Trip Options

  • absolute abel tasman option 1
  • absolute abel tasman option 2
  • a great day in the park
  • swingbridge stroll
  • lagoons & swingbridge
  • short walks
  • scenic boat trip
  • dine at the lodge
  • one-way fares
  • other information

Absolute Abel Tasman Option 1

Absolute Abel Tasman Option 1

  • Availability : All year round
  • Trip : Water taxi round trip & walk, Onetahuti to Bark Bay (2hrs)
  • Price: $82pp
  • Take in the amazing views of the coastline by water taxi from Marahau to Totaranui. On the return trip stop at Onetahuti and take a leisurely walk through to Bark Bay where you can chill on the beach before the water taxi pickup back to Marahau.
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Absolute Abel Tasman Option 2

Absolute Abel Tasman Option 2

  • Availability : All year round
  • Trip : Water taxi round trip & walk, Bark Bay to Anchorage (3.5 hours)
  • Price: $82pp
  • Take in the amazing views of the coastline by water taxi from Marahau to Totaranui. On the return trip stop at Bark Bay and enjoy the picturesque Lagoons & Swing Bridge walk through to Anchorage and return again with our water taxi to Marahau.
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a great day in the park

a great day in the park

  • Availability : All year round
  • Trip : 3.5 hour walk, Torrent Bay to Onetahuti
  • Price: $75pp
  • Take in the stunning sights by water taxi from Marahau to Torrent Bay via Split Apple Rock. Walk the most beautiful stretch of the track from Torrent Bay to Onetahuti. Our water taxi will return you along the coast to Marahau.
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swingbridge stroll

  • Availability : All year round
  • Trip : 2.5 walk, Torrent Bay to Bark Bay
  • Price: $72pp
  • Water Taxi to Torrent Bay and enjoy a 2.5 hour walk along one of the most picturesque sections of the Park via the Falls River swingbridge to Bark Bay. Water taxi back to Marahau.
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lagoons & swingbridge

lagoons & swingbridge

  • Availability : All year round
  • Trip : Water taxi and 3.5 hour walk, Bark Bay to Anchorage
  • Price: $72pp
  • Water taxi to Bark Bay and enjoy the lush native bush and the Falls River swingbridge on this beautiful stretch of the coastal trail to Anchorage (3.5 hours). Take in elevated views of tranquil lagoons and golden beaches. Cameras are a must. Water taxi back to Marahau.
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short walks

short walks

  • Availability : All year round
  • Trip : Anchorage to Anchorage
  • Price: $67pp
  • Water taxi to Anchorage and enjoy the 1.5 hours Pitt Head walk via the beautiful Te Pukatea beach, returning to Anchorage for your water taxi pickup. Water taxi and 15 minutes or 1 hour walk.
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scenic boat trip

scenic boat trip

  • Availability : All year round
  • Trip : Water taxi round trip
  • Price: $77pp
  • Sit back and relax. You will see all the beauty of the Abel Tasman coastline on a return trip from Marahau to Totaranui via Spit Apple Rock and the seal Colony. Cameras are a must!
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dine at the lodge

dine at the lodge

  • Availability : All year round
  • Trip : Water taxi and 1 or 3 hour walk, Bark Bay or Onetahuti to Awaroa
  • Price: $82pp
  • An easy day in the Park. Take in the stunning sights from Marahau to Bark Bay or Onetahuti by water taxi. Enjoy an easy walk from Bark Bay (3 hours) or Onetahuti (1 hour) to Awaroa Lodge. Have lunch and relax until the afternoon water taxi returns you to Marahau.
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One-way Fares

Children aged from 5 to 14yrs travel for half price. Children under 5yrs travel for free.

Marahau Water Taxi Map Route

*Summer timetable only
*Winter timetable only

Other Information:

Walk Times Chart

Marahau to Anchorage Hut 3-4 hours 12.4 km 7 1/5 miles
Anchorage Hut to Torrent Bay via low tide route 20 mins 0.9 km 1/2 mile
Anchorage Hut to Torrent Bay via high tide route 1 - 1.5 hours 4 km 2 1/2 miles
Torrent Bay to Bark Bay Hut 2 - 3 hours 7.8 km 4 4/5 miles
Bark Bay Hut to Onetahuti (Big Tonga) 2 - 2.5 hours 6.1 km 3 4/5 miles
Onetahuti (Big Tonga) to Awaroa Hut 1.5 hours 5.3 km 3 1/3 miles
Awaroa Hut to Totaranui 2 - 2.5 hours 5.5 km 3 2/5 miles
Totaranui to Whariwharangi Hut 3 - 3.5 hours 7.5 km 4 2/3 miles

Tidal Crossings

It is essential to check the tide times before planning and booking your trip.

The Abel Tasman National Park’s coastline has several tidal inlets or estuaries making the most direct routes on the Coastal Track passable only at low tide.

Most of these inlets have “high water tracks” making the inlet passable at any time, however the Awaroa inlet does not.

Onetahuti inlet is at the northern end of the beach. A pathway was completed in late 2013 that allows people to cross during all tide conditions.

Awaroa Inlet can only ever be passed 1.5 hours either side of low tide.

For further information and tide tables visit the DOC website.

Weather Update

Please keep up to date with the latest local weather forecast for the Nelson, Motueka & Marahau regions to avoid disappointment.

View the Refund / Cancellation Policy for Marahau Water Taxis.

Please use our quick links to check:

Walk Times Chart -- Tidal Crossings -- DOC Website -- Weather Update