Kawau Island is one of the larger islands that make up the Hauraki Gulf and can be found 8kms (30 minutes) off the coast. All this just 45 km north of Auckland.
The climate is sub-tropical with majority of the Island covered in bush, mainly Kanuka, Manuka and Pohutukawa but there are also excellent stands of Puriri and Kauri.
The Island covers an area of approximately 5000 acres, is 8km by 5km at its longest axes.
In 1862 the Island was purchased by one of New Zealand's first governors, Sir George Grey, as a private residence.
The Kawau Island Historic Reserve was created to protect Sir George’s historic stately home in Mansion House Bay, which is open for viewing.
Peaceful walking tracks lead through native forest to beach