Living your best life purposefully and connected, with a growth mindset and a reason sounds good doesn’t it?

And how do you do this? By exploring new ideas, seeing opportunities and sharpening our skills. By being curious and seeking out new experiences, cultivating curiosity, strengthening relationships and feeling close to and valued by others… all these things give a sense of purpose and self-worth from which you are able to give to others from your overflow.

Pakari’s Ora programme is a 3  to 5 day journey through the Abel Tasman National Park where you take your body over the ocean via kayak, down canyons in wetsuits, and along coastal trails on foot.  An amazing and beautiful adventure but this is not the primary purpose.  Throughout the trip, your introduced to non-confrontational techniques that enable you to unwind and enjoy every moment of the experience, present time. This is the purpose of Ora.  Learn experientially to relax and just be, and when finished carry this forward into your adventure of this life.

Come away empowered with a toolkit of techniques to self-determinedly take charge of your life, accessing these states wherever and whenever you choose.  Wellbeing is the key to overflow, a state in which you are the giver. Achieve this by connecting, by understanding what inspires you drives you, by growing through the grind.


Ora outcomes

  • Understand how to be at rest
  • Tools to leave work stress at work
  • Greater self-awareness
  • More intentional
  • Understand your ‘triggers’
  • Happier and healthier
  • Carry no stress around with you
  • Practical framework and simple tools to direct your own life
  • Mindful of internal and external stressors
  • Greater ability to understand emotions and feelings


From $2500


3 - 5 Days

  • Food: Fully catered
  • Water Taxi: One water taxi cruise

Trip Map

  • 3 Day Classic Map - Abel Tasman Kayaks


  • Day 1

    Focus: Alignment
    Meet and greet group, includes briefing of the weeks activities. Platform laying for the culture needed to succeed. Introduction to the Seven Strands tool kit that underpins the entire Pakari journey and a preview of its application and how it is interwoven through all aspects of the experience.
  • Day 2

    Focus: Intention / Mindfulness
    Starting at our Abel Tasman Kayaks base in Marahau we cover safety training and familiarisation with our expedition kayaks, our primary mode of movement for the week. We then start our day one journey through to Anchorage Beach.
    Evening activities and dinner around the campfire.
  • Day 3

    Focus: Gratitude
    Venture up into the interior of the park with Abel Tasman Canyons. This is a day of awe and wonder, of moving outside our comfort zone, and of re-discovering the pure joy of fun and play. Back to Anchorage for our second night for evening activities and dinner around the campfire.
  • Day 4

    Focus: Reflection
    This is a day of movement, by kayak, on foot and in our own personal journey. We head toward the more secluded northern section of the park, taking in the utter magic of the famous Abel Tasman coastline. This is a transition point where we start to look forward, and putting our learnings toward the future. Evening activities and dinner around the campfire.
  • Day 5

    Focus: Transference
    The final quest. We launch our kayaks into the sunrise and head north on our final kayak journey through to Totaranui. The boat ride back along the coastline gives time to retrace our movements of the week, and reflect on quietly on our personal learnings before we arrive back at our Marahau accommodation for our celebration dinner. We debrief together before our final session where we take our learnings, transferring them into an active plan to use in our daily lives. This is where the real fun starts.


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  • “The pakari experience was one of the best weeks of my life. I have come closer to people in the last 5 days than I have over the last two years. I often found myself on the beach alone, looking at the views and just breathing.”

    Issac June 21