An overnight adventure to Slipper Island

Good friends of ours Meg and G, owners of Tairua restaurant Tairua Beach Club, recently got married, so we gave them an overnight getaway experience on Slipper Island for their wedding present. This is a trip we can put together for anyone wanting a really nice island experience, epic scenery, and and bit of fishing, eating seafood.

We left midday and settled in to our cabins on Slipper Island. Only 15 minutes from Tairua, yet it feels a whole world away, like you’ve arrived somewhere like Fiji!

We packed a few drinks and nibbles on Provider and shot out to the Aldies to grab some dinner! We snuck a few livies down and Meg and G soon had their first ever kingfish! They were stoked!


Time to get a few paua!


We dined well back at Slipper Island base that night on fresh paua (abalone), kingfish sashimi, and kingi and paua fish cakes! Yum!

The next morning we explored the island. The lighthouse walk at Slipper is one of the best short walks I’ve done in New Zealand, with epic views over Crater Bay out to the Aldermen Islands, 360 degree views back to the coast to Tairua, Whangamata, up to the Mercs and out to Mayor island. This is a truly special part of New Zealand every one should check out. Let us know if you are keen to come and take part in a Slipper Island adventure with us soon.