Family Kayaking


Kaiteriteri Kayaks operates short trips in the bays and coves surrounding Kaiteriteri Beach. This is by far the most sheltered area of the Abel Tasman. This makes it a perfect kayak base for families or less experienced kayakers. We're the only kayak company in the Abel Tasman to specialise in trips for families and less experienced paddlers.

The coastline that we cover is not only sheltered but also compact. However the area retains all of the features associated with kayaking in the Abel Tasman - as well as the awesome Split Apple Rock!

You paddle a double kayak which an adult controls from the rear. The child sits in the front. We generally require at least one adult per child. With older/stronger children exceptions can be made.

Family Packages

We offer these special fares for TWO CHILDREN UNDER 15 accompanied by TWO ADULTS on specified trips.

Conditions and age limits apply.

Split Apple Classic

Paddle the safest, most sheltered area along the Abel Tasman coastline. See lots of good stuff in a small area including islands, caves, beaches and of course, Split Apple Rock. Loved by families and the cruiser in all of us for the last 18 years. Two hours on the water of guided kayaking. . more >>

  • Price: $250 per family / $60 per additional child

Beaches & Seals

After your morning half day adventure (see half day section), board the Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle water taxi for a 40 minute scenic ride past dozens of beaches before visiting the Tonga Island seal colony and marine reserve. Then walk 1.5 hours from Onetahuti to Bark Bay. Catch the 4:00pm water taxi back to return to Kaiteriteri by 4:45pm. This tour is cruisy but has it all. more >>

  • Price: $450 per family / $99 per additional child