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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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    Kahu Kayaks has received 6 awards:

    Award-2-24px Sea Kayaking Finalist 2014
    Award-2-24px Sea Kayaking Finalist 2013
    Award-2-24px Sea Kayaking Finalist 2012
    Award-2-24px Sea Kayaking Finalist 2011
    Award-1-24px Sea Kayaking Winner 2010
    Award-2-24px Sea Kayaking Finalist 2009

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187 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 9 of 15.

Ingrid Overes's avatar

Ingrid Overes


Ranking: 10/10

We did the classic marine reserve tour. We had a great day. Very nice people. Super guide. Great nature. We have seen seals penguins.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ton Buil


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful trip well organised. Various experiences in a short time.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Susann Koschmeider


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views and spots - great guide - superb tour -lots of info - you'll see a lot of wildlife /seal life. The all day tour is the one you should go for - everyone can make it

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Eimear Doyle


Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly, helpful & personal :D

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Karen Raven


Ranking: 8/10

Good guide, small group

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ranking: 9/10

What a great tour. Friendly, helpful service and Lucas was an excellent guide

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Tracey Buschl

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

WOW what can i say this is one of the best trips we have done. We did the full day Kayak and sail and had the lunch. This is great value for money. All staff members super friendly, helpful and very knowable. Saw heaps of wild life too. Thanks heaps to our kayak guild Gazza, you were O for awsome, great hot choc, better than a coffee shop, and also to our sailing skipper Daryl and Sophie.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Great tour with lots of wildlife, scenery, activities. On time pick up, good value for money. Well guided kayak tour. Excellent lunch and morning tea. The guide really cared about us tourists. Best thing we have done in the last 5 weeks.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

We took a full day guided walk, and had such a wonderful time with Kahu Kayaks. It was so beautiful in the Abel Tasman as the weather was perfect!!!
Everything was well organized. Our guide, Eric, was fantastic. Enjoyed walking & talking with him. The staff were very friendly. I also appreciate the all information and advice we got in advance before making our booking.
This is one of the the most memorable parts of our trip in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great trip. Half day kayak / half day walk. Picked up from accommodation and dropped off. Made us frothy hot drinks on the beach - Impressive!! Really nice guys.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Andrew Smith


Ranking: 9/10

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 almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Ranking: 10/10

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 almost 6 years ago