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Historic Beauty

Our group did the Kauwau boat trip from the Sandspit to Kauwau Island on a day that wasn't very... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
johnj965
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Lovely place to visit

This wonderful building (built by Sir George Grey) around 1876 is a great place to visit. The house... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
NewZealandCarver
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New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walk the Island 🌴 to the Mansion House the garden, the wildlife, tour through out Mansion was eye opening to the past a magnificent manor, the trees surrounded are magnificent, you can just sit and look at the views so calming, recommend take the camera...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The place was serene and the old house told a lot of history. The receptionist was really good and friendly

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mynameiskeicee
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Our group did the Kauwau boat trip from the Sandspit to Kauwau Island on a day that wasn't very nice, but we enjoyed it. The boat trip was great. We had chosen the BBQ trip which was served on board. Despite being a bit of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank johnj965
Reviewed 22 April 2018

This wonderful building (built by Sir George Grey) around 1876 is a great place to visit. The house itself is in very good order (although I found that a few of the rooms could have a bit more period furniture in them to really enhance...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NewZealandCarver
Reviewed 7 March 2018

My aim was to visit this house when I came to the island. It has an interesting history, it was first bought by the Govenor of Newzealand in 1862. To view It , costs a mere 4 Dollars for adults and reception is very nice...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Erika L
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is worth a visit. The mansion with all it's furniture and the feeling of history is a very relaxed visit. there is no rush and you can get lost in time.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kobus R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A trip to Kawau Island and Mansion House bay is a highlight of a visit to the east coastal region just north of Auckland. Simply catch the Royal mail cruise ferry from Sandspit (10 minutes drive from Warkworth, 45 minutes drive north of Auckland) and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ChrisKiwi
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

A great day out and there are several options to get to Kawau Island. We went on the Mail Run which gave us about 4 hours on the island. We brought our own picnic, explored the part of the island that was open to public,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kiwigirl341
Reviewed 11 December 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Chris G
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