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About Waka Abel Tasman
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 required and we offer discounts for groups.
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Waka Paddling Tour: Toka Ngawha Split Apple Rock from Kaiteriteri
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US$62.82 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

"Actually I would advise anyone who thinks about it just to do it". That was something Lee-Anne told us when we were asked to jump off the waka and swim to the beach. And that was exactly what I needed to jump fully clothed into...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We originally wanted to kayak out to Split Apple Rock, but our children were too young. So we decided to book the waka experience. It was amazing and I'm so glad we did it! Lee-Anne was a fabulous guide. She was full of interesting stories...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank neenee81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Canoeing trip in Tasman bay from Kaiteriteri was an amazing experience, those who feel uncomfortable kayaking in the ocean, go on this one, two canoes are tied with a horizontal bar which keeps it more stable in the ocean, it was safe even for two...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nrpjkpatel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our 8 year old twins for a water adventure on the waka. Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish! Lee Anne our guide was the most incredible welcoming lady! We had an awesome cultural Maori experience, we were welcomed in Maori, she sang to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lozza2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family did this trip with another family visiting from overseas. Keri was our guide, and he shared a lot of information about the local area with us. We had 3 kids with us, ages 3-12, and everyone enjoyed this experience. The fruit leather made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SassyDesi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lee Anne was amazing! She shared with us some of her maori roots, which was incredible. We went to beach where the magnificent ''split apple rock'' is located, and also caves which we could explore. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone! Thank you!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 788lual
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience. Learned a lot about the Maori culture and the area. The staff were amazing and made the experience so much better. This is a must do activity!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gwen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyable morning. Our guide and tutor (Leanne) was great. Nice to understand some of the Maori traditions and to learn to paddle the Waka. Would have loved to have spent longer here and would definitely visit again. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 960teresal
WakaLee-Anne, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora! Thank you so much. Maybe we will have full day trip when you come back

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our host, Lee Anne, was amazing! We were a group of 10, 5 adults and 5 children, ages 6-10. The trip was fantastic: from sharing the Maori culture to the history of the place, great waka paddling. When we got to the split apple rock,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mireille_NZ
WakaLee-Anne, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora koutou! A wonderful morning, I hope you come back again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked it, because we went to a bay where you could explore caves! That's because I thought it was awesome and incredible. I also found keeping up paddling with the others was hard but I didn't have to. THANKS!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tuionsea
WakaLee-Anne, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review :) I love it!

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sarah g
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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
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