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. 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.
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 600m off the coast of Whangamata Beach, to 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.
Tours are 9am, 12pm and 3pm daily - weather permitting.