Mansion House on Kawau Island
Image: Christine Cumiskey | DOC


Take a walk to Ladys Bay, Two House Bay or to view the historic coppermine enginehouse.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

10 - 25 min way one Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

  • Pest free
    Protect our wildlife
    • Check - your gear for pests, eg. rodents, insects, skinks
    • Clean - footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds
    • Seal - ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)

    See island biosecurity requirements.

About this track


On the Coppermine track.
Family enjoying a walk on the Coppermine track, Kawau Island

Ladys Bay

Time: Mansion House to Ladys Bay 10 min one way

A short stroll to a sandy beach, accessible mid to low tide only, once a swimming spot for 'ladies only'. Follow the central path up Mansion House Valley and take the signposted track to Ladys Bay.

Two House Bay

Time: Mansion House to Two House Bay 15 min one way

This bay once had two cottages, built during the 1960s for Sir George Grey's estate manager and shepherd. One of the cottages remains today in modified form and is now the ranger's residence. Please note this track is steep.

Boat arriving at the Mansion House Bay wharf, Kawau Island.
Boat arriving at the historic Mansion House Bay wharf, Kawau Island

Ladys Bay/Momona Point

Time: Ladys Bay to Momona Point 20 min one way 

A short walk one way, originally used by guests of Sir George Grey, beginning at Ladys Bay. The track leads to the end of a promontory with a good view of the mainland.

Coppermine Lookout

Time: Mansion House to lookout 25 min one way

An easy stroll to the lookout, a cleared grassy area which provides good views of the coppermine enginehouse remains, and a panorama which takes in Beehive. Moturekareka, Motuketekete, Motuora and other Gulf islands.

Take the track from Mansion House to Ladys Bay and continue along the gradually climbing path to reach the Lookout. The track passes through mature pine trees established during Sir George Grey's ownership of the island. The Redwood Track provides an alternative return to Mansion House.

Know before you go

  • Track times are indicative only.
  • Ensure you have plenty of time to complete your walk and catch the ferry.


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