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it was a nice beach with great photogenic scenery. we stopped by for short break while enjoying... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
What a treat!

Paddle boarded out with my sister earlier this month. We didn’t take guide and although not... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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| Off Shore Uninhabited Island, Whangamata, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

it was a nice beach with great photogenic scenery. we stopped by for short break while enjoying the view.

Thank AngelineT67
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Paddle boarded out with my sister earlier this month. We didn’t take guide and although not experienced paddle boarders we had no issues at all. We went early morning and it was lovely. Would be even better on a nice day with the sun shining...More

1  Thank 692philippac
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great activity, it was a beautiful day and the sea was nice and calm. Easy kayak and other than Donut Island kayaking around the islands is lovely. There was a small beach you could stop at. I would love to do this...More

Thank 2000alas
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The island is nicknamed Donut Island, and certainly well worth a trip out to see this magical place. The day we went was very overcast and a little rough (was the last trip out for the next 4 days due to the wheather). We went...More

1  Thank DonnaT2237
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Hired a double Kayak from the Estuary store and went out with my partner. Awesome kayak out to the Island and even better once you're in there. I've been a few times before and even tho you are no longer allowed to exit your kayak,...More

1  Thank JamesNZL
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Didn't even know this place existed, well worth the paddle out. Hired tandem canoes from a place that works from end of Island View Road as this was the closest. Once inside the Island it is amazing. My daughter thought it was the highlight of...More

Thank TC-Auck
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt the best place to visit in whangamata. We had been told by a friend that this was a favourite place In new Zealand and amazingly it lived up to the expectations. The island is nicknamed donut island. Kayak to the cave that...More

1  Thank zaphroit
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Most unexpectedly beautiful. To kayak in there and see that - it is described to you but seeing it is believing...

Thank juliecI5742RE
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I rented a kayak and spent an hour and half kayaking the estuary and out to Donut Island. What was unique is the kayaking through a cave into a beautiful little peace of heaven. The sun shining through the into the hole...More

Thank pjr1531
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

A bit of an effort to kayak out to, but it's completely worth it once you get there. No other place like it. If you're in Whangamata then this is a must do.

Thank callanadams
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18 May 2017|
Response from JamesNZL |
Nope, Whenuakura Island is just to the right of Clarke Island.