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!
This ultimate one day experience begins with a scenic Sea Shuttle cruise into the centre of Tonga Island Marine Reserve where we begin our kayaking from Onetahuti Beach. Paddling offshore, we’ll head out to Tonga Island, say ‘Gidday’ to the seals, then make our way back along the coastline, before stopping for a well-deserved lunch on a spectacular beach. We’ll float into Falls River lagoon (tide dependent) then, slowly make our way down to Anchorage where our Sea Shuttle will arrive to collect us or stay overnight and upgrade to the Astrolabe Explorer. Age 14+ years
This trip has the best of both. Enjoy a Scenic Cruise to Onetahuti Beach then walk unguided along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track through the lush native forest to Bark Bay where you will be met by one of our choice Kayak Guides. This is where our adventure starts. Kayak & explore the many Beaches and Coves, experience Falls River Lagoon (tide dependent), view the Seals at Pinnacle Island and of course, have boatloads of fun. A fantastic day out. Sea Shuttle back from Anchorage to Kaiteriteri or stay overnight and upgrade to the Astrolabe Explorer for the next day. Age 14+ years
A trip with all the trimmings. We start with a Sea Shuttle ride to Anchorage beach and then head south in our kayaks, finishing at Kaiteriteri by late afternoon. Trip highlights include exploring lagoons, 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. Age 14+ years
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).
• Free return bus transfer from Nelson and Motueka to Kaiteriteri
• Two day kayak and walk combos include all Water Taxi transfers.
• Free transfer of your overnight gear to Anchorage.
• A packed lunch is included in the Kayak trip. You supply all other meals.
• Secure free overnight car parking at Kaiteriteri.
• Accommodation and Overnight permits can be arranged with the Department of Conservation (DOC) and is an additional cost. Let us help you book these.
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
Phone: +64 3 527 8383 Freephone: 0800 252 925
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our Website: seakayak.co.nz/