Kayak Seals and Walk

Abel Tasman National Park offers New Zealand's finest Coastal Trail, the northern most point of the South Island. 

This gentle paradise offers easy walking, for people of moderate fitness, is family friendly and has the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand with sea breezes in summer and calm, crisp days in winter. 

Combine the best of everything in Abel Tasman National Park.  It's your choice:  walk, cruise, kayak, or just relax.

 

Guided Kayak, Seals & Walk Day Trip

After a full training and a safety biefing it's onto the water to have fun!  Paddling north in a stable double kayak, explore the nature features of the coastline, including the famous "Split Apple Rock". 

Take a short break at a sheltered cove before returning to Kaiteriteri around midday to swap kayak for walking shoes. 

Join our Vista Cruise to Onetahuti, visiting the seal colony at Tonga Island on the way. 

Disembark and enjoy an hour and a half unguided walk to beautiful Bark Bay before rejoining the Vista Cruise at Medlands Beach for a relaxing return trip.

  • Departures:  Daily, available from Kaiteriteri or Nelson.
  • Suitable for Children:  Minimum age is 10 years old.
  • Food & Beverage:  Please bring your own lunch or order a picnic lunch from us the day before


Seals & Beach (Cruise & Walk)

For the best of everything, this trip is for you.  Take a scenic cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve, pausing to watch the antics of its resident Fur Seal Colony. 

Land at historic Tonga Quarry beach to walk 2-2.5 hours over a forested saddle and around spectacular Bark Bay estuary with its cascading waterfalls. 

Rejoin the Vista Cruise at the sheltered golden cove, Medlands Beach.

  • Departures:  Daily, available from Kaiteriteri or Nelson.
  • Suitable for Children:  Minimum age is 5 years old.
  • Food & Beverage: Please bring your own lunch or order a picnic lunch from us the day before.



 

 

Description & Highlights

Abel Tasman National Park offers New Zealand's finest Coastal Trail, the northern most point of the South Island. 

This gentle paradise offers easy walking, for people of moderate fitness, is family friendly and has the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand with sea breezes in summer and calm, crisp days in winter. 

Combine the best of everything in Abel Tasman National Park.  It's your choice:  walk, cruise, kayak, or just relax.

 

Guided Kayak, Seals & Walk Day Trip

After a full training and a safety biefing it's onto the water to have fun!  Paddling north in a stable double kayak, explore the nature features of the coastline, including the famous "Split Apple Rock". 

Take a short break at a sheltered cove before returning to Kaiteriteri around midday to swap kayak for walking shoes. 

Join our Vista Cruise to Onetahuti, visiting the seal colony at Tonga Island on the way. 

Disembark and enjoy an hour and a half unguided walk to beautiful Bark Bay before rejoining the Vista Cruise at Medlands Beach for a relaxing return trip.

  • Departures:  Daily, available from Kaiteriteri or Nelson.
  • Suitable for Children:  Minimum age is 10 years old.
  • Food & Beverage:  Please bring your own lunch or order a picnic lunch from us the day before


Seals & Beach (Cruise & Walk)

For the best of everything, this trip is for you.  Take a scenic cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve, pausing to watch the antics of its resident Fur Seal Colony. 

Land at historic Tonga Quarry beach to walk 2-2.5 hours over a forested saddle and around spectacular Bark Bay estuary with its cascading waterfalls. 

Rejoin the Vista Cruise at the sheltered golden cove, Medlands Beach.

  • Departures:  Daily, available from Kaiteriteri or Nelson.
  • Suitable for Children:  Minimum age is 5 years old.
  • Food & Beverage: Please bring your own lunch or order a picnic lunch from us the day before.



 

 

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