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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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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 about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Alfred & Henrike


Ranking: 10/10

1/2 day kayaking tour.

Reviewed about 6 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 about 6 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Good equipment, friendly and funny staff.

Reviewed about 6 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 about 6 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 about 6 years ago

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Remy van Heugten


Ranking: 8/10

A walk and kayak tour in one day. Very well organised. Quite expensive though. Still, great guide on the kayak tour seeing seals and one penguin!!

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir


Ranking: 7/10

Went for a walk in the Abel Tasman and kayak in the afternoon. Very touristic in the park. I went for an alternative less busy route. Friendly guys - bit factory work feeling, but I got what I expected.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Mark Bakker


Ranking: 8/10

Nice way to get to know the Abel Tasman park - nice people/well organised.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Fran & Roger


Ranking: 10/10

Easy booking, good flyer, nice and friendly staff, great experience, nice lunch. Interesting information about New Zealand and wildlife.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Ranking: 10/10

What an awesome day! Okay, we were extremely lucky with the weather and wildlife, but later we talked to other travellers and the owner of the backpackers where we stayed - all of them highly recommended Kahu, because of the friendly and knowledgable stuff. Liked the humor a lot (just watch the video on their homepage...) ;)

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Kahu Kayaks was recommended to me by the ladies at the Motueka Top 10 holiday park, and I booked the 'Swingers Delight' trip as offering a little bit of everything. I'm reallly glad I did go with Kahu Kayaks, as I had a great day in Abel Tasman - from the pick-up in the morning until being dropped home later in the day. Highlights were: watching a seal feed its pup; coffee on the beach, and; the wonderful views from the Abel Tasman track . I found all the crew to be very friendly, and I was glad to be supporting a locally-owned enterprise.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Deirdre Hayes


Ranking: 8/10

Excellent experience, friendly staff, but felt it was a little expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2011