Activities

Abel Tasman Taupo Point Overnight

This offers a taste of everything Abel Tasman National Park has to offer.
This part of the trip is weather dependent, land at Whawharangi and visit the historic Homestead.
Then walk out to the spectacular Separation Point, this is where the waters of Golden Bay and Tasman Bay meet. There is also a seal colony out here where you can watch them play for hours!

We Provide

- Safety briefing about the kayak and the area you will visit
- Paddle/spray skirt/Lifejacket
- Maps and Flare
- Dry bag

Please Bring

- Camping Equipment
- Plenty of water(there is no potable water at Taupo Point)
- Plenty of food and snacks
- Warm clothing

Restrictions

Have had outdoors experience and comfortable with being on the water

Abel Tasman Brief Encounter

The Northern End of the Abel Tasman is raw, beautiful, rich in history and culture. It is one of the best kayaking destinations in New Zealand. This trip is suitable for those wanting a bit more adventure and to experience New Zealand at its natural best.

Leaving the golden sands of Tata Beach, the journey towards Separation Point is remarkable. Once at the Point spend time watching the populated seal colony and then stay at one of the many Department of Conservation Campsites.

For this trip Mutton Cove is recommended (Paddle time to Mutton Cove is 3-4hr).
The pick up point for this trip is Totaranui.

We Provide

- Safety briefing about the kayak and the area you will visit
- Paddle/spray skirt/Lifejacket
- Maps and Flare
- Dry bag

Please Bring

- Camping Equipment
- Plenty of water(there is no potable water at Taupo Point)
- Plenty of food and snacks
- Warm clothing

Restrictions

Must have outdoor experience and water skills to be able to do this trip.

Full Length of Abel Tasman - 3 Days

This offers a taste of everything Abel Tasman National Park has to offer.
This part of the trip is weather dependent, land at Whawharangi and visit the historic Homestead.
Then walk out to the spectacular Separation Point, this is where the waters of Golden Bay and Tasman Bay meet. There is also a seal colony out here where you can watch them play for hours!

We Provide

We provide you with a Doubles kayak. Also spray-skirts, life jackets, paddles, flares and, if required, a spot tracker or PLB .

Please Bring

Lots of warm clothing and dry changes of clothes (especially good are polyprops), warm jerseys, hats, gloves, long johns, waterproof jacket, shorts, bathing costume, sunglasses, sunhat, towel, insect repellent, medication for allergies or any medical condition, fist aid kit, toiletries and toilet paper, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, torch, shoes. Medium size backpacks fit inside the double kayaks.

Camping Gear: Tent, cooking gear, cutlery, pots and pans, cups and plates, matches, washing up gear, tent fly, candles, rope for clothes line.

We have a limited quantity of camping gear for hire as well as wetsuits and snorkel gear.
Food and Water: Plenty of food, (allow for an extra day). Water bottles (we have some available) and some method of treating the water for giardia (eg. by chemicals, filters or boiling). Luxury items like chocolate and wine!

Restrictions

Have had outdoors experience and comfortable with being on the water

Full Length of Abel Tasman - 4 Days

This offers a taste of everything Abel Tasman National Park has to offer.
This part of the trip is weather dependent, land at Whawharangi and visit the historic Homestead.
Then walk out to the spectacular Separation Point, this is where the waters of Golden Bay and Tasman Bay meet. There is also a seal colony out here where you can watch them play for hours!

We Provide

We provide you with a Doubles kayak. Also spray-skirts, life jackets, paddles, flares and, if required, a spot tracker or PLB .

Please Bring

Lots of warm clothing and dry changes of clothes (especially good are polyprops), warm jerseys, hats, gloves, long johns, waterproof jacket, shorts, bathing costume, sunglasses, sunhat, towel, insect repellent, medication for allergies or any medical condition, fist aid kit, toiletries and toilet paper, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, torch, shoes. Medium size backpacks fit inside the double kayaks.

Camping Gear: Tent, cooking gear, cutlery, pots and pans, cups and plates, matches, washing up gear, tent fly, candles, rope for clothes line.

We have a limited quantity of camping gear for hire as well as wetsuits and snorkel gear.
Food and Water: Plenty of food, (allow for an extra day). Water bottles (we have some available) and some method of treating the water for giardia (eg. by chemicals, filters or boiling). Luxury items like chocolate and wine!

Restrictions

Have had outdoors experience and comfortable with being on the water