Activities in Abel Tasman National Park

Marahau offers many local activities. You can go hiking or kayaking at the famous Abel Tasman National Park, do yoga or take a bus to nearby attractions.

Water Taxi

Abel Tasman AquaTaxi provides water taxi trips, sea shuttle services and scenic cruises in the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand. AquaTaxi gets you closer to those out-of-the-way spots along the Abel Tasman coastline.





You’re more than welcome to leave your luggage with us during your trek.

The Marahau entrance to the breathtaking Abel Tasman National Park is at our doorstep and both single and multi-day treks are very popular. A water taxi service can bring you to different places along the trek. Go to for bookings and times.

If you choose to go for a multi-day trek, we recommend you to book accommodation in the park beforehand.

You may check here for availability of huts and other facilities in the park.





Stunning kayaking trips are available out of Marahau into the Sandy Bay and beyond.

Abel Tasman Kayaks offers a diverse portfolio of guided half day, full day and multi-day kayak trips, showing you the best of the Abel Tasman.
For adventurers seeking independence and flexibility Abel Tasman Kayaks Freedom Rentals offer you the option to do it your way.





Sailing Adventures lets you explore the beauty and sights of the Abel Tasman National Park on a comfortable sailing catamaran.

The sound and feeling is somewhat indescribable and truly amazing when the sails raise, inflate, and send you cruising over the gorgeous waters of the Abel Tasman National Park.





Abel Tasman Yoga is an intimate yoga studio just meters from the entrance to New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park where you will find a purpose built, well equipped Yoga Studio.




Eating out

The Park Cafe Marahau is the last stop before Abel Tasman National Park. Enjoy an high quality dishes, woodfired pizzas (available from mid of December until end of March) a wide selection of fresh baking, delicious coffee and talented musicians playing on a stage at “Open Mic Night” every Thursday evening.

Hooked is a waterfront cafe with a sun-drenched beer garden, and stunning ocean views. It is located at the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.




Getting there

Bus to nearby attractions

A robust bus network connects Marahau with many of the areas surrounding Abel Tasman National Park as well as other towns and cities along the northern coast. Two popular options are: