Mansion House on Kawau Island
Image: Christine Cumiskey | DOC



Take a walk to the remains of the coppermine engine house built in 1854. It was built to pump water from what is believed to be the first underground mining operation in New Zealand.

Walking and tramping

15 mins – 2 hours Easy: Walking track
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.


Kawau Island Historic Reserve
Phone:   +64 9 445 9142
Address:   5 Schoolhouse Bay Road Kawau Island 0920
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