Our team had a brilliant trip with Simply Wild. The kayaking through crystal clear waters on a perfect day was an amazing experience. Viewing the seals and their pups playing in the sun and listening to the bird song from an island reserve was such a privilege. In all that we experienced we felt close to the natural world. Rob’s in-depth knowledge of the area and the environment through which we passed was top rate. The food was great and the walk over the hill presented us with fantastic views. We would highly recommend Rob and Simply Wild Journeys to anyone considering exploring the Abel Tasman National Park.
Cheers – Craig and Marie McNeill – Fielding
The Abel Tasman National Park is the smallest jewel in the crown of New Zealand’s national park network (22,500 hectares) yet it reflects a unique identity among the much larger, more mountainous parks. It encompasses kilometres of idyllic golden sand beaches washed by the tidal flows of Tasman Bay, linked by an easy walking track of exceptional standard, alternating with hidden coves, estuaries and spectacular granite outcrops. Offshore lie numerous islands punctuating the broad sweep of Tasman Bay, providing sanctuary for seabirds, seals and penguins.
Abel Tasman National park, with it’s sculptured granite coastline and tranquil estuaries, is one of the premier sea kayaking destinations in the world.
From Marahau we take your group in our fast launch along the Abel Tasman coastline to Awaroa, to walk around 1 1/2 hours on perhaps the prettiest part of the Abel Tasman track from Awaroa to Onetahuti beach or Tonga with beautiful views, before a delightful lunch on a secluded beach only accessible by boat.
After lunch we travel the short distance to Bark Bay and our kayaks for the 1 – 2 hour paddle to Anchorage where we re-board our launch for the trip back to Marahau.
You will have enjoyed the best parts of Abel Tasman national Park by land & sea.
We can arrange transport from your venue to Marahau at the entrance to the park and return.