Kaiteriteri Kayaks has been showcasing over 50 kilometres of the stunning coastline in the Abel Tasman National Park for more than 20 years. We offer kayak rentals straight off of Kaiteriteri Beach, half day, full day and multi-day guided kayak trips.
With dozens of golden sand beaches to visit, coves and lagoons with plenty of interesting nooks and crannies to explore and a world of sea and bird life encounters with animals such as penguins, seals and dolphins.
With every trip we ensure that: safety is a priority; everyone has a relaxed time in an enjoyable atmosphere, and the beautiful environment is respected. Our trips are about choice guides and good times, not hard work. For lots of laughs join a trip with the locals!
Day 2 – Walk
Sleep in and take a relaxed unguided walk from Anchorage south to Apple Tree Bay for a Sea Shuttle pick up at 4pm. This leisurely walk takes about 2.5 hours. Or take a detour and explore Cleopatra’s Pool (add 2hrs) or historic Pitt Head and Te Pukatea Bay (add 1 hr).
Cruise with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle from Kaiteriteri to Medlands Beach (Bark Bay) viewing the famous Split Apple Rock and New Zealand Fur Seals at Adele Island. Explore the secluded beaches and bays before leaving the boat at Medlands Beach. Walk unguided along the coastal track through lush native bush, experience the Falls River swing bridge and the views down Falls River lagoon. The track takes you into Torrent Bay and if you have time you can visit Cleopatra’s Pools before walking onto Anchorage. This hike takes approximately 4 hours depending on the tide and is one of our most popular walks. Stay the night in Anchorage, whether it’s in a DOC Hut or camping at the beach front campground. (additional cost)**BOOK YOUR DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION HUT PASS AT WWW.DOC.GOVT.NZ**
The next morning you will meet our Kayak guide and join our Astrolabe Explorer guided kayak trip. Trip highlights include exploring the beaches and bays of Astrolabe, kayaking down the ‘Mad Mile’ with the wind and, paddling with seals at Adele Island. We move in the same direction as the prevailing sea breeze which gives us great kayak sailing opportunities. We check out Split Apple Rock on the last run home to Kaiteriteri.
Please note: This itinerary is an outline only. Your guide may decide to vary this program based on their judgement of weather and sea conditions and client ability/fitness levels.
What You Need to Bring
•Food (1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast and 1 x lunch)
•T-shirt / shorts / warm top / swimming togs / towel / sunglasses and hat / sandals or trainers / rain jacket / a spare set of warm non kayaking gear for the evening. Include long pants, warm top (wool or fleece), socks, T Shirt.
•Don’t forget – medication / sunscreen / insect repellent / toiletries /camera / water bottles
•Camping equipment – all this gear can be hired from us.
•Tent, sleeping bag and mat
•Cooker with fuel and lighter
•Pots, bowls cups and cutlery
What we supply
Top quality double kayak, life jackets, paddles, spray skirts, dry bags for cameras, safety briefing and guide on the first day. We also supply hot chocolate, fresh ground coffee, tea and biscuits and lunch on the second day. We hire all necessary camping equipment. Age 14+ years
The trip itinerary varies depending on weather conditions, wind direction and the state of the tide, but be assured that your guide will design the best experience possible to suit the conditions of the day and your preferences. There is flexibility around the length of the walk or the kayak component of your adventure, the direction of travel and whether you kayak or walk first, so options exist to make sure you have a great day!
You will explore the forests and beaches of the National Park on foot and by sea kayak.
Your day starts and finishes aboard our Sea Shuttle and begins with a scenic cruise, during which you’ll visit the famous Split Apple Rock. This is a fantastic day in the park and suits people with a sense of adventure that really enjoy having a high level of ‘hands on’ experiences and enjoy great storytelling and environmental information.
Eco – Hike
Our guides will take you on a hike through the Abel Tasman National Park introducing you to the native flora and fauna within the forests and beaches of the park. They will tell stories of the local Maori who have been guardians of this landscape for centuries as well as the European arrival and creation of the National Park Itself. The walking track is well formed and maintained and generally suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness.
Prepare to paddle from one of the Abel Tasman’s lovely golden beaches, around rocky headlands and secluded bays, exploring the coastline, visiting a Fur Seal colony and possibly paddling into hidden lagoons if the tide allows. The Abel Tasman is a stunning stretch of coastline where you will get to see a blend of rugged granite and tumbling boulder headlands with soft golden sand beaches bordered by abundant forests.
After your hiking and sea kayaking experience you’ll be ready to relax aboard the Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle for a scenic cruise. Just sit back and let the experienced skippers take you along a stretch of beautiful beaches back to Kaiteriteri Beach.
Kaiteriteri Beach 9.00am (Oct 1 – April 31) – Returns Kaiteriteri 4.30pm