Mansion House on Kawau Island
Image: Christine Cumiskey | DOC


Kawau Island Historic Reserve makes up 10% of the islands area. The reserve includes the historic Mansion House, gardens and tracks open to the public.


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Dogs are not allowed on island reserves in the Bay of Islands and Hauraki Gulf.


Find things to do and places to stay Kawau Island Historic Reserve

Surrounding the house and extending up the valley are exotic gardens established by Sir George Grey. The gardens make a perfect place to relax with a picnic.

Check you are pest-free

Check, clean, and seal your gear to ensure you don't bring pests, soil, and seeds.

See island biosecurity requirements.


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Address:   No physical address
Contact via email or phone
Postal Address:   PO Box 32268
Auckland 0743
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