WHENUAKURA ISLAND | DONUT ISLAND

KAYAK TOURS & HIRE

Whenuakura Island, also known as Donut Island or Doughnut Island, is located approximately 600m offshore. Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary is a geographically unique and historically significant site and was once home to the native Tuatara. The unique shape of Donut Island is a result of the ocean continually eroding softer sediment in the centre. This has created a picturesque lagoon accessible via an opening in the rock and giving the island its Donut like shape. Donut Island kayak tours operate daily, all year round.

 

​Please visit Whenuakura Island responsibly:

  • Land access to the island is prohibited, please respect the island's status as a wildlife sanctuary

  • Remain in your kayak when visiting the lagoon

  • Safety equipment must be worn at all times

Beach Access 15, Hinemoa St

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Donut Island Whangamata

DONUT ISLAND FREEDOM HIRE

Explore Whenuakura Island at your own pace. Kayak experience and the ability to swim confidently is essential for freedom hire 

Single Kayak - $40
Double Kayak -  $60
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) - $35

DIFFICULTY

DURATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED

WHAT TO BRING

PLEASE NOTE

2 Hours

Beginner/Intermediate.

(Kayak experience is required)

Life jackets, safety equipment, dry bags, & sunscreen

Sunblock, hat, water, waterproof camera, phone

Trips to Whenuakura Island are condition dependent. Weather and ocean conditions can change suddenly, and your safety is our priority. Trips to Whenuakura can be cancelled at any time. We will reschedule where possible or full refunds will be given.

Donut Island