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Waka Abel Tasman

| Kaiteriteri Boat Ramp, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
+64 800 925 228
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Leanne brings this awesome trip to life with her love and passion of the local Maori heritage. I... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
100% Aotearoha !

What a great concept to enjoy the pristine coastal scenery of Golden Bay by paddling a majestic... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Empire Bay, Australia
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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” (4 reviews)
“lee ann” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Kaiteriteri Boat Ramp, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
+64 800 925 228

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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
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing trip with Leeann. Had fab weather for a great trip in the waka with a wahine crew. Enriching maori cultural experience with an interesting insight into the tradition surrounding waka and the local islands. Nice scenery on the way to Split Apple rock. Kia...More

Thank shoname
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

A perfect blend of adventure and a truly authentic Maori cultural experience. Couldn't have asked for more. Thanks Lianne and Rod

Thank outerlimits
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Wow what a day! We went out for a one hour trip with a mixed group of locals and visitors, 3 generations, aged from 4 to 70. It was brilliant. Great mix of physical activity and culture that all ages and fitness levels could enjoy....More

Thank SarahJR2014
Reviewed 17 March 2017

On Friday 23/02/17 my wife and I went to Kaiteriteri Beach, Nelson, Aotearoa, NZ and saw this double hulled boat. The lady who owned the boat explained that we could go out in this boat which is a traditional Maori vessel.The next day we were...More

Thank Cobiewan
Reviewed 1 March 2017

As a 70 year old I loved every minute of my experience with Waka Abel Tasman .This fabulous outrigger adventure is suitable for all and the caring supportive guides make it ideal National Park experience for people who prefer their excitement ,sitting down

Thank GregandSteph
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted to do a kayak trip but with little children this wasn't possible. Waka Abel Tasman is a little organisation which could do a trip with little kids. The trip was very personal to us and so we had a great time. We'll recommand...More

Thank Emielvertogen
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