Split Apple Kayak Seals & Beach

After your kayak, cruise to Medlands Beach to relax or explore. See seals on Adele Island.

  • Availability: 1 Oct - 31 May
  • Best For: Kayak and Beach Time
  • Cruise: Kaiteriteri - Medlands return.
    1 hour each way
  • Walk: Optional
  • Kayak: 2 hours
  • Start: 9.00 am
  • Finish: 4.15 or 6.00 pm
  • Cost: From Adult $170 Child $105 (10-14 yrs)
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Paddle azure waters to Split Apple Rock. Cruise the sculpted granite coast to Medlands Beach where you can relax at this picturesque cove or walk the waterfall trail around the Bark Bay Inlet. On the return cruise to Kaiteriteri, pause to see the seal on Adele Island.

Terms and Conditions

9.00 am Check in at our Kaiteriteri ticket booth to meet your Guide.

On the golden 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 into Torrent Bay and continue on to Medlands Beach.

1.45 pm: Disembark at Medlands Beach, then you can relax at this picturesque cove, walk 10 minutes to Bark Bay Beach, or explore further along the waterfall trail around the Bark Bay inlet.

There are excellent Department of Conservation facilities at Bark Bay, including drinking water, shady picnic tables, shelter and modern toilets.

3.10 pm (or 5.05 pm from 20 Oct to 31 March): At Medlands Beach, rejoin the Vista Cruise to return to Kaiteriteri at 4.10 pm (in time for the coach connection) or 6.00 pm.

On your return journey, the boat cruises past Adele Island to view its resident seals.

Our friendly Reservations Team is waiting to answer your enquiries and take your booking. Please contact us using the details below or complete the online form on this page and one of our team will reply within 24 hours.

Freephone (New Zealand Only): 0800 223 582 (0800 ABEL TASMAN)
Freephone (Australia Only): 1800-139 341

Telephone (within New Zealand): 03 528 2027
Telephone (outside New Zealand): +64 3 528 2027 (calling outside NZ)

Email: info@AbelTasman.co.nz