Kaiteriteri Things to Do
Kaiteriteri Boat Charters offer exclusive cruises sailing from Kaiteriteri to a number of fantastic locations along the Abel Tasman coastline. Full day charters, half day charters, fishing charters, sundowner charters, out of hours taxi services day or night! Jim and Terri Everett really look after you and make you feel as if you own the boat. A...more
There are many companies in and around Kaiteriteri and Marahua who will facilitate a guided tour or even assist with freedom kayaking. Kahu Kayaks consistently receive top reviews from travellers all over the world. Other well regarded companies include The Sea Kayak Company, Abel Tasman Kayaks and Kaiteriteri Kayaks.Most companies offer half-day...more
Split Apple Rock is standard on the itinerary for most cruises from Kaiteriteri or Marahau. However, you can view Split Apple Rock from the comfort and relative privacy of the beach. Driving along the Sandy Bay-Marahau Rd from Kaiteriteri, turn right into Tokongawa Drive, at the first split (with Lady Barkly) turn right to stay on Tokongawa, stay...more
AA New Zealand rates Kaiteriteri as the country's 2nd best beach. Sheltered between headlands and boasting a few rock islands for decoration, Kaiteriteri beach is a hive of summer activity with water sports and sunbathing at the top of the list of things-to-do. The beach has wide swathes of golden sand fringed by convenient parking along...more
The Beached Whale: Surprisingly good!
With it's rather silly cartoonish signpost and it's position right next to the camping site, we didn't expect the world from this place...
Well, we were wrong!
Don't get me wrong, this is not michelin material, but the food they served was certainly some they could be proud of. Lovely, tender steaks, huge, fresh seafood plates, delicious desserts... All at a moderate price, especially considering the location (beautiful Kaiteriteri!) and lack of competition - we have a winner!
Favorite Dish: Can't remember any specific course, but all the ones we tried were good, so just pick what sounds best...!
The Ultimate Abel Tasman Day Trip
If you want an unforgettable experience cruising the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park coastline, book yourself onto the Best Abel Tasman Day Trip with Rod Stuart’s Abel Tasman Charters.
Departing at about 10am from Stephens Bay a short drive from Kaiteriteri, the power catamaran Taranui takes you past Kaiteriteri, Split Apple Rock, Marahau, Adele Island, and crystalline coves, towards the Tonga Island seal colony. A delicious lunch is served at scenic spots such as Onetahuti beach or Shag Harbour.
Rod with 35 years of experience in the Abel Tasman is a treasure trove of information on the area’s history and geology. He is also very adaptable and will modify his itinerary to cater to the interests of those on board. During our cruise, my wife and I kayaked from Shag Harbour to Onetahuti beach, tramped from Anchorage to Te Pukatea, and snorkeled in the crystal-clear water. Absolute heaven!
Rod ensures optimal service and enjoyment by keeping passengers to a minimum. We were joined by two lovely couples, from the US and the Netherlands, and had a wonderful time together. We returned in the late afternoon, which ended our single most enjoyable day throughout our trip to New Zealand’s south island. Full marks to Rod and Abel Tasman Charters!Related to:
- National/State Park
- Sailing and Boating
Kaiteriteri Off The Beaten Path
Te Pukatea is typical of the many scenic bays dotting the Abel Tasman National Park coastline. Glorious unspoilt golden beaches, lush vegetation covered in ferns, and the postcard perfect water...The tramp from Achorage to Te Pukatea (or in reverse) is one of the favourite walks in the Abel Tasman and easily completed in about an hour.Whether...more
Onetahuti Beach is paradisiacal! Long stretches of idyllic golden sand soothed by the lapping lapis lazuli of Tonga Bay…One of Abel Tasman National Park’s premier beaches, it is only accessible on foot or via water transport. It falls within a Marine Protected Area, which means fishing and removal of any resources are strictly prohibited.Onetahuti...more
Shag Harbour is a wonderfully scenic seal rookery hidden in a cove to the north of Onetahuti beach in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Gliding through the crystal clear water on a bright orange kayak with emerald green vegetation clinging to rocky outcrops is what travel brochures lust after - Shag Harbour is the real thing!To reach, kayak...more