SUP Away - Te Tauihu

East Coast Paddler are proud to present...

SUP Away - Te Tauihu

 (Tasman to Marlborough)

This is a unique opportunity to join us on a SUP focused trip to Te Tauihu o Te Waka A Maui, otherwise known as the area from Abel Tasman to Picton at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.

Spend 9-10 delicious days with us meeting locals, experiencing ample time on the ocean and immersing in the environment. 

Accompanied by our experienced and qualified guide, this exclusive trip is tailored to the adventurous stand up paddler.

"WAKA TE TASMAN" Waka Ama Race 

You will be encouraged to partake in this amazing waka ama race. We are entering a 6-person novice crew of SUP Away - Te Tauihu guests. Don't worry if you are a beginner, as we will be hosting some training sessions from Mt Maunganui, or will link you with a waka ama club in your area. We also get to see and experience the race course beforehand. More info on this to come with registration. 



Wednesday 11 Nov
- Arrival into Nelson Airport. 
- Travel to our first location, Little Kaiteriteri
- Settle into accommodation
Thursday 12 Nov
- Paddle the Tasman area by waka ama with Waka Abel Tasman.
Friday 13 Nov
- Sea shuttle to Tonga Island with SUPs. 
- 3pm-7pm Singles/doubles races for Waka Te Tasman for anyone who wants to attend. 
Saturday 14 Nov
- Waka Te Tasman novice race for those participating. 
- Prizegiving and dinner for Waka Te Tasman race. 
- Otherwise free day in Kaiteriteri
Sunday 15 Nov
- Abel Tasman, Golden Bay road trip with SUPs. 
Monday 16 Nov 
- Depart to second location, Picton
- Stop in Nelson, paddle Maitai River with Moana NZ SUP
Tuesday 17 Nov 
- Free day in Picton. 
- SUP exploration from accommodation 
Wednesday 18 Nov 
- Sea shuttle to Endeavour Inlet with SUPs
- SUP, hike
Thursday 19 Nov
- Free day in Picton, departures from Blenheim Airport
Friday 20 Nov 
- Final departures from Blenheim Airport 


$1690 for Mauao SUP Club members
$1825 for non-members
Plus credit card fees. (You don't have to pay by credit card). 


👉🏽 All road transport in Sth Island for people and boards. 
👉🏽 Accommodation - 5 nights in Kaiteriteri, 3 nights in Picton
👉🏽 Any SUP equipment needed, including board. 
👉🏽 Waka Abel Tasman experience. 
👉🏽 Waka hire and race entry for Waka Te Tasman novice race. 
👉🏽 Dinner for all at Waka Te Tasman prize-giving. 
👉🏽 Return sea shuttle to Tonga Island. 
👉🏽 Guided SUP tour in Nelson with Moana NZ SUP. 
👉🏽 Return sea shuttle to Endeavour Inlet. 
👉🏽 T-shirt. 
👉🏽 Flight transfers for paddles and other equipment. 
👉🏽 All health and safety covered for the entire trip. 
👉🏽 Qualified SUP and hiking guide, licensed passenger driver, Certified NZ SUP school. 


👈🏽 Flights 
👈🏽 Food, unless stipulated 
👈🏽 Extra baggage needed for inflatable SUP
👈🏽 Thurs 19 Nov extra night accommodation 

Things to note:

☝🏽 We are taking inflatable SUPs. This requires an extra baggage added to your flight.
☝🏽 We can provide all SUP equipment needed, or you can choose to bring your own. 
☝🏽 Food costs will be mostly shared with collective grocery shopping to cut costs, with additional eat-out times scheduled. 
☝🏽 We have shared accommodation, meaning shared facilities amongst ourselves, and possibly shared rooms with other participants.
☝🏽 More detailed information will be delivered upon registration, but these are the important issues that will affect additional expenses as listed in "Exclusions".