To experience kayaking New Zealand's finest coast, book kayak hire and transfers before you go into Abel Tasman National Park. Kayaks for hire are not stored within the park boundaries.

With sheltered beaches and crystal azure waters, kayaking is usually easy. No special skill or strength is required. With any outdoor activity it's not possible to guarantee conditions. Sometimes, it might be necessary to paddle against the wind to the nearest beach.

In your kayak, always carry shoes suitable for walking, and a change of clothes including a dry, warm layer.

For fun and safety, all our kayak trips are guided. Qualified guides provide full training and safety back up, as well as fascinating stories about the region. Boat transfers are available if required.

Use the trip finder on the homepage to discover the ideal trip for you, either a day trip or overnight trip staying at our beachfront lodges.

Enjoy modern, technical kayak gear with our regular upgrade policy. Double kayaks are used for stability, enjoyment and the advantage of having two people sharing the paddling effort.

Also included:

  • spray jacket (splash proof, but not waterproof)
  • buoyancy aid
  • dry bags for spare clothing and camera gear*
  • maximum 8 people (4 kayaks) per guide

*If used correctly, dry bags are waterproof but we cannot guarantee to keep sensitive electronic equipment dry.