Waka Abel Tasman

Waka trips from Kaiteriteri beach,the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. A truly unique cultural experience for all ages.


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Waka - a truly unique experience. Waka (Māori canoes) are the living expression of a people who sailed the Pacific Ocean for thousands of years. As the only form of transport across oceans and waterways, waka were vital for travel and trade. By paddling in our double-hulled (waka tuarua) or single-hulled outrigger canoes (waka ama), you share in New Zealand's treasured heritage. 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 ). Come join us for a truly unique cultural experience.

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Physical address

Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $95.00
(14 year(s) and under)

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Proximity to coach terminal:
500 metres
Proximity to town:
At Kaiteriteri

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Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 4pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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