Guided Kayaking
New Zealand’s famed natural beauty can be found in abundance in Abel Tasman National Park. Many visitors agree that the best view of Abel Tasman is from a kayak. Exploring Marahau and Abel Tasman by sea kayak is an essential experience here.

The coastline is indented with headlands, bays, and inlets that offer paddlers a wonderful sea kayaking experience. The waters are crystal clear and often calm as kayakers weave between islands, secluded coves, and granite outcrops, gliding through quiet, green estuaries and joined by playful, silky seals, all against a backdrop of 225-square-kilometres of forested hills.
Kayaking with Seals
This is the corner of New Zealand that basks in some of the country’s highest sunshine hours: warm in summer and mild in winter. The climate means Abel Tasman is not only magic on a warm summer evening, it’s ideal for kayaking at any time of year.

So if you’re looking to get some one-on-one time with spectacular Abel Tasman scenery, Marahau is the best place to start. The gateway to Abel Tasman, all this beauty is right on our doorstep at the Abel Tasman Lodge.

Marahau is home to most of the kayak companies in the Abel Tasman, offering a range of different guided kayaking tours and freedom rental sea kayaking trips. There is no better place to try kayaking for the first time or enjoy another unique kayak adventure.
Freedom Kayaking
Guided kayak adventures can suit those with limited kayaking experience or anyone who prefers their adventures served with a good lunch, good company, and great information.

On the other hand, freedom kayaking packages allow you the independence to experience the coastline at your own pace. or base yourself in Marahau and enjoy a day paddle. We can recommend a number of great trips through excellent companies, all offering an unforgettable New Zealand kayaking experience.