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Address: Abel Tasman National Park 7196, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-527 8022
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring...

Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring visitors into the glorious Abel Tasman National Park. Sea kayaking is such a unique, low impact way to explore the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline! This innovation became an instant hit with visitors to the area, and saw the growth and development of Abel Tasman Kayaks into one of the leading kayak operations in the world. We have continued to lead the way with a strong commitment to high safety standards and experienced guides with incredible passion and extensive local knowledge of the park. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of guided, day and multi-day tours. We are here to bring this magic place to life for you....

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Hike + Kayak

Cool trip! We booked the hike + kayak tour, and the two-hour self-guided hike to Bark Bay made for a leisurely, easy walk up and back down alongside the bay, while the guided... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bana J
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool trip! We booked the hike + kayak tour, and the two-hour self-guided hike to Bark Bay made for a leisurely, easy walk up and back down alongside the bay, while the guided kayaking finished out the afternoon with relaxing paddling and good conversation. Word for the wise for anyone who books this tour, though: They give you your lunch... More 

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Meise, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a two day freedom walk and kayak north tour (not sure it the name is correct). Basically, you kayak the first day. We slept in a tent and we walked up north to come back with the water taxi. I think it's the perfect tour to explore the national park. We even kayaked near seals which is such... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only had two days so chose the 2 Day Tiki Tour as there was one day of walking and one day on the kayak. First of all the service over email by the team was really helpful and quick to respond, as good as service as you could ever get. Second, I did get amazing weather so obviously this... More 

Thank A W
Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Beaches, Bays and Seals half day kayak with Wilsons and the extended option for a 2 hour walk after around the bays. What an amazing experience. It was a small group, just two other couples, and our family of 2 adults and one child (age 12). Our guide Scott was great and pointed out lots of interesting... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Did a 2 day kayak / 1 day Freedom Kayak trip. The company were fantastic from start to finish, with transfers, organisation, post trip hot showers and hot chocolate to helping our delayed friend link up with us a day late. High Recommend them!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We did a half day kayak trip with water taxi back. Wonderful experience with great guide (Ceci) and beautiful scenery, water, seals, beaches. Would highly recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

ATK provide a superb service for anybody contemplating a kayaking adventure to the Abel Tasman Park. Located at Marahau, they will offer great advice on the many options they supply and service. We chose the 4 day kayak and walk north staying overnight at Anchorage, Barks Bay and Awaroa Doc huts, returning via boat from Totaranui. The information, training and... More 

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Yunlin County, Taiwan
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

That's my first time kayaking. That day is sunny and windy, which would make kayaking more a little bit challenge. And the guide is so awesome. We saw the most famous split apple rock, and ride the wind back.Very fun!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day kayaking in this beautiful place. Our guides Gus and Cece were brilliant. Their enthusiasm and respect for the fantastic natural environment they work in was a joy. Cece was calm, helpful and had great local knowledge. Gus' ability to spot and explain about the wildlife, birds, seals, fish was impressive as was his willingness to be opportunistic and... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We did the 3 day escorted kayak trip in March with Tom (a.k.a. Clint) as our guide and had one of the best experiences of our lives. We considered doing a 3 day freedom kayak but are so glad we chose to go escorted; unless you have a lot of paddling experience, can interpret tides, rocks, weather and sea conditions... More 

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