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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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emthekiwi's avatar


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.

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Tim Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Combined sea kayaking in morning + 2.5hr unguided walk in afternoon. Superb. Very efficient collection and delivery. Good experienced local firm (not large national company).

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Flora's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

Gary was a great guide, small group, great trip. Good lunch and sailing with the kayaks was fantastic!

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United States

Ranking: 10/10

The guide, Lucas, was amazing. He made cappuccinos on the beach, found us fresh oysters, and steamed fresh mussels. Oh yeah - the kayaking was great too!

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BenH's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Did guided day trip. Well-organised, great guide, perfect balance of exercise, relaxation, wildlife, history, site-seeing and fun. If any improvement needed some of historical stuff could be mixed up a bit, must be tough for guides to repeat every day.

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Helen B


Ranking: 9/10

We went on the swingers delight - half day kayaking, half walking - beautiful scenery, run by a local company who were friendly, fun and informative.

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Klass's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Helpful, informative and enthusiastic crew. Had a wonderful day at the Abel Tasman Park (and the sea) Have learned how to sail with a Kayak.

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Ranking: 9/10

Nice instructions, beautiful sights. Seen no seals...

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Jannievan Osnabrugge


Ranking: 10/10

Good company, nice boat, nice material. Very nice guides, looks very professional, gives you a good feeling.

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Mitchell Mapletree


Ranking: 10/10

Extremely well run operation. Smooth transport system. Great guides, even with kids.

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Ranking: 10/10

Well organised - happy staff. Lots of fun.