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South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman

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.

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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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Ranking: 9/10

One of many companies offering guided kayak tours and freedom kayaking, based in Marahau, close to the entrance of Abel Tasman National Park. Kahu seems a good choice.

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Nina Helmling


Ranking: 8/10

Great fun, good help for freedom kayaking. They book campgrounds etc as well; weather report could have been better, also more information about the route times. Very good instructions though.

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Luca Scheuemeier


Ranking: 10/10

It was very good because our guide was a very experienced kayaker. But we had too less time for the price.

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Ranking: 8/10

It was a very nice trip but we had to pay for one day and we caught only 4 hours kayaking.

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Ranking: 10/10

It is a good company, not so expensive and a good teacher for the kayak.

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Romina Bolz

Ranking: 8/10

One day on my own, nice to be on my own, but sometimes hard to handle everything and find the way back. The Able Tasman National Park is awesome and you can see a lot.

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jonas meier


Ranking: 9/10

At the Abel Tasman you have your own kayaks. Its cheap, you see the secret places on small islands, seals and awesome places around Abel Tasman.

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Paul Balfour

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Nice workers, good instructions. but it could be cheaper.

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Julie Hatch

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

What a fantastic time I had kayaking with Kahu. They were very organised and the instructors, Gary and Sophie, were super friendly and very informative. The morning was very relaxed and gave a lot of freedom to us novice kayakers. It is a shame I had limited time as I would happily have done more kayaking on a longer mixed tour. Also enjoyed surprise cookies and juice on the beach :-)

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Eric and Nienke


Ranking: 9/10

Very well organized and really friendly. Good instructions for the freedom kayaking. We went kayaking for 1 day up to Bark Bay, overnight there and hiked back the next day. Pick-up and drop off service in Motueka is a plus.

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Ranking: 10/10

Our guide was just amazing, very good stories, good coffee and so lovely.

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Ranking: 9/10

Nice guide and good coffee.

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Jana Simcikova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Abel Tasman National Park is beautiful!