Marine Reserve

From NZD $15

Location: Abel Tasman National Park
Booking Details:

If transport required from Nelson or Motueka please ensure you add this to the clients voucher. 

Need to be 12+. Ratio 1:1 adult to child for those aged 12 - 18 years.

No prior experience required

What to bring:

Day Trips: T-shirt, shorts, sunhat, sunglasses, warm top, (wool/fleece), sandals, swimsuit and towel, medication, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle and walking shoes (if walking).

Showcases: Seal Colony and habitat, blue penguins, granite headlands, Maori stories and legends.

Kayak: Onetahuti – Anchorage.



Water taxi north to the golden expanse of Onetahuti beach to discover New Zealand fur seals Kekeno and little blue penguins at Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Kekeno are extremely good swimmers watch them in their natural environment on Tonga Island. Paddle south with the breeze, exploring sculptured granite headlands, tranquil lagoons and everything that’s special about the heart of the Abel Tasman. Your guide has many stories of Maori and European settlers, and the natural history of this picturesque area. Return to Marahau by water taxi.

Departures & Pickups

Bus Transfer from Nelson $30 return, $15 return from Motueka

Lunch included. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.


Departures & Pickups

8.30am (1 Oct - 30 Apr) except Christmas Day


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