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Mansion House

Mansion House Bay, Auckland, Kawau Island, New Zealand
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Absolutely beautiful !!

Amazing historic home with Views to die for. Beautiful gardens and well worth looking through the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
A disappointing non-starter

It looks great from the outside and is in a beautiful location... but despite us visiting in the... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Chris G
Auckland, New Zealand
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“sir george” (4 reviews)
“copper mine” (6 reviews)
“boat trip” (4 reviews)
Mansion House Bay, Auckland, Kawau Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Amazing historic home with Views to die for. Beautiful gardens and well worth looking through the Mansion.

Thank PamelaAustralia
Reviewed 8 October 2017

It looks great from the outside and is in a beautiful location... but despite us visiting in the 'open' season the Mansion was inexplicably closed (without any signs on the door explaining why) and our calls to the listed number went unanswered! It didn't help...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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...More

Thank mandyr75
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...More

Thank Melanie L
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
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Michelle S
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...More

Thank kama_rimmer
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
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 6 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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