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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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BevanLisa

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of fun. Guide was the best, well worth what we paid.

Lots of fun. Guide was the best, well worth what we paid.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Andrew Smith

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Very easy to deal with, nice and relaxed. Did all the safety briefings required with some humour. Slightly cheaper th...

Very easy to deal with, nice and relaxed. Did all the safety briefings required with some humour. Slightly cheaper than all the other companies. The weather was on and we had a fantastic day on the water.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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amzbellz

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Kahu kayaks - southern blend kayak tour - was a great short kayak tour which got us into the abel tasman national par...

Kahu kayaks - southern blend kayak tour - was a great short kayak tour which got us into the abel tasman national park without leaving us too exhausted to enjoy it. we were travlling as a 3some with a young child who kayaked with the guide and was treated very kindly. Highlights were the friendly guide and fellow kayakers and the awesome coffee we were served on a deserted island to warm us up after one leg of our trip. Thanks Kahu we will be back!

Reviewed 28 October 2009

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Kurt Smudzinski

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This is a 'real' small business and by real I mean the real thing. These guys live to get people out on the water and...

This is a 'real' small business and by real I mean the real thing. These guys live to get people out on the water and experience what they clearly love about Abel Tasman. By a stroke of luck they were recommended by Steve at Top 10. He said they are the best of the bunch. Steve was great as well as Tony but Lucus our guide was top notch he could spot wildlife a mile a way and knew detailed info about each animal. They take pride in getting you out on the water before other groups and seeing the most while providing the best experience.

Reviewed 07 October 2009

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martinat

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Freedom kayaking, safety instruction and good equipment.

Freedom kayaking, safety instruction and good equipment.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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desl

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Full day guided trip. Amazingly friendly, helpful staff. Get to see everything from seals, beautiful scenery and lo...

Full day guided trip. Amazingly friendly, helpful staff. Get to see everything from seals, beautiful scenery and local wildlife. Perfect day.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Mia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really informative guides, highly recommended.

Really informative guides, highly recommended.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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eatc

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Worth hiring a kayak solely for the most hilarious safety talk we've ever heard - and that's not to say they aren't a...

Worth hiring a kayak solely for the most hilarious safety talk we've ever heard - and that's not to say they aren't a safe company or in any way don't take it seriously. They just have the most fantastic ways of making it all memorable...
Oh, and our day of free-kayaking from these guys led us to the most amazing experience with 7 very inquisitive and playful seal pups who played around (nearly all over!) our boat for hours. The Kahu guys mentioned there were some pups in this place - we'd done a guided tour before who hadn't gone anywhere near, so we'd have missed it altogether without them. So thanks Kahu!
(The food truck out front is also wicked for post-kayak food: yum)

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Barry Smith

England

Ranking: 9/10

Very good. Helpful, informative guide (Lucas). Our boat had minor steering fault.

Very good. Helpful, informative guide (Lucas). Our boat had minor steering fault.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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bertel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Kayak tour in the Abel Tasman National Park. Amazing tour (seen very young seals around our kayak), very good guides...

Kayak tour in the Abel Tasman National Park. Amazing tour (seen very young seals around our kayak), very good guides, nice lunch. Everything fine!!

Reviewed 27 July 2009

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Hayley

United Kingdom

Volunteer to meet some local people, the regional parks all have different conservation projects going on and it’s an awesome way to experience another part of the city. Conservation projects also take place out on several islands in the Hauraki Gulf such as Motuihe and Motutapu, all you need is a ferry ticket. Make sure you book in.

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CarolB

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Half day tour, excellent value for money. Guide very helpful + skillful.

Half day tour, excellent value for money. Guide very helpful + skillful.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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ChristopherD

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff, included launch, good guidance. Too expensive.

Friendly staff, included launch, good guidance. Too expensive.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Dalibor

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised water trip. Proffesional guide.

Well organised water trip. Proffesional guide.

Reviewed 24 April 2009