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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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Cornelia & Josef


Ranking: 9/10

Very nice day out in Abel Tasman. Good kayaking guides and sailing was great.

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Ranking: 9/10

A very nice Kayak trip with great guide! the trip along the coast is very beautiful and we got to see, from very nearby, penguins, seals, and great birds. The company also offers a combination with a scenic tour, this was not really our cup of tea and we suggest to take the beautiful walk through Abel Tasman park back instead.

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Winter Wonderland trip was brilliant. Our guide Andy was funny, lunch was delish (i will always remember the muffin) seals, penguins and scenery were beautiful. Great day trip!

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Anezka Hlavacova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Great company in Abel Tasman N.P.

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Ranking: 10/10

Was excellent.

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Katie Nicol

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic day's paddling in Abel Tasman Marine Reserve. Guide Ethan added greatly to a high quality experience with his story telling skills.

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Dave Jones

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

My first time sea kayaking. Small group made for an excellent day. Scenery and wildlife superb. The guide was excellent. I liked the banter etc among the staff.

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Darren Bruestle

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Locally owned! Humorous, sincere, friendly, knowledgeable, non-money focussed and down to earth tour guides. They go the extra mile to accommodate your needs and answer all questions and address all concerns in an empathetic and caring manner. The tours were varied, but more time should be allowed to swim in the lovely NZ ocean at days end!

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Ranking: 8/10

Good mixture for one day, kayaking and walking back, all in all a wonderful day.

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Michael Long

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly, excellent service. Reasonable price and beautiful location.

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Wouter Moui


Ranking: 9/10

Great guide. Good material and didn't have to wait a second for anything.

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Martin Potter

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Nice company.

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Beat & Connie


Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly staff, easy going, very well organised.