- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Durationfull day
- Opening seasons:
You want to explore the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park? The Astrolabe explorer kayaking excursion is a highlight of Abel Tasman National Park, where you paddle the entire coastline from Anchorage to Kaiteriteri
This sea kayaking excursion will allow you to experience the best of the Abel Tasman National Park and its amazing coastline, paddling Anchorage to Kaiteriteri. Before starting your sea kayaking excursion, you'll be taken on a sea shuttle to the very heart of the National park in Anchorage.
In Anchorage, you'll jump into your kayak and paddle away with your guides! You'll come across lagoons before reaching Adele Island, where seals will be lounging under the sun. Further on, you'll visit Te Pukatea Bay, a turquoise water bay that will blow your mind. Mad Mile and Fisherman's Island will be other stops after Adele Island.
Finally, you'll visit Split Apple Rock, the most famous site in the area before reaching Kaiteriteri. During the whole trip, you'll have the gentle sea breeze on your back which should make your paddling easier!
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
During this excursion you will:
- See the entire southern coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park
- Plenty of open-water sailing when the sea-breeze allows
- NZ Fur Seal encounters at Adele Island seal colony
- Experience some of the secluded beaches of the Astrolabe area, paddle the islands and explore
Paddling: 10 km. Around 3 hours including breaks
Sailing: Up to 30 minutes if weather permits
Water Taxi: 1 Sea Shuttle. 30 minutes
Check-in: 8:30 am. at Kaiteriteri Base
Briefing: About 25 min.
Return: 4:30 pm.
All participants must be able to swim. Minors must have authorization from their parents.Special terms
Please get in touch with your provider after booking to arrange your pick up service.
We have a FREE bus service for clients on all of our kayaking trips from Nelson, Motueka or Marahau.
We pick up from most accommodation in Nelson and Tahuna from 7am onwards. Motueka pick-ups are around 8:30am. If you are staying with friends and family please contact us for the specific pick up time or consult the timetable document below. The bus leaves Kaiteriteri at 4.30pm each evening, and you can expect to be back in Nelson by 5:30pm.
- Kayak, paddles and life vest
- Dry bags
- Transportation from Nelson or Motueka
- Packed Lunch
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Comfortable clothes
- Towel and change of clothes
- Photo/ video camer
- Bottled water and snacks