowledgeable.

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hideoy from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2022

Fantastic!

They held it even for two people! Greate! We enjoyed it!

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Hollie from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2022

What did we pay for?

Firstly the guy couldn’t find our booking. Then when he did he gave my friend and I and another couple the briefest explanation of what to do for the walk part. He said that we would be greeted by a girl with blonde hair when we arrived at the beach and that we would have lunch at 12:30. We left around 8:30 and got to the very overcrowded beach at 10:30. Nobody was there from the company. 12 o’clock came and there was still nobody. 12:37 and someone finally arrived. She was very flustered and didn’t know what was happening. Then was no roundup of people to say what was happening. The 4 couples waiting had to tell the host who we were and that we were waiting. She then asked us to help her set up lunch. Lunch was some gross vegetarian delight of mixed up veg and hummus sandwiches which made them soggy. Followed by warm orange and apple. Then it wasn’t until around 1:40 that we were able to start the kayaking. The kayaking was ok, the idea of Adele island is better than the reality. The birds were not really part of it at all. We just got told to listen for them as we went past it. Then when we got back WE had to load the kayaks, then WE had to unload the kayaks which are extremely heavy and not worth the back damage. We then had to clean all of our equipment. So if you want a nice experience don’t waste your money on this. It was disorganised, chaotic and we were asked to do things that I believe is the staffs job. Finally, I explained this to the staff at the end and there was no apology and I felt like they really didn’t care. AVOID. Do the walk yourself, buy a decent lunch, pay more than half the price for a self guided kayak and you’d have a much more organised day.

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