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Close encounter with wildlife
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service
Your day starts with a bus transfer from the kayaking base in Motueka, followed by a quick water-taxi ride to the northern beach of Onetahuti. From there, you'll paddle by kayak with your guide to Tonga Island and its flourishing seal colony. Appreciate the beauty of these sleek mammals while you observe them from a distance in their natural environment. Tides permitting, explore the spectacular Tonga Arches, and head south to Bark Bay. After lunch (own expense), you have the option to continue kayaking to Anchorage or leave your guide for a 7-mile (12-km) hike to Anchorage, which includes the Falls River swing bridge. Afterward, catch the water taxi back to Marahau and shuttle back to the base in Motueka, where you're free to access the Wi-Fi or a hot shower.
Water-taxi round-trip transfer from Marahau
Round-trip bus transfer from Motueka
Free parking and hot showers at the base in Motueka
Entry/Admission - Tonga Island Marine Reserve
Picnic lunch ($17 per person)
Round-trip bus transfer from central Nelson ($25 per person)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 14 years
Private trips are available on request or for families with children under the age of 14 years