Open Season


Kaiteriteri Kayaks operates trips throughout the year. During the colder months of the year we run a limited range of trips. Our reservations team is still around so you can contact us anytime to discuss your booking!

Summer 2013-2014

October 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Current season

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.

Royale with Cheese

A trip with all the trimmings. We start with a Water Taxi ride to Bark Bay beach and then head south in our kayaks, finishing at Kaiteriteri by late afternoon. Packed with highlights!

Big Tonga Magical Marine Reserve

This ultimate one day experience begins with a scenic Water Taxi ride into the centre of Tonga Island Marine Reserve where we begin our kayaking from Onetahuti Beach.

Beaches & Seals

After your morning half-day adventure (see half-day section), board the Water Taxi for a 40 minute scenic ride past dozens of beaches before visiting the Tonga Island seal colony and marine reserve. Then walk 2 hours from Onetahuti to Medlands beach. Catch the 3:15pm or 4:20pm Water Taxi back, returning to Kaiteriteri.This tour is cruisy but has it all.

Royale with Cheese + North Walk

For those who enjoy getting amongst it. Be ready to get your feet wet and enjoy the adventure. This is the most remote part of the coastal track and is full of little scenic gems. We have a choice of two Water Taxi drop off options for your walk to Bark Bay: Awaroa (3hrs), Totaranui (tide permitting 4.5hrs).

Royale with Cheese + South Walk

After a short Water Taxi ride, your four hour walk starts from Anchorage, one of the Abel Tasman’s most glorious beaches. Walk past Torrent Bay lagoon, as you continue walking to Bark Bay.

Big Tonga Magical Marine Reserve Overnighter

Water Taxi into the heart of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Kayak and discover the Tonga Island Seal Colony, Shag Harbour, Falls River Lagoon amongst other highlights. On the second day enjoy a leisurely pace as you explore the park by land.


We provide ultra stable double or single kayaks so you can explore the coves, islands and lagoons all found within the shelter of the bay. New Zealand fur seals reside on one of the nearby islands from April - November.

Original Big Day Out

Kayak more. Sail more! Explore the great beaches and islands in the Astrolabe area within the Abel Tasman National Park. PLUS check out coastlines that no other day trip gets to see, including caves, islands and Split Apple Rock.

Winter 2014

May 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014