Motukawanui Island, known locally as Motukawa, is the largest island in the Cavalli group.
The island's varied landscapes include rugged cliffs on the eastern side and some curving sheltered bays on the west.
Motukawanui has had a history of early settlement with 70 identified archaeological sites. The island is free from possums, mustelids and cats, and it is home to a wide variety of native bird species, including the endangered New Zealand dotterel.
There are many lovely beaches around Motukawanui that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling. A track leads you around the island.