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Southern Duo kayak & walk tour
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Southern Duo kayak & walk tour

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Ages 12-75, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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  • All kayaking equipment


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  • 279 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Mārahau 7197, New Zealand
    Look out for our large white flags along with our black & red signs.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Near public transportation
    • Wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 210851P4

    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Southern Duo kayak & walk tour?
    Southern Duo kayak & walk tour price starts from $174.03. Discover and book Southern Duo kayak & walk tour on Tripadvisor
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    Southern Duo kayak & walk tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Southern Duo kayak & walk tour on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 8h. Discover and book Southern Duo kayak & walk tour on Tripadvisor

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      279 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road
      279 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Mārahau 7197, New Zealand
      Look out for our large white flags along with our black & red signs.
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      Abel Tasman National Park
      Stop: 7 hours
      View the National Park by water and by land experiencing all the highlights in one day.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • R&R Kayaks
      383
      Marahau, New Zealand
      Joined in November 2015
    • Sash N
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      Highly recommend R&R Kayaks!! We freedom hired two double kayaks. Top quality equipment in great condition, all safety gear included, super friendly and knowledgeable staff, base facilities excellent (hot showers for after the trip), easy booking and excellent pre-trip comms, and super efficient on and off the water. Would also encourage people to support the small companies!! Thank you Rohan and Zak!!
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      Nice company and well organised tour. We did crème de la crime and loved the kayak portion around the marine reserve - great views of seal colony and saw some pups. It’s a fun sea kayak - the guided walk portion was nice and meant all the water taxis were organised for you - but you could just do this yourself! If you know you enjoy kayaking then do a full day on the sea I wish we had done that. The reserve is beautiful - we didn’t have great weather sadly but still a nice day. Guides were nice and helpful
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    • LovebeingoutdoorsNZ
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      Great to hire a doubke kayak from R&R for 3 day freedom trip. It came with buoyancy device, pump, flares and small drybag. The staff did a fabulous detailed briefing even for us as experienced kayakers - useful to get local knowledge and advice. Also they have a good arrangement with local water taxis should you get into teouble. Useful to bring your own drybags for multi day - if you have them. Also book your DOC campsite beforehand if camping. We loved Observation beach and Mosquito bay campsites. They were great places to explore from. Adele island is a real highlight. With predator control there, the bird life is amazing to hear from the water. We went back a few times while staying at Observation Beach. Remember if you land on beach - check your kayak beforehand for any mice etc. We also saw seals, penguins, gannets, shags etc - especially around marine reserve up coast Mosquito bay. Another highlight was Shag Harbour it was stunning at high tide so if you have the chance and it is safe to do so - visit. Note conditions can change quickly so take advice of staff. Eg we did mad mile a couple of times - was quite different! Highly recommend - also loved the trip on Aquataxi - fun way to end!
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      R and R is a jewel in the crown amongst local kayak companies. Arrived in Marahau late and left query on line for a booking next day. Zak rang back quickly and gave a really helpful explanation of the tours available. We booked a half day kayak guided tour which was BRILLIANT. Off the back of Zac's general guidance and help on the best local sights, beaches , walks etc we stayed on an extra few days. The Water taxi to Anchorage and walk back is highly recommended! Would 100% recommend everyone visiting Marahau uses this company!!
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    • chestnut2014
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      AMAZING!!! Taxi to Onetahuti and then kayak to Anchorage. Fantastic guide, Lucas! Lots to see including rays, seals , just stunning. We have booked onto our all-day guided tour with R&R. The water taxi has taken us much further north, into the heart of Abel Tasman, to Onetahuti. Our guide, Lucas crystal clear water, there is lots to see including green lipped mussels on the rocks and stingrays swimming right under the kayak. Fur seals were out basking behind Tonga Island. We hugged into the coastline marvelling at its chiselled granite rock formations. Lunch completely on our own on Mosquito Bay which is only accessible by the sea. Another achingly beautiful swim……. We headed off again to navigate up a small estuary to a lagoon and then wafted/surfed back south to Anchorage Bay with the sea breeze. Lucas, ever the host, sat down with us at the end of the day to map out the next 2 weeks for us.
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      0 contributions
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      Written 6 January 2024
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      Great day out kayaking! Highly recommend this family run company. Everybody is super friendly and helpful. We opted for the full day as wasn’t very much more cost wise. We saw ample seals and had a lovely lunch stop on the beach with time for a swim and relax before continuing the afternoon kayak. Glad we did it as a guided tour as you wouldn’t be able to reach or see half as much by doing it by yourself. Led by Miriam (doing her training) with support from Quinn. Both excellent and thoroughly enjoyed. Faultless transfer out on speedboat both ways too.
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      Great service from Ruhan and the team at R&R Kayaks. Zac organised a guided tour to Split Apple Rock for us to fit our limited timetable. We only had one small window of opportunity to do it in. It is a great way to see Split Apple Rock up close! We were first time sea kayakers and had an awesome time guided by Quinn. Would highly recommend.
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    • Escape53273840974
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing service and Quinn was a great guide!
      Went on a tour with my mother, and it was excellent. Our guide was Quinn was our guide and he kept it entertaining by using his knowledge of local wildlife. While it’s not promised he made sure we could see as many creatures as possible. As far as the admin task I would send anyone there. They ensure you make it to your destination at every step of the way. If it is a smaller group they can cater the experience to what you want to see. I would recommend this to anyone and I wouldn’t ever worry about sending someone to them. Only thing I would recommend is some sort of cushion along the back because the plastic starts to rub against it but that’s my only complaint.
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    Cathy L
    Laguna Niguel, CA122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We decided we wanted to kayak last minute. I emailed many places but they wouldn’t book online within 24 hours. Rohan immediately responded to my email, with a “ not to worry, we can help!” He went over many options of what we could do, and where we could go. We ended up hiking 6 miles to Observation Cove where there were kayaks and a guide waiting for us. Lucas, our guide was not only kind, and engaging but extremely knowledgeable. We had a lovely 3 hour kayak back to a warm shower, and all our belongings laid out for us on a table. R and R has tip top equipment which we saw soaked and cleaned when we finished. It was a lovely day! (
    Written 22 January 2023
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    Hi Cathy, Thank you very much for your kind review of your experience with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the service provided, the gear, the option and of course our superstar guide Lucas. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
    Written 22 January 2023
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    Claire C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    What an awesome family/whanau company. We booked the self guided kayak tour then the weather didn't look great. Johan kept in touch in the days leading up and gave us a second and third option rather than just let us down. We chose the 10KM walk and then the guided tour back. It was stunning and Tom our guide, who has only been in NZ less than 4 years, was so knowledgeable about the area and history. Could not recommend these guys more. Thank you so much for making this an amazing day.
    Written 20 March 2023
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    Hi Claire, Thank you so much for leaving a review with us. Awesome to see that you loved your experience with us even though it didn't go to plan and changes had to be made. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
    Written 20 March 2023
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    AAA
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Great opportunity to learn to kayak. The boats were comfy and kept our stuff dry. We saw seals and birds and had a lovely swim in the water.
    We enjoyed our own picnic but you can pay for lunch.
    Our guide was very knowledgeable, taught us how to paddle effectively and taught us about the local fauna.
    It was great weather but even so the paddling was hard work. We enjoy being active so had a great time, but if you want a chill beach day, this tour is not for you.
    Our ferry back was well organised and there was hot showers were appreciated.
    Thank you for a great time 😄
    Written 12 February 2024
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    Hey Thank you so much for leaving a review. Its awesome to hear you had such a good time with us. It sounds like you must have had a bit of wind on the ocean. We aim to give you exactly that, a chill day out at the beach and on the kayaking tour. Glad to hear it was fun and that you had a good time overall.
    Written 13 February 2024
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    Sufiyaan Mitha
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    I decided to do the southern duo trip with R&R kayaks - the experience was amazing! right from the point of booking, talking to Zach on the phone to kayaking out and seeing baby seals with Tom! everything was so smooth and easy. The team know their stuff about the area and in my case Tom was so passionate about what he did, it made the experience that much more better. His knowledge on the flora and fauna of the area and it's general history was really awesome! I would recommend going with R&R, the tours are definitely worth it and the people are amazing!
    Written 28 March 2021
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    Hi there, Thank you so much for coming out kayaking with us in the Abel Tasman. It is great to see and read that you loved the experience with us and with your guide Tom. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
    Written 31 March 2021
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    DawnGary
    Hitchin, UK26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    Just returned from an amazing day of kayaking and walking. The kayaking was fantastic. Pandi, our guide, was amazing. Safety procedures were paramount but we had lots of fun and challenges. We were guided to see seals and stopped at beautiful bays along the way. The group mixed well and Pandi made sure that we were all happy and comfortable at all times. Excellent instruction and great fun.
    Written 9 February 2024
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    Hi Thank you so much for giving us your feedback. It sounds like you had the exact day we aim to provide. A lot of fun whilst covering important safety steps. The goal is to always keep the day fun and simple so our clients can absorb as much as possible, from the scenery to the stories the guide provides. Thank you again for picking our company.
    Written 13 February 2024
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    Cocollard
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Couples
    We did the kayak back to Marahau on our last day of the hike instead of walking. It was a nice change from walking though still got an hour of steps in with the hill from Anchorage to Observation bay. Rohan was amazing and organised everything with ease even with our last minute changes. Tom our guide was so welcoming and knowledgeable plus did most of the work with our shared kayak. Thanks for a great afternoon. I would highly recommend.
    Written 12 April 2022
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    Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave to us a review and for choosing to come out kayaking with us. It was great we could make a kayak option work for you and your group as you were walking the length of the track. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
    Written 13 April 2022
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    Michael oxlong
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Solo
    Awesome little company. When i first arrived i didn't know alot about the area, but by the end of the day I felt like a local. From the get go Rohan in the office answered every question i could think of and made the process so smooth. On the water Tom was a rockstar! So much energy and passion for his job and the world that by the end of the day I felt like me and him were great friends. One of the best days I had on my holiday and would recommend to absolutely everyone.
    Written 30 April 2021
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    Hi there, WOW, thank you so much for your very kind words. We love getting feedback good or bad as we love hearing what it going right that we are doing or things we could do better in the future for others. Thank you also for choosing to come out with us and explore the Abel Tasman. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
    Written 1 May 2021
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    Linda S
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    Such legends the team at R&R. We are so grateful for this beautiful day out on the kayaks! Our guide Tom was so knowledgeable and is such a great person!! The provided equipment is in excellent shape and I felt really safe at all times. Thanks for making our day on the water so interesting and fun!!! When we are back in Marahau, we can't wait to go on another tour with you guys. Cheers and all the best!
    Written 2 February 2023
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    Hi Linda, Thank you so much for coming out kayaking with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. It is awesome to see you loved the day and enjoyed the option. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
    Written 2 February 2023
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    Rick Jensen
    New York City, NY33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    A great day in Abel Tasman. Good easy morning walk up the coastal track. Rain at lunch disappeared once we got out on the water. A delightful afternoon kayak with guide Pandi who took us along the coast. The highlight was the group of baby seals frolicking by an island. They were still young enough to be curious about humans and swam back and forth only a handful of meters away. Unforgettable.
    Written 9 April 2024
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    Thank you so much for this review. The baby seals are truly wonderful to see, very play for in March and April too. We are glad to hear your guide delivered a wonderful day for you. Thank you once again for your feedback :)
    Written 18 April 2024
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    Jodie H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Family
    We had such a great trip - from booking over email with Rohan, super helpful and accomodating, to the well set up operation/headquarters, great guide full of interesting knowledge, coffee on the beach, good gear and such a relaxing way to start our trip. Thanks so much for having us. Fully recommend.
    Written 18 March 2022
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    Hi Jodie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review with us. Awesome to see you enjoyed the experience and option and your guide. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
    Written 27 March 2022
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