Split Apple Beaches Kayak & Walk
Cost-effective combination: kayaking, boat cruise and beach time.
- Availability: 1 Oct - 31 May
- Best For: Abel Tasman Highlights
- Cruise: Kaiteriteri - Anchorage return: 45 minutes each way
- Walk: Optional unguided
- Kayak: 2 hours guided
- Start: 9.00 am
- Finish: 4.15 or 6.00 pm
- Cost: From Adult $145, Child $90 (10-14 yrs)
If you want to sample a little of everything on the golden coast for one low price, this is the option for you. Join our Split Apple Paddle to explore the sheltered beaches and spectacular granite sculptures of the Southern coast with an easy guided sea kayak, then travel into the heart of the Park to relax at Anchorage beach or take a walk.
Please note: no kayaking on Christmas Day (December 25)
Looking for more kayaking and less walking?
See our Beaches, Bays & Seals Sea Kayaking Day Trip
9.00 am Check in at our Kaiteriteri ticket booth to meet your Guide.
On the golden beach sands of Kaiteriteri Beach, your friendly, expert Guide settles you into a stable double kayak with full instructions and safety brief. Then, it's onto the water to explore and have fun, confident you can enjoy a safe paddling experience. Your Guide knows all the best, secret spots taking into account the tides, weather and your interests and abilities with paddling time up to 2 hours. Watch out for our resident Blue Penguins and other sea birds along the coast.
Pause at a sheltered cove for a break before returning to Kaiteriteri around midday where you say farewell to your Guide and swap your kayak gear for walking shoes.
1.00 pm Join our Vista Cruise at Kaiteriteri to cruise the protected waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead past idyllic beaches fringed by lush native forest to the golden expanse of Anchorage Bay (30-45 mins). Then you choose: swim, sunbathe, take a leisurely stroll along the beach or explore the sunny Manuka groves leading to the idyllic cove of Te Pukatea Bay and return (45 minutes walking time). For those that would like a longer walk, there’s the option to walk to Te Pukatea via the Pitt Head Loop track, with stunning views across Tasman Bay (1 hour 30 minutes return).
There are excellent Department of Conservation facilities at Anchorage Beach, including drinking water, shady picnic tables, shelter and modern toilets.
3.35 or *5.20 pm Rejoin the Vista Cruise at Anchorage Beach for a relaxing return cruise, hugging the coastline.
4.15 or *6.00 pm Return to Kaiteriteri
*Please note: The later return option not available 1-30 April or 1-19 October. Contact us for connecting coaches available at this time.