Kawau Island the jewel in the Hauraki Gulf
Spend some time on Kawau Island:· Walk through the Mansion House and learn all about Sir George Governor Grey ($4 entry fee)
Te Haupa (Saddle Island) is at the mouth of the Mahurangi Harbour. It is best accessed on the western side. Shearwaters nest in burrows and care should be taken when walking inland. Moturekareka is known for the remains of the Rewa which was the largest New Zealand-registered sailing ship. Its hulk was towed to the island and sunk as a breakwater, which is now popular with divers and snorkelers.
Motutara adjoins Moturekareka and has the remains of an old wharf. It is named after the white fronted terns or kahawai birds common in the area. Motuketekete, also in Kawau Bay, is privately owned. Beehive Island, near Kawau, can be walked around in a few minutes. Oyster catchers, shore plovers, shags and gulls can be seen on the beach. The Mayne Islands comprise Rabbit Island, which is privately owned, and Takangaroa Island, a wildlife sanctuary.
***CLOSED 5th June 17 - 11th October 17 *** A piece of maritime history has been given a new lease of life by a group of enterprising yachties and Kawau Island residents. The Kaw..more..
Super Cruise - Royal Mail Run and the Mansion House Cruise departs from the Sandspit wharf daily at 10.30am. - The Royal Mail Run is a delightfully relaxing way for you to have..more..
Mansion House is a splendid historic house, fully restored, and welcomes you into the turquoise waters of Mansion House Bay. Landscaped gardens that are over 150 years old provide q..more..
Norma Jean Charters can offer you a half day or a full day to experience for either a sightseeing cruise, Island experience or fishing. All cruises depart from Sandspit Wharf. K..more..
Kawau Island Beach House is a unique luxury lodge nestled on the edge of the crystal clear waters of Vivian Bay, Kawau Island. We offer boutique beachfront, courtyard and bush ..more..