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Two Day Classic With Abel Tasman Sea Kayaks
From $590.50pp

This is the tour if you’re short on time and want to combine some kayaking with a day or two of hiking.

The Two Day Classic really is the perfect holiday for the land and sea adventurers. Kayak the coastline from beautiful Awaroa in the North back to Marahau. Free your mind and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Abel Tasman National Park as you experience it all from paddling with seals, relaxing on quiet hidden beaches, exploring lagoons, islands and Maori Pa village sites to learning about local history and lore. It’s a relaxing, lush and memorable two day experience fully catered with food. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s also an option to extend the trip if you’re having too much fun.

Paddling is the business, with all activities supported by the team’s purpose-built kayak base, free hot showers, free wifi, free equipment storage & client transporters. Abel Tasman Sea Kayaks also provides high-quality soft and hard gear fitted for each adventure seeker by the all star team of guides. On this trip covering the coastline from Awaroa to Marahau, you have a professional guide with you for 2 days sharing their knowledge and passion of the Abel Tasman. The team will also cater all meals designed around your health and energy all prepared by the specialty container cafe.

Every trip is a unique experience just like each traveler present on the tour.

Trip Intinerary

Day One

8:15am – Check in and meet your guide
9:00am – Water taxi Marahau to Awaroa
10:30am – Arrive at Awaroa
10:45am – Pack kayak and briefing
12:00pm – Kayak from Awaroa to Bark Bay. Total kayak time approx. 4.5 hours including lunch and breaks
4:30pm – Arrive at Bark Bay area
5:00pm – Set up camp site
7:00pm – Enjoy dinner, dessert, and socialising under the night sky

Day Two

8:00am – Wake up early and enjoy breakfast
9:00am – Pack down your camp and get ready for the day.
9:30am – Kayak from Bark Bay area to Marahau. Total kayak time is approx 5 hours with breaks
12:00pm – Enjoy lunch in the Anchorage area
4:00pm – Arrive back in Marahau

Important Note

Available from 1st November, departures Tues & Sat
Please note this trip may vary depending on tides and group sizes.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Double Sea Kayak
  • Life Jacket
  • Paddles
  • Dry Bag For Cameras
  • All Meals
  • 2 Person Tents
  • Inflatable Mattresses
  • Sleeping Bags (If Required)
  • Gas Cookers
  • All Cutlery, Plates, & Cups
  • Beachside Campsite Accommodation
  • Amazing Tour Guides
  • Transport To And From Departure Point
  • Two Water Taxi Trips

Not Included

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Provided Alcohol

What to bring

  • Personal Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Towel
  • Swimmers
  • Any Medication You Need
  • Warm Top
  • Wind Jacket
  • Change Of Clothes
  • Trainers And Socks
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Flashlight
  • Rain Proof Jacket
  • Cameras

Pick Ups & Departures

Departs Sat & Tues Nov – Feb, Sat only in Mar. On request outside of these times.
Check In At 8:15AM

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Abel Tasman Kayaks understands that travel plans vary due to illness, accident and people simply changing their minds. In turn, we ask our clients to understand that we may have turned away a number of keen people for those reserved places. We may also have committed expenses for food, staff, transport or accommodation. We will have incurred expense in processing the enquiry and bookings. Finally, we have learned to respect the sea and the New Zealand weather, and not to take unnecessary risks.

To confirm your reservation, full payment or voucher details must be received by Abel Tasman Kayaks at time of booking.

Client Cancellation:
Day Trips

Client Cancellation within 48 hours of day of departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee. However, cancellation by client within 24 hours of day of departure – NO REFUND WILL BE MADE.
There will be NO refund on any portion or part of a guided trip once the trip has departed. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A NO-SHOW FULL PAYMENT WILL BE CHARGED!
All other cancellations prior to 48hrs incur a 10% administration/cancellation fee.
Overnight Trips/Multiday Trips

Client Cancellation within 14 days of departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee. However, cancellation by client within 7 days of departure – NO REFUND WILL BE MADE.
There will be NO refund on any portion or part of a overnight/multiday trip once the trip has departed. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A NO-SHOW FULL PAYMENT WILL BE CHARGED!
All other cancellations prior to 14 days of departure incur a 10% administration/cancellation fee.
Cancellation by Abel Tasman Kayaks Our policy is not to launch a Guided Trip or Freedom Rental on safety grounds if we consider that the wind and sea conditions are unsafe for that group. This is our decision. In this situation we give a refund in full.

One Day Guided trips Once your trip has commenced there are no refunds. There may be times when the weather changes during the day and the group is unable to return by kayak to Marahau or, very occasionally, must be cancelled at some stage during the day. In this situation we will cover the cost of water taxiing clients’ kayaks back to Marahau, and cover their passenger fare where there is no practical walk out option. Where a practical walk out option does exist, and clients seek to return via water taxi, their passenger fare is their own cost.

1. Abel Tasman Kayaks reserves the right to cancel a client’s tour in the event of non-compliance with the terms and conditions Abel Tasman Kayaks sea kayak rental briefing, or relevant rules and regulations governing the Abel Tasman National Park, its foreshore and adjoining waterways. In this situation, there is no refund.

2. Abel Tasman Kayaks reserves the right to change the direction of a trip due to such things as kayaking conditions and kayak availability. Such a change will not allow the customer to cancel a trip without application of the cancellation policy.

3. If you trip includes accommodation it is possible that the third party accommodation may be booked out between the time of booking and us securing the accommodation. On the rare occasion this occurs we will offer alternative options, if this is not possible then we will cancel and refund the booking.

We advise all clients to consider arranging appropriate travel insurance that covers Adventure Tourism. On guided trips, Abel Tasman Kayaks is responsible for all company equipment on that trip (e.g. kayaks, tents etc). On Freedom Rentals, the client is solely responsible for any loss or damage to all equipment. The hirers’ responsibility ceases once Abel Tasman Kayaks equipment has been loaded onto an approved water taxi or, where the kayak is paddled back to Marahau, loaded onto the kayak transporters. Under all circumstances, the client is solely responsible for their personal equipment.

In any adventure activity, there is an element of risk involved. Risks in undertaking this activity include, but are not limited to; Personal Injury, Property Damage, Illness as a result of Weather Conditions and Risk of Drowning. Abel Tasman Kayaks mitigate this risk through thorough preparation and providing you with the necessary information and training to participate in our activities. You are personally responsible for listening to our directions, adhering to our advice, and making responsible decisions to keep yourself safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I need help with my tour booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.

Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?

Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.

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