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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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United States

Ranking: 9/10

wonderful and fun guide - Ryan. The weather was blustery but we had a great kayaking day. The scenery was beautiful. The trip up the river to the swinging bridge was a highlight. The wildlife was a bit sparse and we all wished for a bit more information on the natural history. Otherwise, a fantastic trip

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Beate Godsk


Ranking: 9/10

Superb guide. A little company so we were the only family. He chatted, played with our son and arranged for a picnic at the beach.

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Philipp Rau


Ranking: 9/10

Excellent tour, very informative guide. 'Swingers' is a great package for newbies who want to try out kayaking. Pricing ok in relation to the service.

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Jorgen vahl Rasmussen


Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful day. On the Tasman Bay saw a lot. Good guide, fine weather - super!!

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Leslie Aldridge


Ranking: 10/10

Superb kayaking trip, loved the guide - fantastic!

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Ranking: 10/10

A fantastic trip - we got picked up at Motueka Top10, drove to Manahau, had a good introduction to how to kayak, did a half day trip on the tasman sea, had coffee and tee on the beach, and hiked the abel tasman coastal track. Even the water taxi trips have been exiting!
This company has very friendly people and we highly recommend to pick them if you want to see Abel Tasman National Park from it's best side - from the water. Would always like to come again!

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

What a great day! Picked up by Stephen on time at the Top10 site, taken by Andy all the way to Awaroa Head to drop off other kayakers before seeking out Sting Rays to observe and then drop off at Bark Bay for a perfect walk to Torrent Bay through glorious bush. To complete the day the definitive guided tour of the AT coast as viewed from a sea kayak with Brett leading the way. Informative, enjoyable and a wonderful experience. He makes a great Latte and Hot Chocolate too. Thanks to all concerned for making it such a memorable day.

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

An awesome trip, a really great way to see the national park. Brilliant guide (Brett I think) who gave us plenty of local information whilst out on the water, and made it a really relaxing and fun experience. He was also a dab hand in the hot drinks department and made us mocha's on the beach whilst having our impressive sandwich and giant muffin (included in the trip!). A really personal service which is rare to find nowadays. I'd definitely recommend these guys!

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Ranking: 9/10

Awesome guide and great service. Half day trip is quite long in the end. I ended up quite exhausted!

Dogmatix's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Kahu Kyaks were Amazing we had a fantastic trip the guide was great, really nice lunch provided and the equipment was top notch. 10/10

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New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Kahu kayaks are great!! I had so much fun!! We had a group of 22 16/17yo german students with us and they had a fantastic time as well. The guides were friendly and knowledgable and we played some fun games...couldn't have been better!!!

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Phineas Smith-Fox

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Fun guides and knowledgable. Good equipment. Beautiful spot!

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Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant service. On time. Friendly staff.