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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.

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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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194 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 4 of 15.

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Adam Hayley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Kayaking the Tasman was great, awesome and informative guide, surprise/chance whale watching was an added bonus, but the 2.5 hour unscenic woodland coastal walk let it down - badly!

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Tinne Cis


Ranking: 6/10

Fine day tour, but too expensive for what you get.

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Goran Backlund


Ranking: 9/10

Such a nice day, weather, guide and the nature was excellent!

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Michael Jefferies

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent - good safety precheck, did everything we could expect.

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Lotte Zwail


Ranking: 9/10

Nice trip (kayak and walk) and a very nice lunch!!!

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Richard and Janet

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Did the Swingers Combination of bush walk and sea kayaking. Superb scenery: excellent guides full of information on history, natural history of geysers. Perfect for anyone of average fitness - no kayaking experience needed.

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Mike & Mandy


Ranking: 8/10

We booked the tour 'Swingers Delight'. It is kayaking and a 2.5 hour walk. Great day, beautiful!! Friendly staff, $155pp.

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Mike & Jennie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We did the 'Swingers Delight', 1/2 day kayak and walk. Well organised, good value, good service and very friendly staff.

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Matt Kelley

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great trip, full day on the Abel Tasman.

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Ranking: 9/10

Funny chaotic water taxi, pleasant crew, good homemade lunch, good story tellers about site history.

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Ranking: 8/10

Good preparation and safety talks for beginners. Friendly, obliging, laid back. Variety of options - independent/group/guided tour. Good equipment.

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Ranking: 10/10

What a wonderful experience. We had an absolute perfect day with our guide Nicole. Everything was perfect. Thanks for a wonderful day & would recommend Kahu to anyone thinking of taking a guided tour.

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Franziska & Katrin


Ranking: 10/10

Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, great guide and a great tour!