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Experience of the Week: Beaches, Bays & Seals Kayak Trip with Wilsons Abel Tasman

An Abel Tasman kayak trip along, arguably, the South Island’s most picturesque coastline bordering Abel Tasman National Park with Wilsons.

Kayaking the national park with Wilsons Abel Tasman

An Abel Tasman kayak trip along, arguably, the South Island’s most picturesque coastline bordering Abel Tasman National Park with Wilsons.

What is the Experience?

This Wilsons Abel Tasman kayak trip is a trip into a paradise of glittering golden sand and crystal clear waters in Abel Tasman National Park, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island.

With bay after bay to explore, you will get to feel the freedom and serenity that makes the Abel Tasman such a unique and special place.

Haven’t been on a kayak before? No worries. On the shores of the charming Torrent Bay Lodge, your friendly guide will give you a full run down, so you will get the feel of your kayak before heading out.

You will travel around Abel Tasman National Park’s stunning coastline, stopping at a secluded golden cove for lunch. At the end of your kayak feel the sand between your toes and take the walk around Torrent Bay or jump in the inviting water for a soothing swim.

The best part of your trip will be watching the mischief at the seal colony on Pinnacle Island. Also make sure to look out for the incredible marine life along the way an essential part of the Abel Tasman scenery. A Stunning experience you won’t forget.

Marnie wildlife in abundance in the Abel Tasman

Where is it located?

The tour starts outside Torrent Bay Lodge, Motueka you have the option to meet your guide there or take the cruise across from Kaiteriteri. The office is located on 409 High Street, Motueka -- just minutes from the national park, a 50-minute drive from Nelson or a 20-minute drive from Kaiteriteri.

Who would enjoy this?

This can be enjoyed by families, couples and friends as kayaking is easy to learn and very little skill or strength is required. Just about anyone can take in the beautiful scenery around you and explore the beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park.

Interesting Fact?

In 1942 Abel Tasman National Park was named after its discover Abel Tasman who was the first European explorer to sight New Zealand 300 years before in 1642. The National Park is also the smallest in New Zealand but without doubt full of relaxation and adventure.