freedom Kayaking

Freedom kayaking Abel Tasman gives you the independence to see the wonders of the coastline at your own pace. Kahu Kayaks will equip you with everything you need to have an enjoyable and safe sea kayaking experience, NOTE: for two or more people, Double Kayaks used unless group has uneven number

All freedom kayaking packages include the following:

  • A comprehensive kayak briefing before your kayak trip starts.
  • Instruction on the use of sea kayak equipment.
  • Kayak safety briefing along with expected weather and sea conditions in the Abel Tasman.
  • A kayak guide will accompany you for the start of your sea kayak journey to help with kayak technique and give any final advice to make your adventure safe and fun!

We are also happy to help with ideas for packing your kayak and trip itinerary.


Requires a Minimum of 2 people
Double Kayaks used unless group has uneven number
DOC Camp Passes should be pre-booked, we are happy to help with this
One way kayak hire available Retrieval Costs: $44 Double $39 Single (Passenger fares additional)
Full range of camping equipment for hire
All kayaks come fully equipped with quality safety gear
Important to note that the northern kayak limit is Shag Harbour, so you cannot camp any further north than Onetahuti unless you are walking.

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Tour costs

  • 1 Day : $85 pp
  • 2 Days : $130 pp
  • 3 Days : $170 pp
  • 4 Days : $190 pp
  • 5 Days : $205 pp

Freedom Kayak your way from Marahau to Anchorage Bay, where you will leave your kayak and walk south back to Marahau

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Tour details

  • 1 day freedom kayaking
  • Stay overnight or walk back same day

Freedom Kayak for two days, working your way north from our base in Marahau towards Bark Bay or Onetahuti. Swap your kayak for your pack and spend a day or two walking back.

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Tour details

  • 2 Days freedom Kayaking

Freedom Kayak for three days up to Onetahuti, at the end of day three jump aboard our Abel Tasman water taxi service for the ride home.

how to book DoC passes

Tour details

  • 3 days freedom kayaking
    water taxi transfers

what to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Footwear
  • Camera
  • T-shirt
  • Warm top
  • Water bottle and snacks
  • Any personal medication
  • Camping equipment
  • Camp passes
  • Food for trip duration