World famous kayaking, canyoning, guided walking or boat tours, paddle boarding, plus so much more!

We have something to suit everyone; from activities for thrill seekers, to amazing scenery for nature lovers, or tranquility for those who want to relax and unwind.


No matter your spirit of adventure, Abel Tasman Village offers it. From lying on a deserted beach to jumping through canyons, we’ve got it covered. So check out the range of options below –  you might need to add an extra day to your stay…

Activities Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman AquaTaxi

Water taxi trips and scenic cruises in the Abel Tasman National Park

Whether you are looking for a short walk, a scenic day out, or a multi-day hiking adventure, we have an option to suit.

  • AquaTaxi gets passengers closer to those out-of-the-way spots along the Abel Tasman coastline
  • Our boats are purpose built for the Abel Tasman Coastline
  • Closest water taxi base to the start of the Park, with plenty of secure car parking
  • Daily bus services from Nelson and Motueka


Activities Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Eco Tours

Boat tours and charters, walking tours and groups

We are a small conservation focused business offering personalised experiences in the Abel Tasman. Our motto is ‘Open your eyes’.

  • Inspiring nature experiences in a relaxed small group setting
  • Our expert guides will exceed your expectations in a fun and safe manner
  • The best locations in the park on the day according to tides and weather
  • Morning snack and hot drinks included. Lunch optional extra
  • $5 donation to conservation per tour ticket


Abel Tasman Canyons

The most adventurous way to see the park

Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools, zipline over rocks and abseil through showering waterfalls. That’s what canyoning is about! Join us on an adventure and we’ll help you to take a step (or two) out of your comfort zone and into the unspoiled wilderness.

  • Exhilarating water taxi rides in and out of the park
  • Stunning granite walled canyons filled with crystal clear water and wrapped in ancient native forest
  • Free photos and videos
  • Top-notch equipment and even better guides
  • Delicious lunch, snacks and drinks along the way
  • Canyoning is the only way to see these parts of the Abel Tasman National Park


Abel Tasman Horse Trekking

Guided Horse Trekking along the golden sands of the Marahau Beach

Have you ever dreamed of riding along golden sands and gently lapping waves? Come out with us on a ride that will realise your adventure.

  • We have a friendly team of horses who have been carefully chosen for their temperament and nature, so we know they are fun to ride
  • Our guides have years of horse riding experience, are first aid qualified and are great communicators with both horses and people
  • We provide industry approved safety helmets and chaps for you
  • We offer 2 hour guided beach rides including a lesson in our sandy arena and 1/2 hour paddock rides for children.

Abel Tasman Kahu Kayaks

Kahu Kayaks welcomes you to the Abel Tasman National Park, our golden piece of Aotearoa

We are a genuine, small kayak hire and kayak tour company, 100% locally owned and operated, with loads of experience taking kayak trips in to the Abel Tasman

  • Fun Friendly Guides
  • Guided and Freedom Options
  • Safety Audited


Activities Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Kayaks

The unique, low impact way to see the Abel Tasman National Park

Sea kayaking with Abel Tasman Kayaks is a unique, low impact way to explore the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline!

  • Established in 1986 we are the oldest guided kayaking company and specialise in kayak hire
  • We offer a comprehensive portfolio of guided, day and multi-day tours
  • Free wifi, hot showers onsite, toilets, secure parking and lock up for personal belongings


Activities Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Massage & Naturopathy

Assisting people to achieve their wellness goals via the use of natural therapies

Located next to the Abel Tasman National Park entrance, Abel Tasman Massage & Naturopathy offers people from all areas of the globe the opportunity to experience Massage and/or Naturopathic consultations in a beautiful environment.

  • Relaxing massage in a peaceful environment
  • Therapeutic/Remedial massage
  • Deep Tissue massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Naturopathic Consultations and Quick Assessments
  • Mobile service

Abel Tasman Yoga

Just meters from the entrance to New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park you will find a purpose built, well equipped Yoga Studio,
'Room To Move'.

ASANA is translated as pose or posture. The more literal meaning is 'comfortable seat'.

Each movement demands the focus of the mind allowing the body to move as a unified whole. Mind and body learn to listen to each other.

YOGA ASANA is one of the more direct ways to explore the self, to connect with the self.

Activities Abel Tasman National Park

Marahau Water Taxis

Water transportation services in the Abel Tasman National Park

Our scheduled sailings depart daily and are a popular way to experience the Abel Tasman’s Coastal Track. Whether you want a short walk, a long hike, a relaxed scenic cruise or simply to spend the day on a beach, we have just the trip for you

  • Operating all year round from the Abel Tasman Centre on the Marahau waterfront
  • Personal, friendly service from a team dedicated to helping you get the most from your Abel Tasman adventure
  • Boat skippers who love sharing their knowledge of our local ecology and history
  • Each journey is a unique Kiwi experience!


Activities Abel Tasman National Park

Marahau Sea Kayaks

Sea kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park

Marahau Sea Kayaks has a full range of half-day, full-day and multi-day trip options. Whether you chose to join a guided or unguided trip, we've got the best combinations of kayaking, walking, water taxi transfers and accommodation options to suit you

  • Friendly, expert local guides
  • The best kayaking gear available
  • Fully equipped kayak base located metres from the Marahau foreshore
  • Daily bus services from Nelson and Motueka


Activities Abel Tasman National Park

R&R Kayaks

Guided Tours | Rentals | Twilight Tour

Nau Mai, Haere Mai – Welcome to R&R Kayaks. Rets & Ro welcome you to the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park – the place we call home. We are a small family owned and operated business striving to offer the highest level of service, standards and safety while maintaining a fun and relaxed environment for all.

  • Half, full & multi day guided tours and kayak rentals available
  • Private tours, twilight tours, kayak & walk options to suit all
  • Free Wifi, Hot Showers and Parking at our purpose built sea kayak base


Tasman Bay Sea Kayaking

Guided Tours | Rentals

Tasman Bay sea kayaking is the smallest company in the area this means we can go the extra mile to make your journey of Abel Tasman a adventure you wont forget.

  • Half, full & multi day guided tours and kayak rentals available
  • We are 100% locally owned an operated
  • Transport from Motueka for groups of 6 to 8 on full day guided tours free lunch