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“lee anne”(8 reviews)
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Ideal for everyone including families with young children, paddle along the coast to Split Apple Rock – Toka Ngawha. It's an easy, two-hour return trip, and by the end you'll understand how empowering membership of a waka crew can be. Bookings are...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Kaiteriteri Boat Ramp, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
+64 800 925 228
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

When going to the Abel Tasman area we had initially planned to rent a kayak. However this was not allowed as our kids (aged 3 and 5) were too young. This ended up as great news cause we searched and found Waka Abel Tasman! We...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Lee-Anne and the team created a fantastic experience for our group of approximately 30 adults. We had people from Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Poland, not to mention several Kiwis. This was an excellent opportunity to enjoy traditional Maori culture with...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Wonderful experience! Paddling in this Waka was amazing. And the whole experience was incredible. It's not only a great way to discover Abel Tasman and paddle in a beautiful Waka but also truly learn about Maori traditions and culture. We definitely recommend this tour. Thank...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

As a New Zealander who has been out of the country for nearly 40 years, I found the Waka experience to be both fun and enlightening. Bringing a friend with me from Canada, I was reintroduced to my country and culture in a new and...More

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Lee-Anne J, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This is a MUST DO FAMILY activity if visiting the Abel Tasman area. My husband & I along with our children 6 and 4 years of age had an amazing experience with other families from around the world. I enjoyed paddling & relaxing on the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Thank you so much, Lee-Anne for the amazing Waka tour yesterday. I never experienced anything like this and I very much enjoyed it. It was a special day. You have a great gift how you include people, talk to people and how you guide your...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went out with Waka Abel Tasman guided by Callum. It was the highlight of our long weekend break in the Nelson Tasman area. First off it is extremely safe and not at all arduous as you have a dozen people all...More

Thank dallad
Reviewed 10 March 2018

I and my partner are spending 3 months in New Zealand, primarily trekking and mountaineering, as well as doing Great Walks, kayaking and having lots of other adventures. We were in Abel Tasman with the intention of doing the Great Walk, however, due to the...More

1  Thank Friendly_explorer
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Yesterday had a lovely time with Leanne, out on the waka - the day was stunning weather, and very enriching and lotsa fun. I recommend it for all ages. I especially enjoyed the use of Te Reo Maori and the way Leanne made it part...More

1  Thank pauagirrl
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Great day out with Todd, a few legends from Hawaii and some Manaaki students. Learned about the local culture along with some basic Te Reo. Would recommend to anyone!

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sarah g
12 March 2018|
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Response from syrahcharles | Reviewed this property |
HI Sarah, Can thoroughly recommended the Waka as it it is a unique way of seeing parts of and understanding the history of the Abel Tasman. You will have to leave Nelson as the AT and all its activities is about a one hour... More