Kawau Island, New Zealand
Kawau Island is located in the Hauraki Gulf, 2 km off the north-eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It shelters Kawau Bay to the north-east of Warkworth and is 50 km north of Auckland.
Kawau Island has a subtropical climate and is popular as a weekend getaway and for holiday makers. The island is largely privately owned and offers excellent conditions for fishing and sailing in Kawau Bay. The island itself has no roads or cars and is mostly covered in bush. There are some excellent walks which take you to Maori Pa sites, old copper mines, beaches and native forests.
Things to see and do
* Sea Kayaking
* Historic mansion
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language – English & Maori
Land Area – 40 km²
Population – 300 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64
Port Location – There are jetties located at South Cove and Schoolhouse Bay.
Transport Links – Access to the island is by boat and ferry and water taxis travel daily from Sandspit, near Warkworth. It is about one and a half hour’s drive from Auckland. The nearest airport is located in Auckland.