Whenuakura - Donut - Island Kayak tour

Whenuakura Island, or Donut Island to the locals, is beginning to assume iconic status alongside other regional attractions in the Coromandel. A short paddle-board or kayak to Donut Island will be rewarded with scenes that inspire the imagination.

  • 8 per guide
  • 2 hours
  • per personNZD $90


  • Certified kayak instructors
  • Whenuakura Island
  • Hauturu Island
  • Kawakawa tea break
The stunning Whenuakura Island, is one of a group of island off the coast of Whangamata which have wildlife sanctuary status. As Guardians of the islands our tours encourage you to treat the islands with respect to preserve their future.

All tours are condition dependent, and will one take place under safe conditions. We thank you in advance for understanding.

Whangamata is home to the beautiful Whenuakura Island (also known as Donut Island). Because of the island’s geography, access is limited due to swell and wind conditions, and only kayaks or paddleboards can squeeze through the narrow entrance. The island is a wildlife sanctuary and opens up into a beautiful lagoon which is rather out of this world.

Join one of our experienced team on an adventure that takes us around the Wild Life Sanctuary of Whangamata Islands into a secluded turquoise lagoon surrounded by native fauna and volcanic cliff rock.

A castaway or pirate would feel at home in the secluded serenity of Whenuakura Island.


Difficulty: easy to intermediate


We meet at the SURFSUP trailer at the end of Island View Road (beach access 14), 15 minutes before the tour. After payment and disclaimer are done, we will give you your gear and the tour will start! 



Please observe that all tours and hires are weather dependent.  As conditions can change on daily and even hourly basis, we request all customers to call before hand to confirm their bookings. We are not responsible for any inconvenience if tours have to be cancelled last minute due to weather conditions.

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