Abel Tasman Waka (Maori Canoe) Tours
Abel Tasman Waka (Maori Canoe) Tours

Abel Tasman Waka (Maori Canoe) Tours

For an active and fun way to see the Abel Tasman coastline Waka Abel Tasman is the place to be! The Waka (canoe) is extremely important in Maori history and culture and was the main way of sailing the Pacific Ocean for thousands of years. So by exploring the coast in this way you will have a better understanding of Maori history and New Zealand’s heritage.

Where can I ride a waka (Maori canoe)?

Waka Abel Tasman provide an authentic cultural experience and a great opportunity so see some of New Zealand's coastline in a respectful and fun way!

Waka is an inclusive experience where everyone can feel the joy of working as part of a team. We begin and end all our trips with a blessing (karakia) for protection. You will learn the etiquette (tikanga) associated with waka before becoming familiar with the boat and embarking on our journey (haerenga) where you will see the iconic parts of the Abel Tasman Coast. Join them at Waka Abel Tasman for a unique experience suitable for all ages.

  • Prices
    • Adult $95pp
    • Children 2-14yrs $65
    • Family deal: $270 (2 adults, 2 children)
    • Light refreshment is included
    • (2yr+) are welcome, they even have little paddles.
  • Trip takes approximately 2 hours
  • Check-in time at 9am
  • Finish at 12 noon
  • Booking is required prior to day of departure

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