From our beach-side camp we drive a few minutes to the start of a fantastic guided kayak trip (optional extra) along some of the area’s most remote coastline. Launching from a private beach, you paddle alongside craggy red volcanic headlands and inshore islands, through sea caves, and then enjoy lunch on an unspoiled sandy beach. Continue up into the sheltered waters of Whangaroa Harbour, either kayaking into the mangrove forests at the harbour's end or scramble up the short (but impossibly steep!) volcanic conglomerate of Kairara Rock and sit up on top of this most impressive butte and gaze out at the world below. If kayaking is a new challenge for you, we will match you in a double kayak. If you would rather not kayak, chat to your guide about the range of other hiking options, or simply chill out for the day, swimming and eating ice creams at the most agreeable Tauranga Bay. Tonight we 'dine' at the famous Mangonui Wharf Fish Shop en-route to the twin coves campsite, located in the charming Matai Bay. Includes breakfast and lunch.