Best of Both Worlds
Availability: Oct - Apr
Summer Departure(s): 8:30am
Trip duration: Full Day
Activity level: Challenging
Ideal for: Combining a walk and kayak in the middle of the Park
Kayak info: Onetahuti to Bark Bay
Cruise info: Marahau to Onetahuti: 1 hr 15 min. Bark Bay to Marahau: 1 hr.
Walk info: Bark Bay to Anchorage

Best of Both Worlds

From $220

Travel by water taxi to Onetahuti in the morning. Paddle with your guide through the Tonga Island Marine Reserve as you travel south to Bark Bay. Eat your lunch on the beach at Bark Bay before walking south, across the Falls River Swingbridge and through Torrent Bay to Anchorage. Catch the last water taxi of the day from Anchorage back to Marahau.

We run a daily shuttle bus to Marahau from Nelson and Motueka.  If you don’t have your own transport please give us a call on 0800 80 80 18 to add bus transfers to your booking.

  • Minimum age 14 years

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 1 day kayak hire
  • Water taxi transfers for you and your kayak
  • Add optional lunch for $15.


  • Water taxi from Marahau to Onetahuti
  • Kayak from Onetahuti to Bark Bay
  • Walk from Bark Bay to Anchorage
  • Water taxi from Anchorage to Marahau

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latest news!

Freedom Kayak Trips: All freedom kayak trips are operating as of now.
Guided Kayak Trips: All guided kayak trips will be operating from the 1st of Oct 2020.

From now until the 30th Sept 2020 we will not be operating guided kayak trips due to current covid-19 operational conditions with the exception of the Fantasy Island guided kayak trip.

our bus services are temporarily suspended until the 1st of november 2020