From NZD $105.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Whangamata, Coromandel Peninsula
  • Product code: donut_guidedkayak



Beginner Level : ✵    |   TIME : 2 HOURS


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 amazing adventure exploring that takes us 600m off the coast of Whangamata Beach, to a secluded turquoise lagoon surrounded by native fauna and volcanic cliff rock.

The experience will start with a detailed safety talk on the beach including the basics on how to paddle on a sit on top kayak. Our experienced guides will help customers with launching and have several stops throughout the paddle covering some of the historical aspects of this beautiful area. While entering the cave paddlers will receive instructions on how to handle the conditions making sure all participants are safe. 

After visiting Whenuakura Island the group will head towards Hauturu Island where a KawaKawa Tea will be shared with the group. This is a great part of the experience as our guides will visit different spots, according the the day`s conditions, pointing out native birds and sea life present in the area including seals during the winter months.

The guided experience is a great way to learn more about the Whangamata Wild Life Sanctuary and learn a bit more about kayaking. For further details call 0212171201 and a staff member will be happy to assist you.

Tours are scheduled for 9am, 12pm and 3pm daily, weather permitting



  • Kayak & Paddle set up on the beach
  • Local Guide
  • Life Jacket
  • Dry Bag
  • Wetsuit
  • KawaKawa Tea


  • No major health issues
  • Medium level of fitness        
  • If you are scared of water or waves please think twice before booking this option as there is a chance of capsizing your kayak
  • Age over 4 years old


  • Sun Block
  • Hat
  • Bottle of water
  • Swimming clothes (Lycra shirt is ideal)


Please meet at our beach reserve on Island View Road, by beach access 14, 10 minutes before the tour. Payment and disclaimer can be done at this location.



Please observe that all tours and hires are weather dependent. 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.



If you are looking to spend the night in Whangamata and are
looking for accommodation check out accommodation options here.