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Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuarylink

Destination Coromandel
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Whangamata is home to one of New Zealand’s most beautiful coastal attractions. For a long time Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary, (often referred to as Donut Island), was a local secret. The pacific treasure is quickly becoming a ‘must do’ New Zealand adventure. Marvel at amazing rock formations as your voice echoes off the cliffs in the cave, then emerge into the small lagoon.

A 2 hour paddle board or kayak tour from the southern end of Whangamata beach will provide historical commentary, ensure safety and protect the land, travellers will need an adequate level of fitness and confidence in the water to complete the return journey.