Had the most brilliant afternoon kayaking in and around Awaroa with Josh, a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable about the area. Showed us the local wildlife and kept us entertained with his great sense of fun and humor. We very much enjoyed our…Read more
Going out with Josh on the Awaroa Sea Kayaks was a total holiday highlight. Being situated away from the main kayak businesses at Kaiteriteri, you are able to get the full Able Tasman experience. Josh is hugely knowledgeable and I felt really safe with him..Read more
Awaroa is regarded by many local guides as the best place to sea kayak in the Abel Tasman National Park. Spectacular granite sea cliffs, golden sand beaches, crystal clear water and the majestic Awaroa Lagoon make for an unforgettable sea kayaking experience. Awaroa Sea Kayaks is the only sea kayak company physically based in the Abel Tasman National Park.
We know the highlights of the area and look forward to sharing this beautiful part of the world with you. Our guides understand the weather patterns and tides, and will cater a half day trip (roughly 3.5 hours long) to make the most of the conditions.
No previous sea kayaking experience is required - just a friendly smile and a camera. We provide all of the equipment you’ll need, including a waterproof ‘dry bag’ to store your camera and other valuables. The minimum age on our trips is 12 years and we can take up to eight people per trip.
Awaroa Sea Kayaks is based on-site at the Awaroa Lodge. The Lodge offers a range of accommodation options, a bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria/beer garden. Staying at Awaroa Lodge and sea kayaking the Awaroa coastline is a wonderful way to experience the Abel Tasman National Park and is bound to be a holiday highlight. You can visit the Lodge website here.
Awaroa is perfectly situated for a half day sea kayak adventure. Being on the outskirts of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve and having immediate access to the Awaroa Lagoon gives us amazing opportunities to sea kayak in parts of the national park that still have some sense of solitude. We have unrivalled scenery, a thriving marine ecosystem and the experienced, knowledgable guides to make the most of any conditions and show you a great time while staying safe on the water.tour options
Join us on a short guided nature walk around the Awaroa wetland loop. The focus of this trip is learning about New Zealands unique native flora and fauna in one of natures most beautiful classrooms. We discuss everything from the land use history of the early maori and European settlers to the habitats of the native birds which make the area home.tour options
Awaroa is the perfect place to try stand up paddle boarding. The highlight is always spotting eagle rays in the shallow sandy flats as they forage for crustaceans beneath the seafloor.
Paddle boards are offered as a freedom rental with a mandatory safety briefing. There are a few restrictions as to where you can and can't go and all rentals are weather dependent.
After a winter off the water and away from the coast I've been craving some good stiff sea breezes and salt on my skin. I decided to take a break from guiding over the winter to recharge the batteries and see what life is like outside of the bubble I'd surrounded myself in over the last few years. This has been a valuable time to reflect on what it is I love about working and living with the sea and how important it is for me.Read more