100% Pure Marine Reserve

Our Guides favourite choice! Awaroa to Onetahuti

Your day starts viewing the park from the water taxi on your trip north. Disembarking at beautiful Awaroa Bay this is where we start our paddling adventure. Tides permitting we will peek into Awaroa inlet or perhaps visit Shag Harbor a hidden inlet like nowhere else in the Abel Tasman. We then paddle south, hopefully having our first encounters with NZ’s inquisitive fur seals. Your guide finds a favorite golden sand beach to spread the picnic blanket, its time for a swim, lunch and a freshly brewed coffee. But the days not over and you have the afternoon for visiting the Tonga Arches and of course Tonga Island with its playful inhabitants - the colony of NZ fur seals.

We finish our kayaking at Onetahuti Beach where we meet our water taxi captain for your fun ride back to Marahau/Kaiteriteri.

This trip works beautifully with a overnight stay at Awaroa.

Prices: 
$225.00 per person (fully catered)

  •   CHECKIN - 7:45 Motueka / 8:45 Marahau
  •    LUNCH - Included (Dietary Options Available)
  •   TRANSPORT - Free Motueka Pickup / $20 Return from Nelson
  •   DEPARTS - October through April
  •   WATERTAXI - 2 Rides
  •   WALK - 0km
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$225.00 100% Pure Marine Reserve

100% Pure Marine Reserve $225.00 pp

Our Guides favourite choice! Awaroa to Onetahuti

What our guests say

Tripadvisor Review
Fab day out

As nice as hiking in the park is, seeing it by kayak is so much better! I did the 100% Marine Reserve trip and had a wonderful day. The trip is in the northern part of the coast, where only one other kayak tour goes, so we pretty much saw nobody else for the whole day. Lots of seals to be seen up close though! Scenery was beautiful - loved the rock formations! Lunch (which was really tasty) on a beach we shared only with seals! Our guides Ruby and Pete were fantastic - friendly, informative, enthusiastic - they clearly love what they do which is always great to see. And who knows, you might get lucky like we did and see a pod of dolphins on the water taxi back to Marahau!


Aoife S, United Kingdom, Trip Advisor