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Coromandel Peninsula Canoe & kayak tours

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Whangamata: Whenuakura Island Guided Experiece

1. Whangamata: Whenuakura Island Guided Experiece

Embark on a short kayaking tour to Whenuakura Island, an area which is beginning to assume iconic status alongside other regional attractions in the Coromandel. The stunning Whenuakura Island, is one of a group of islands off the coast of Whangamata which have wildlife sanctuary status. As Guardians of the islands, this tour encourages you to treat the islands with respect to preserve their future. 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 the experienced team on an adventure that takes you 600m off the coast of Whangamata Beach, to a secluded turquoise lagoon surrounded by native fauna and volcanic cliff rock.

Coromandel Peninsula: Volcanic Coast Kayaking Adventure

2. Coromandel Peninsula: Volcanic Coast Kayaking Adventure

The day begins with a scenic drive from Whitianga to Opito Bay along the breath-taking Blackjack Road. From here, after a brief safety introduction, your adventure begins. Paddle alongside dramatic volcanic coastlines, around offshore islands, and through archways and sea caves. Observe the local wildlife, and enjoy stopping on pristine, isolated beaches. Enjoy the intimacy of traveling by kayak and experience the true beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula up close. Your experienced local guide will share tales of days gone by and teach you about the stunning natural environment that they are lucky enough to call home. The trip will conclude at the little-known Matapaua Bay, an idyllic paradise that has slipped under the radar for years. The van will be waiting to take you back to Whitianga.

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What people are saying about Coromandel Peninsula

Was a nice trip. The cave you paddled into, magical! Unfortunately, one mostly did not understand what the guide says, because of the waves etc. and because he did not speak loud enough. Price performance ratio was ok. Because you only paddled around two islands, into a cave and a short stay on the edge of an island that had nothing special to offer than looking at the country and standing around on the edge of the island. We expected more from the trip, you can do it when you are there. But would rather recommend only renting kayak equipment from the organizer and exploring the cave etc. by kayak alone.

The Whangamata coast is beautiful! The tour was a lot of fun. Our guide was very nice and adapted to our pace and our wishes. It was a great experience and I can only recommend the tour for beginners.

Fabulous adventure even though cloudy skies, the wind cooperated! François was delightful, entertaining, humorous, professional — obviously I can’t say enough. Hang on to him if you can!!

Lovely to paddle in the ocean to a secret lagoon - the whole family had enjoyed the experience! The guides were experienced and friendly

Mauro and Katrina made this a great fun experience .exciting at times . Gave us an interesting tour of the coastline Worth every cent