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3 Day Tiki Walk and Kayak Tour

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3

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$499

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Overview

Experience ‘Kiwi tikiing’ at its finest on a 3 Day Tiki Walk, Kayak Tour, where you will enjoy one day walking (unguided), one day kayaking (guided), & one day independent kayaking in New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park. A water taxi will drop you off at Totaranui where you begin walking the northern portion of the park on the first day. You then cross the Awaroa Lagoon to come to rest at Awaroa Glamping in Awaroa Bay. On day two, start with a one hour 10 min. walk to Onetahuti to meet your guide for your paddling tour on our Marine Reserve. Spend the second night in Anchorage Bay at Aquapackers. On the third day, enjoy the freedom of exploring by kayak the Anchorage/Astrolabe area before going back to Marahau. This is a “tiki tour” we are proud to share with our guests.

The trip operates with a minimum of 2 participants.

We specialise in paddling so you can expect that we will provide all the necessary equipment and support from our specially designed kayak base. Our clients have access to free equipment storage, free hot showers, free wifi and client transporters. High-quality soft and hard gear fitted for the comfort of each client are also provided.

Benefit from the knowledge and passion of a professional Abel Tasman Park guide who will accompany you for about six hours on this trip in the “heart of the park”.

Expect our trips to be unique, like each of our clients.

While we are usually able to reserve space at Awaroa Glamping and Aquapackers, please understand that we may not be able to secure space at peak times, and therefore need to consider alternative accommodation in the National Park.

It is possible to upgrade to a 4 person dorm room or private cabin on Aquapackers upon booking. Include this in your booking request and we will let you know if this option is available and its corresponding pricing.

3 Day Tiki Walk and Kayak Tour, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

3 Day Tiki Walk and Kayak Tour, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

3 Day Tiki Walk and Kayak Tour, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

3 Day Tiki Walk and Kayak Tour, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

3 Day Tiki Walk and Kayak Tour, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

3 Day Tiki Walk and Kayak Tour, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Itinerary

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Day 1Marahau - Totaranui - AwaroaAbout 2 hrs/5.5 kms Walking

8.15am Check in and we will provide tips and a map for your walk.
8.30am Water Taxi Marahau to Totaranaui.
10.00am Arrive Totaranui. Walk Totaranui to Awaroa 2 hours, 5.5kms. Arrive Awaroa Glamping for the night’s accommodation.

Day 2Awaroa - Onetahuti - AnchorageAbout 40 mins walking and 4 hrs kayaking

Your day two kayaking is based around the tide.  We will let you know on check in which kayak option will be on offer or you can check our tide timetable in the description.

Awaroa to Bark Bay

9.00amDepart Awaroa and walk to Awaroa Beach.
9.45amMeet your guide who will arrive via water taxi.
10.00amKayak from Awaroa - Bark Bay. Kayak approx 4 hours with breaks.
1.15pmEnjoy lunch in the Onetahuti area.
3.30pmArrive Anchorage and spend the night in the campground.

Onetahuti to Anchorage

8.00amDepart Awaroa.
9.30amMeet your guide who will arrive via water taxi.
10.00amKayak Onetahuti to Anchorage approx 4 hours with breaks.
12.30pmEnjoy lunch in the Bark Bay area.
3.30pmArrive Anchorage and spend the night in the campground.

Day 3Anchorage to MarahauAbout 3 hrs kayaking; or 3-4 hrs/11.5kms walking

Bark Bay overnight options

Kayak unguided from Bark Bay to Anchorage approx 3 hours with breaks. OR Walk unguided from Bark Bay to Anchorage approx High Tide route 4 - 4.5 hrs (11.7km) Low Tide route 3hrs - 3.5hrs (9.2km).

3.30pmArrive Anchorage.
3.45pmWater taxi to Marahau.
4.30pmArrive back in Marahau.
Anchorage overnight options

Kayak unguided from Anchorage to Marahau approx 4 hours with breaks. OR Walk unguided from Anchorage to Marahau approx 3-4 hours, 11.5kms. 4.00pm Arrive back in Marahau.

4.00pmArrive back in Marahau.

Cost per person

November 2021 - April 2022

  • Awaroa Glamping & overnight Aquapackers Boat: from NZ$499

* Minimum age 12 years; under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult in a 1:1 ratio.

Itinerary

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Day 1Marahau - Totaranui - AwaroaAbout 2 hrs/5.5 kms Walking

8.15am Check in and we will provide tips and a map for your walk.
8.30am Water Taxi Marahau to Totaranaui.
10.00am Arrive Totaranui. Walk Totaranui to Awaroa 2 hours, 5.5kms. Arrive Awaroa Glamping for the night’s accommodation.

Day 2Awaroa - Onetahuti - AnchorageAbout 40 mins walking and 4 hrs kayaking

Your day two kayaking is based around the tide.  We will let you know on check in which kayak option will be on offer or you can check our tide timetable in the description.

Awaroa to Bark Bay

9.00amDepart Awaroa and walk to Awaroa Beach.
9.45amMeet your guide who will arrive via water taxi.
10.00amKayak from Awaroa - Bark Bay. Kayak approx 4 hours with breaks.
1.15pmEnjoy lunch in the Onetahuti area.
3.30pmArrive Anchorage and spend the night in the campground.

Onetahuti to Anchorage

8.00amDepart Awaroa.
9.30amMeet your guide who will arrive via water taxi.
10.00amKayak Onetahuti to Anchorage approx 4 hours with breaks.
12.30pmEnjoy lunch in the Bark Bay area.
3.30pmArrive Anchorage and spend the night in the campground.

Day 3Anchorage to MarahauAbout 3 hrs kayaking; or 3-4 hrs/11.5kms walking

Bark Bay overnight options

Kayak unguided from Bark Bay to Anchorage approx 3 hours with breaks. OR Walk unguided from Bark Bay to Anchorage approx High Tide route 4 - 4.5 hrs (11.7km) Low Tide route 3hrs - 3.5hrs (9.2km).

3.30pmArrive Anchorage.
3.45pmWater taxi to Marahau.
4.30pmArrive back in Marahau.
Anchorage overnight options

Kayak unguided from Anchorage to Marahau approx 4 hours with breaks. OR Walk unguided from Anchorage to Marahau approx 3-4 hours, 11.5kms. 4.00pm Arrive back in Marahau.

4.00pmArrive back in Marahau.

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