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I had an amazing experience sea kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park thanks to the small family run R&R Kayaks ( @rrkayaks_abeltasman ). We went on their Earth, Sea, Sail trip which incorporated a hike, kayaking and then turning the kayaks into a sailboat using a large sail.
The day started with an 8km self-guided hike from Torrent Bay to Bark Bay. This hike was very scenic, with the trees parting to amazing views and tracks down to deserted beaches. There was plenty of time to take a quick dip before setting off walking again.
At Barks Bay, we headed off in the Sea Kayaks, along the granite coast listening to tales and facts about the area. We saw penguins, a stingray and headed into lagoons and rivers.
The true highlight of the trip was for me, visiting the seal colony island. To be respectful for the resting seals, you are restricted by how close you can get however some playful seals swam very near to the kayaks and you were easily about to view the basking seals on the rocks and many young pups.
If you are in the area of Abel Tasman, North of New Zealand's South Island then I recommend taking this trip. R&R Kayaks are truly "a small company with a big heart". You can read about my experience here: http://walkaboutwanderer.com/rr-kayaks-tour-kayak-abel-tasman
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