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Discover Abel Tasman with Kahu Kayaks

Kahu Kayaks welcomes you to the Abel Tasman National Park, our golden piece of Aotearoa. We are a genuine, small kayak company, 100% locally owned and operated based in Marahau, with loads of experience taking guided kayaking trips in the Abel Tasman.

A range of guided kayaking tours and freedom rental sea kayaking trips in kayak canoes. Guided kayak trips with guides that will take you along a stunning stretch of coastline for a fantastic sea kayaking experience. Enjoy panoramic views of Abel Tasman National Park, check out nesting cormorants, sea caves, islands and the world famous Split Apple Rock.

Our Abel Tasman freedom kayaking package allows you the independence to see the wonders of the coastline at your own pace with all it's spectacular views and natural spots to visit and outdoor activities.

Full and half day guided sea kayaking trips around the Abel Tasman National Park coastline. Fantastic panoramic views, sea caves, islands, and the Tonga island seal colony to explore along the way, along with other popular and historic attractions.

Contact Details

Email: paddle@kahukayaks.co.nz

Website: Kahu Kayaks

Phone: 0800 300 101

Phone (intl): 0064 3 5278300

Abel Tasman Address:
Marahau Beach RD 2 Motueka 7161

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JohannesE

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Good price, had to carry tent back.

Good price, had to carry tent back.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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AndreM

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great trip but had to carry the tents back during our hiking trip.

Great trip but had to carry the tents back during our hiking trip.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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LeaM

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice trip around the coast, but you have to carry the tents the whole hiking track.

Nice trip around the coast, but you have to carry the tents the whole hiking track.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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AlastairP

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We used the se guys to give us a lift into Abel Tasman NP to walk the tracks, they were very friendly & experienced.

We used the se guys to give us a lift into Abel Tasman NP to walk the tracks, they were very friendly & experienced.

Reviewed 02 April 2009

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Van Lent

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice day tour. Fun & excellent lunch pack.

Nice day tour. Fun & excellent lunch pack.

Reviewed 30 March 2009

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S Schlesinger

United States

Ranking: 10/10

My family of four (husband, two adult children, myself) went on the Kahu Classic Marine Reserve Tour, the full day of...

My family of four (husband, two adult children, myself) went on the Kahu Classic Marine Reserve Tour, the full day of kayaking on February 29th, 2009. We had an absolutely incredibly wonderful day!!! Andy was a GREAT guide--with just the right mix of helpful information and silence (!) He also led us through some nice narrow passes and into a few caves, which was lots of fun. Of course, the highlight was seeing all the baby seals. I couldn't believe we could paddle right up to them, and they would stick their little noses out and stare at us. Their eyes are soooo big!!! The paddles in and out of the various bays were wonderful. Andy kept us moving at a good pace, too. We did not feel like we were wasting any precious time, nor did we feel remotely rushed.

The swim at lunch time was wonderful. The beach was beautiful, the water a lovely clear blue green. We really appreciated the effort Andy put in to make us all a hot drink as well. At the end of the day, the tide was right, so we paddled up the river for a bit of extra excitement!!!

On the way out in the morning to pick up our kayaks, Andy stopped the water taxi so we could all see a lone penguin on the water. He showed the same thoughtfulness throughout the day which is what made the trip so special. He also introduced us to George--now Georgina--the dolphin, who followed us in and then did a few jumps before she swam away.

Kahu Kayaks was recommended to us by our kayak tour guide in Kaikoura, and he was right. We are experienced sea kayakers, but our children are not, so this tour provided us with just the right mix and the best way to see the Marine Reserve from the water.

Reviewed 29 March 2009

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Soeren Rasmussen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

We had a great time with Stephen and Hamish and were well introduced to kayaking.

We had a great time with Stephen and Hamish and were well introduced to kayaking.

Reviewed 09 March 2009

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A

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good fun trip. Great guide, very enthusiastic. Good equipment. Beautiful coastline plus baby seals.

Good fun trip. Great guide, very enthusiastic. Good equipment. Beautiful coastline plus baby seals.

Reviewed 28 February 2009

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Charles

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Punctual, relaxed, much information and pleasant.

Punctual, relaxed, much information and pleasant.

Reviewed 27 February 2009

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Emma Louise

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Weather made a huge difference but this was one of the best days! Company a bit too amateur like but did the trick.

Weather made a huge difference but this was one of the best days! Company a bit too amateur like but did the trick.

Reviewed 16 February 2009

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John Bost

United States

If you are going camping in a van consider visiting the two charity shops in Glen Innes (Suburb of Auckland). We came away with very good pots, pans, duvet, wineglasses, etc at very good prices. We also bought a used single burner stove, but all the campgrounds have kitchens and most have BBQ's, so we haven't used it once!

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Christina

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Good experience and really nice people. Could do with more organisation.

Good experience and really nice people. Could do with more organisation.

Reviewed 11 February 2009

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Rachel

England

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant. Great guide, very informative & helpful. Loved every minute.

Brilliant. Great guide, very informative & helpful. Loved every minute.

Reviewed 10 February 2009

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mike smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Superb day on Friday 23.1.09 - with Andy, Ryan and Nathan.
Great guys and fun!
Very knowledgeable, sociable and hel...

Superb day on Friday 23.1.09 - with Andy, Ryan and Nathan.
Great guys and fun!
Very knowledgeable, sociable and helpful.
Well organised - we even had mocchachinos on the beach at lunchtime.
Perfect day all round. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 03 February 2009