Kaiteriteri Kayak - Abel Tasman National Park
We are the only kayak company in the Abel Tasman to specialise in family kayak trips. It's simply a fabulous way to explore a stunning environment in peace and tranquility and it makes a fantastic and fun experience for the whole family. We are also the only kayak company to operate from Kaiteriteri Beach – the most sheltered area of the Abel Tasman and a perfect starting point for families and less-experienced kayakers. 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!
Over 50 kilometres of coastline offering dozens of golden sand beaches to visit, while the many coves and lagoons provide plenty of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. Sea kayaking here also opens up a world of sea and bird life encounters with animals such as penguins, seals and dolphins. 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.
Families: 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.
Split Apple Classic (minimum age 8)
Our most popular half-day guided trip to the famous Split Apple Rock. Ideal for families. No experience required and generally paddling calmer seas. Family discount packages available.
Kayak, life jacket, paddle, spray skirt, paddle jacket, dry box for cameras, detailed map, full safety briefing with qualified guide (on guided tours only).
What you need to bring:
Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimsuit, warm top (wool or fleece) wind jacket, change of clothes, camera, any medication.
Other Family Tours
Beach Hire (minimum age 6)
Ideal for first-timers and families. 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.
* Age requirements: 0ne-hour hire may be suitable for children from 6 to 8 years if able to fit a life jacket.
Two to four hour hire, minimum age 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years.
Stand up paddle boards are also available for hire.
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Hours of operation
Summer 7:30am - 7:30pm Winter 8:00am - 6:00pm
Operates everyday except Christmas Day
Special family rates available by phone only – please enquire on 0800 2 KAYAK (conditions and age limits apply).
Freephone: 0800 252 925 or 0800 2 KAYAK