Enjoying the view from Kawau Island
Image: Christine Cumiskey | DOC
Located in the Auckland region
Visit Mansion House and its gardens, and explore remnants of the historic mining sites.
Dogs are not allowed on island reserves in the Bay of Islands and Hauraki Gulf.
The island is easily accessed by private boats, with a choice of safe anchorages in and close to Mansion House Bay.
Water taxis and ferries travel to Kawau Island daily from Sandspit Wharf near Warkworth, about one and a half hour's drive north of Auckland.
Find authorised transport operators to this island.
Dogs and fires (including barbeques) are also prohibited to the low tide mark.
No bicycles. Take your rubbish with you – there are no rubbish bins.
Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park bylaws apply. Activities such as weddings and other events may require a permit.
Cafe: The Mansion House cafe is open 10 am - 4 pm.
During winter the house may be opened by prior arrangement, for groups of 10 or more.
Contact the ranger at least 7 days before you plan to visit:
Phone: +64 9 422 8882
You can also make group bookings online.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Note that there are no eftpos or credit card facilities at Mansion House.
|Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 9 379 6476|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
Shop2, Shed 19, Princes Wharf
137 Princes Wharf
PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
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