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1 Day Freedom Kayak Hire - Marahau

Experience the pristine beauty of the Abel Tasman coastline on a self-guided kayaking adventure.


  • Explore the 12 pristine beaches of the Astrolabe area at your own pace
  • Visit Adele Island sanctuary to spot native birds and seals
  • Hike up Watering Cove for spectacular views if you wish

Take in the spectacular views along the coast of the Astrolabe area in Abel Tasman, with 12 pristine beaches and an Island sanctuary to explore this will be a day of creating lifelong memories.

Setting out from Marahau you will guide yourselves along the forest-fringed coastline stopping where you want for photos or to simply relax and enjoy a picnic. Visit Adele Island sanctuary where an abundance of native birds fill the air with birdsong and New Zealand Fur seals like to hang out.

Drift in and out of caves on high tide or stop off to a hike up Watering Cove for incredible views over Abel Tasman National Park.

Paddle back to Marahau at your leisure stopping in at your favourite places or exploring areas you missed on the way past.

For competent outdoors people, there is the option to kayak all the way from Marahau to Anchorage and get a water taxi back.

Per person $90.00

What's included

  • Kayak hire


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • 273 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Tasman 7197, New Zealand.


  • Minimum age: 14
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return operating 1 Nov - 31 Mar. On request outside of these times.

    Prior Experience: Not necessary.

    Check-in: 8.15am (1 Oct - 30 Apr) and 9.00am (1 May - 30 Sep).

  • Minimum group size 2 (no solo hires). Minimum age 14 years, under the age of 18 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio.

Available Bookings from November 28 to December 04

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sat 28 Nov
Sun 29 Nov
Mon 30 Nov
Tue 1 Dec
Wed 2 Dec
Thu 3 Dec
Fri 4 Dec

5spaces priced from:

  • Per person$72.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per person$90.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Per person$65.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per person$90.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Per person$69.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Per person$72.00

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Per person

    *Option must be made together with another price type.

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