Things to do at Kawau Lodge
Sit back, relax and listen to the native birdsong. Wood pigeons, tuis, fantails, silver eyes frolicking in the Pohutukawa and Puriri trees and flightless, cheeky Wekas can be seen around the bush. At the water’s edge, kingfishers, grey herons, oyster catchers, ducks and gulls forage for food and as dusk falls the calls of the little blue penguins, NZ icon, the “Kiwi” and mooreporks can be heard across the bay.
Enjoy the outdoor seating areas where you can sunbathe, or read a book or magazine from our library. We also have several board games, petanque or a dart board available for your enjoyment.
Kayaks are available for guests to explore the sheltered inlets of North Cove and in settled conditions venture further afield to Bon Accord Harbour, Mansion House and Vivian Bay.
If a walk is the order of the day, there are several walks on Kawau Island. From Kawau Lodge take a short jaunt up through the bush to the ridgeline where you can enjoy a pleasant walk through native forest. There are several other walks on Kawau and your hosts can assist you in the right direction.
The Kawau Boating Club
A piece of the Gulf's maritime history has been given a new lease of life by a group of enterprising boaties ,and Kawau Island residents.
Sandspit Wharf, Warkworth
Kawau Cruises -Warkworth
The fleet of safe, high speed and comfortable Water Taxis are driven by professional skippers who have years of local experience. They operate a water taxi service and regular shuttle service to Kawau Island.
Hauraki Express - Auckland
Hauraki Express are based in Auckland and Sandspit and will travel anywhere to anywhere within the Gulf. They are a family owned and operated business who all share the same love for the sea and in particular the Hauraki Gulf.