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

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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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Matt Kelley

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great trip, full day on the Abel Tasman.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Franziska & Katrin


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Richard Spandonk


Ranking: 8/10

Not so commercial as the rent of kayak rentals but good equipment, good programmes. Only the personnel seems to be in a hurry all the time! They do not understand that English couldn't be your home language.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Devon Urlacher


Ranking: 8/10

Water was a bit rougher that we had hoped but the can't do much about that :-). Hike was very nice and the lunch and coffee were awesome.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Alfred & Henrike


Ranking: 10/10

1/2 day kayaking tour.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Hannah Bean


Ranking: 8/10

Friendly company, did everything they said they would, enjoyed the day, slightly pricey.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Good equipment, friendly and funny staff.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Anne King

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly, good transport service which could be better. Provide cold drinks at beach stops.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Great tour, was really wonderful, the guides were all very friendly. Told us stories about the Abel Tasman NP, Golden Bay and some islands.

Reviewed over 3 years ago