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Waka Abel Tasman

| Kaiteriteri Boat Ramp, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
+64 800 925 228
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One of the best experiences in Aotearoa

By far my favourite experience in NZ: paddling along the beautiful coast line to Split Apple Rock... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
michaela D
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Split Apple Rock

It was an outstanding experience in so many ways. We signed on at the last minute and are so glad... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Snurly
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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 required and we offer discounts for groups.
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“maori culture” (6 reviews)
“lee anne” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Kaiteriteri Boat Ramp, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
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+64 800 925 228

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

By far my favourite experience in NZ: paddling along the beautiful coast line to Split Apple Rock, in a Waka canoe and learning about Maori culture and tradition. Loved it! Especially the passion and enthusiasm of our guide Leanne adds it to an amazing level....More

Thank michaela D
Lee-Anne J, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Tēnā koe Michaela, Thank you for the lovely review, I hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels. I hope you return for another waka paddle one day :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an outstanding experience in so many ways. We signed on at the last minute and are so glad we got in. From the greeting to the farewell we loved every minute. Whoever you are, If you get the chance, do it!

Thank Snurly
Lee-Anne J, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review, enjoy the rest of you travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to experience the Maori culture as well as paddle the fabulous Tasman coast this is the trip of a life time. Lee-Anne and Todd are Maori, sharing their customs, traditions, and passion for giving their soulful connection to the land and water....More

Thank sassagail48
Lee-Anne J, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Sandy, it was wonderful to have had you and Cole on the trip with Waka Abel Tasman. We feel very lucky to have meet you both :) enjoy your travels and maybe we will see you back in Kaiteriteri again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of five set out on the waka with Lee-Anne to experience the upper south island together. We got way more than we expected. Lee-Anne's friendly demeanour and enthusiasm were fueled by deep local knowledge of the areas history and cultural background. It's an...More

Thank Kimberly M
Lee-Anne J, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tēnā koe, It was such a pleasure to have you beautiful whanau in our new waka "Takirau" last week-end. Thank you for taking the time to write these kind words. Mauri ora!

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Beatiful coast line, fantastic guide and history teller Lee-Anne. Good safety and enjoyable for children and adults. Can warmly recommend this as a group activity for all. You don`t need to be an expierence padler or very fit do do this. Just do it !

Thank 63eivind
Lee-Anne J, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Kia ora Eivind, Thank you so much for taking the time to make this review, it is very much appreciated. I hope that we will paddle many more time together in the future. :)

Reviewed 5 November 2017

My niece was visiting and we wanted something different we could do together. Waka Abel Tasman was it! What a fantastic trip with a beautiful balance of learning, Maori culture, incredible scenery and paddling! We had a wonderful trip with a great group of paddlers....More

Thank Debass
Lee-Anne J, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Kia ora Deb, thank you so much for your view. I really enjoyed meeting you both on Sunday. We will have to get Wally out on a trip next :)

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Leanne brings this awesome trip to life with her love and passion of the local Maori heritage. I loved how real this trip felt. great child friendly option, even for the really little ones. Everyone gets to learn a little Te Reo and enjoy a...More

Thank Naez33
Lee-Anne J, Owner at Waka Abel Tasman, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Nga mihi nui ki a koe, thank you for your review. It was a wonderful to be on the water with you all, on such a beautiful June day.

Reviewed 27 March 2017

What a great concept to enjoy the pristine coastal scenery of Golden Bay by paddling a majestic Waka canoe and to learn about the Maori culture of this land through our guide, Leeanne. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip crewing for Leeanne on the paddle power....More

Thank virginiaw835
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We heard about Waka Abel Tasman from the local information centre and weren't aware it was a relatively new company when we booked a paddle to Split Apple rock. I'm delighted we ended up choosing this trip as it turned out to be such a...More

Thank Niamh R
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Signing up to the trip I wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be one of my highlights of my newzeland trip so far. The trip is a lovely blend of learnjng about the Maori culture fri Lee-Ann and getting to canoe...More

Thank Leanne C
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