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Address: Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island, New Zealand

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Family day out

We went for Mother's Day, the easiest way to book for the boat is to phone them, and if you have hungry children take snacks as they have limited food on the boat. The boat calls... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for Mother's Day, the easiest way to book for the boat is to phone them, and if you have hungry children take snacks as they have limited food on the boat. The boat calls into a few different bays on its way to Mansion house which is nice, once there though the cafe is good for lunch no... More 

Thank mandyr75
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I can highly recommend this trip. We had a voucher for the trip with lunch on the Mail taxi to Kawau Island. The boat trip was comfortable and the skipper informative and I would suggest having the lunch on board as the steak & wine were great as was the extra trip around the bays with the skipper telling us... More 

Thank Melanie L
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I have been coming to Kawau since I was about 5 years old. The Mansion House and gardens are absolutely beautiful. I recommend taking a walk to the copper mine or Ladies Bay.

Thank Georgia N
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We did the mail run to Kawau Island for the day. It departs from Sandspit. A great day out. Mansion house is a must if you like history. Just a small charge of $3 to go through it. There is a cafe on the island which has ok prices. We took a picnic. There are a few walks around the... More 

Thank Michelle S
Auckland, New Zealand
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70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We took our own boat over and anchored in the bay, safe place to stop. We took our own bbq and had a picnic. There are a few picnic tables and also lots of grassy areas, in the sun or the shade. There is also a cafe to eat at if you dont want to take your own food. There... More 

Thank kama_rimmer
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Cafe in the summer, peacocks and natural wild life roaming the grounds. A spectacular bay to visit. Highly recommend going through Mansion House which I was lived in by New Zealand's first Governer General - Sir GEorge Gray.

Thank Phillip B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The visit to Mansion House is part of an interesting days trip to Kawau Island & gives an insight into an important part of early NZ European history . The building has been restored to its former glory , with a large number of early artefacts . It was a pity however that most of the walking tracks were closed... More 

Thank David W
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133 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great day out walking the island and exploring the Mansion house. It is amazing history in the house.... All of this for the price of the ferry.. Barging

Thank Brett H
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Such a beautiful island and so close to Auckland. Some friends and I went over for the day on the Royal Mail Cruise and loved it. Cruise was great and we did a great walk right around the island, looked in the manor house and did lots of swimming, take a picnic for a great day out! Looked like there... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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328 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

A very interesting visit at such a beautiful location- well done to the staff who look after and maintain this treasure

Thank kiwi572014

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