Abel Tasman Day Trips

Hike. Canyon. Sky Dive. Kayak. Camp.
Adventure. Sail. Waka. Eco Tours. Mountain Bike.

Explore the Abel Tasman with all the comforts

The Abel Tasman Park is unique in that it opens itself to exploration in many forms. Experience the Abel Tasman by hiking, kayaking, boating, on horseback, sailing, or canyoning. Venture off the track and check out the incredible beaches, natural rock pools, waterfalls, and caves. This park is meant to be explored and offers so much more than just a track. It’s accessible yet secluded as local companies have established sustainable transport to get you out further. Spend all day exploring and come back to The Barn for a hot shower, campfire, and a good night’s sleep.

As the Abel Tasman’s closest Neighbor, we’ve had some time to explore it. Ask us for advice and recommendations before heading into the Park or when booking your stay. We’re passionate about this place and want you to make the most of your time here.


Water Taxis run locally out of Marahau, they provide flexibility for doing day walks in or out of the park allowing you to hike certain sections one way and venture further. Travel up to anchorage or head into the north of the park, they offer great options for beach loungers and hikers.

The best way to book this is through our front desk at The Barn where we can recommend trips based on your preferences and weather condition.



There are several fantastic Kayak operators out of Marahau that have an awesome selection of trip available. From Marine Reserve guided trips, Kayak & walking trips to freedom paddles in the local Astrolab, we will be able to find the best trips for you. Just ask us for the best options and best rates when you check in!

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Sailing the beautiful turquoise water and golden beaches of the Abel Tasman creates one of those life time memories. Our personal favourite is to bring along some delicious nibbles and a splash of wine and kick back and take in the views. 

Other Options include walking or kayaking into the park and then cruising back out on the winds. This is an awesome option as you get to explore the forests and/or coast lines in the morning and then sit back and sail home!

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Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls. That’s what canyoning is about! Join one of the exciting, action packed canyoning trips with fun guides and mind blowing scenery. Bookings available from the office. 

Sky diving in the Abel Tasman

Sky Dive

Enjoy New Zealand’s most stupidly scenic skydive experience!

Boasting the country’s most epic scenery, they are the only drop zone in NZ that can show you the mind-blowing views of both islands!

Feel the freedom of flying over turquoise oceans, snow-capped mountains and three national parks – some of the most beautiful scenery on earth is found right at the centre of New Zealand.

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Horse Treking

Marahau has a range of horse trekking options from small pony rides and clydesdale carts for the family or treks for intermediate and advanced riders. 

Lots of options including the beach trips at low tide! A wonderful way to experience Marahau before heading into the Abel Tasman Park

Just ask at the office to make a booking

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like us to help book an awesome Abel Tasman Experience. We can fully book and organise day trip and over night trips in the Abel Tasman.

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