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Te Pukeatea Bay

  • If you're feeling like a stroll there is a great 45 minute walk with a stunning lookout to the Northern end of the Park

  • A short walk from Anchorage, a great place to picnic and swim the day away

  • A stunning beach with great history

A short 45 minute walk from Te Pukeatea leads to Pitt Head, an ancient Maori Pa. Pa sites are iconic in New Zealand heritage. Maori technology developed trenches which modernised modern warfare in WW1. Today the trenches are still visible when you walk over the bridge on this section of track. The site has panoramic views up into the Northern part of the park and towards the North Island. Pa sites were strategically important to Maori defences.

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Aqua Taxi coming into land at Te Pukatea Bay

    Trips that include Te Pukeatea Bay

    • $58.00 Deal AnchorageItem_loading

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      Your Aqua Taxi journey will pass several off-shore islands which provide a protected habitat for native wildlife. Enjoy a scenic walk along the coastal track discovering clear streams, native bush and incredible views over the Anchorage - makes for some great photo opportunities.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $66.00 Deal Bark BayItem_loading

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      You will pass several off-shore islands which provide a protected habitat for native wildlife. You will see lots of interesting rocky outcrops and rock formations. Sandfly Bay and Falls River are beautiful spots. On a high tide (and time dependent) you can go up Falls River and see the people walking across the Swing Bridge. Your walk starts from Bark Bay past the Falls River Bridge, through Torrent Bay and Anchorage. In the last part of the trip you walk past some of the Abel Tasman’s most scenic beaches.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $67.00 Pitt Head WalkItem_loading

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      Aqua Taxi from Marahau/Kaiteriteri to Anchorage Bay and walk the Pitt Head Loop Track (1 hr round trip via beautiful Te Pukatea Bay) to meet your return Aqua Taxi.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $72.00 Falls RiverItem_loading

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      Aqua Taxi to Torrent Bay and walk to Bark Bay (2.5 hrs or 7.8km) to meet the Aqua Taxi again for the return journey.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $72.00 Beaches and BaysItem_loading

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      Aqua Taxi to Bark Bay, walk to Anchorage (3.5 hrs or 11.7km) to meet the Aqua Taxi again.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $75.00 Seals and SandItem_loading

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      Aqua Taxi to Torrent Bay, walk to Onetahuti Beach 14km (3.5hrs) and meet the Aqua Taxi again. Return to Marahau/Kaiteriteri via the Seal Colony.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $77.00 Scenic Round TripItem_loading

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      A comprehensive round trip visiting all points of interest along the sparkling bays and golden beaches of the Park. The friendly fur seals of Tonga or Pinnacle Island are a highlight.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $82.00 Abel Tasman ClassicItem_loading

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      Travel the length of the park on a scenic cruise to Totaranui and back to Torrent Bay and walk to Bark Bay (2.5 hrs or 7.8km) to meet the Aqua Taxi again for the return journey.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $82.00 Awaroa EscapeItem_loading

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      AquaTaxi to Bark Bay or Onetahuti Beach and then walk to Awaroa Bay (11.4km or 3hrs from Bark Bay, 5.3km or 1hr from Onetahuti Beach) where you may purchase a delicious lunch at the Awaroa Lodge (café booking advisable).

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $82.00 Slice of ParadiseItem_loading

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      There are two trip options that allow for either a shorter or longer walk. Option 1: Travel the length of the park on a scenic cruise to Totaranui and back to Onetahuti for a 2hr or 6.1km walk to Bark Bay. Option 2: Travel the length of the park on a scenic cruise to Totaranui and back to Bark Bay for a 3.5hr or 12km walk through to Anchorage. Departure time 9am only.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $85.00 Rata TrailItem_loading

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      Aqua Taxi to Totaranui, walk 2.5 - 3 hours to Awaroa Lodge, where you can purchase lunch (booking advisable). A highly recommended walk but only possible when low tide falls between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $98.00 Deal Seals and SandItem_loading

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      Cruise on Aqua Taxi to Torrent Bay, walk to Onetahuti Beach and meet the Aqua Taxi again. Return to Marahau/Kaiteriteri via the Seal Colony. This walking section of track is considered the most picturesque section of the park. The track crosses the only swing bridge in the park - 47 m in length - Falls River Swing Bridge. At Tonga Quarry you can see still remnants of the quarry and see leftover drilled slabs of granite. Your skipper will stop at Tonga or Pinnacle Island to view the seals after picking you up at Onetahuti.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $142.00 2 Day Abel Tasman AdventureItem_loading

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      Experience Abel Tasman Coastal Track up Close and Personal! This leisurely two-day unguided journey gives you a big serve of the Abel Tasman. Start the day with an exhilarating Aqua Taxi trip into Tonga Island Marine Reserve to visit the New Zealand fur seals. Your unguided walk from Onetahuti to Anchorage (5-6 hours 17.8km) is full of stunning scenery, this section of track is considered the most picturesque section of the park, the track crosses The Falls River Swingbridge - 47 m in length. Your final destination for the evening is Anchorage. After a memorable day of walking, enjoy a hot shower, dinner and relaxed stay on board the Abel Tasman Aquapackers (dorm accommodation). After breakfast warm up on day two with a leisurely walk along the southern end of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track discovering scenic outlooks, clear streams, native bush and gorgeous beaches. Incredible views over Astrolabe Islands and Anchorage make great photo opportunities before reaching your final destination - Marahau.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $170.00 The Best Of Both Worlds - One day Kayak & Walk Item_loading

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      Full day kayak & walk combo. Highlights include walking a beautiful section of the Coastal Track and kayaking in the sheltered waters of the Astrolabe. Visit golden beaches and listen to the birdsong as you paddle past Adele Island.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $205.00 Best Day In The Bay - One Day KayakItem_loading

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      Natures got you surrounded! We begin by cruising on the Aqua Taxi into Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Onetahuti Beach is the starting point of your guided kayak adventure, kayaking one way we'll maximise our time and explore this special stretch of coastline discovering Tonga Island, home to New Zealand fur seals, idyllic golden beaches, lagoons and off shore islands. Relax beachside with a hearty Kiwi picnic lunch that's made to satisfy.  As the sea breeze builds, sail back to Anchorage, to be met by Aqua Taxi who will whisk you away on an exhilarating ride back to Marahau.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

    • $271.00 Paddle & Walk - Two Day Kayak & WalkItem_loading

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      Priceless! Start the day with an exhilarating Aqua Taxi trip into Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Your guided kayaking begins with a visit to the NZ fur seals on Tonga Island. Explore Tonga Arches and the stunning sculptured granite headlands before relaxing and refuelling with a hearty kiwi picnic lunch on a beautiful beach. After lunch discover tidal lagoons and forest fringed beaches of this stunning coastline, before sailing into Anchorage with the sea breeze behind you. After a memorable day of kayaking, enjoy a hot shower, dinner and relaxed stay onboard the Abel Tasman Aquapackers (dorm accommodation). After breakfast warm up on day two with a leisurely walk along the southern end of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track discovering scenic outlooks, clear streams, native bush and gorgeous beaches.  Incredible views over Anchorage and the Astrolabe Islands make great photo opportunities before reaching your final destination - Marahau.

      Start: Marahau & Kaiteriteri

      Finish: Marahau & Kaiteriteri