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Whangamata: Whenuakura Island Guided Experiece

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Whangamata: Whenuakura Island Guided Experiece

From US$ 53.99 per person

Experience the excitement of kayaking in an island wildlife sanctuary on this 2 hour tour from Whangamata. Take in beautiful landscapes, explore the lagoon, its inlets surrounded by native fauna and volcanic cliff rock.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Explore the beautiful lagoon, dramatic coastlines, and volcanic formations
  • Kayak from the Whangamata beach to Whenuakura Island
  • Discover the serenity of a wildlife sanctuary with its diverse flora and fauna
  • Marvel at the volcanic rock formations that date back thousands of years
  • Go for a swim whenever you please
Full description
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.
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Local guide
  • Life jacket
  • Dry bag
  • Wetsuit
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

100 Pipi Rd, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Please bring along a swimsuit, beach towel, sunscreen, a change of clothes, and beach sandals
  • All tours are conducted in English
  • In the case of the local tour provider canceling due to the weather, an alternative date or alternative activity will be sought; if this isn't possible, the total cost of the tour will be refunded
  • Please advise of any existing health problems
  • All tours are weather dependent; conditions can change on a daily and even hourly basis; if unsure, please call to confirm prior to arrival
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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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.

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November 25, 2019

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.

January 28, 2020

March 21, 2020

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