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Deal Anchorage$58.00

  • Aqua Taxi from Marahau to Anchorage

  • Walk Anchorage to Marahau (3-4 hours)

  • Return Bus Transfer Nelson to Marahau

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.

Depart from Marahau only (not Kaiteriteri).

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Deal Anchorage Journey

  • Aqua Taxi from Marahau to Anchorage


    You will pass several off-shore islands which provide a protected habitat for native wildlife. This stretch of water is called the Astrolabe Roadstead named by Dumont Durville. Roadstead was a term early seafarers used to describe safe sheltered waters.

    Places of interest: Aqua Taxi Marahau Base, Split Apple Rock, Marahau, Adele Island, Fisherman Island, Aquapackers Floating Accommodation, Anchorage

  • Walk from Anchorage to Marahau


    The section of track between Marahau - Anchorage takes about 3.5 hours and is 11.5 kms. Marahau is named after its fertile gardens and Anchorage a safe haven for boats. This stretch allows glimpses of the coastline and access to the beautiful beaches in the Astrolabe. The short 45 minute Pitt Head Walk from Anchorage leads to Pitt Head, and ancient Maori Pa. You can do this walk as a loop or one-way from either Te Puketea or Anchorage.

    Places of interest: Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Anchorage, Te Pukeatea Bay, Torrent Bay

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January, February, March, April, October, November, December

1:30pm, 12noon, 9:00am, 10:30am



May, June, July, August, September

9:30am, 1:30pm, 12noon

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