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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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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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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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Ed's avatar


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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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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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.

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Thomas K

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Good communication, low deposit and great equipment.

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Vera Van Schie


Ranking: 10/10

Very very good!

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Hannah Clark

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very informative guide (even provided coffee and biscuits). We had the chance to cover a lot of the park in a short space of time - beautiful trip.