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2 Day Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter Kayak & Walk

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2

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$295

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Overview

Stay in the Abel Tasman National Park for a night after a day of adventure in this Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter Kayak & Walk package in New Zealand's South Island. Join us on the first day of the Remote Coast Tour for a comprehensive day trip around the marine reserve. We start at Awaroa and board a water taxi that allows us to drop anchor at Shag Harbour, a secret inlet the likes of which is found nowhere else in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Kayaking south, we explore Tonga Island Marine Reserve from beginning to end, getting to know its adorable residents, the playful NZ fur seal, Kekeno. Picnic lunch is served in one of the stunning beaches. Afterwards, we visit the Tonga Arches, heading south and picking our way along the sculptured granite headlands through to the peaceful lagoons and golden shores of the ‘heart of the park,’ Bark Bay. This is where we will spend the night before our coastal trek back to Marahau the next day.

The coastal track from Bark Bay is canopied with verdant forest and crosses the Falls River via a 47m suspension bridge. Then we follow the track down two valleys as we make our decent to Torrent Bay estuary, which can be crossed within two hours on either side of low tide. Alternatively, we can also take the all-tide track that leads around to Anchorage. We further walk on south to the lookout for spectacular views of the track we have just walked. We continue walking the coastal track that leads back to Marahau, allowing time to explore several accessible beaches in the Astrolabe area. Finally, we reach the end of our walk after crossing the boardwalk back to the DoC information kiosk at Marahau.

After camping overnight at Bark Bay, the next day you will walk the Abel Tasman Coastal Track through to Anchorage. You have lots of time to explore on the walk between Bark Bay and Anchorage. Hiking through luxurious coastal forest, before crossing Falls River over a 47 metre suspension bridge. Making your way down 2 valleys, you come to Torrent Bay. If you arrive within 2 hours of low tide, you can cross over to Anchorage and spend the afternoon exploring the area. Alternatively, you can either take the high tide route and explore Cleopatras Pool; or alternatively follow an all-tide track around to Anchorage.

Late in the afternoon, take the water taxi back from Anchorage to Marahau.

Previous experience is not required.

Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter

Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter

Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter

Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter Kayak & Walk

Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter

Itinerary

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Day 1Marahau - Awaroa - Bark Bay4 hrs Kayaking with breaks

*Approximate Times

8.15am Check in and meet your guide.
8.30am Water Taxi to Awaroa.
9.45am Arrive Awaroa.
10.00am Kayak from Awaroa to Bark Bay. Total kayak time approx 4 hrs with breaks.
1.15pm Enjoy lunch in the Onetahuti area.
3.30pm Arrive Bark Bay.
Spend the night at Bark Bay

Day 2Bark Bay - Anchorage - Water Taxi to MarahauHike about 3-4 hrs (8.4-11.5 kms)

Walk from Bark Bay back to Anchorage (high tide route approx 4 hrs, 11.5km, low tide route approx 3hrs, 8.4km).

4.00pm Water Taxi back to Marahau if on the overnighter trip.

Cost per person

November 2021 - April 2022

  • Camping: NZ$295

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

Camping Equipment is available for hire, if you don't have yours

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Marahau - Awaroa - Bark Bay4 hrs Kayaking with breaks

*Approximate Times

8.15am Check in and meet your guide.
8.30am Water Taxi to Awaroa.
9.45am Arrive Awaroa.
10.00am Kayak from Awaroa to Bark Bay. Total kayak time approx 4 hrs with breaks.
1.15pm Enjoy lunch in the Onetahuti area.
3.30pm Arrive Bark Bay.
Spend the night at Bark Bay

Day 2Bark Bay - Anchorage - Water Taxi to MarahauHike about 3-4 hrs (8.4-11.5 kms)

Walk from Bark Bay back to Anchorage (high tide route approx 4 hrs, 11.5km, low tide route approx 3hrs, 8.4km).

4.00pm Water Taxi back to Marahau if on the overnighter trip.

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