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Mansion House

Mansion House Bay, Auckland, Kawau Island, New Zealand
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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 4 weeks ago
john j
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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 4 weeks ago
NewZealandCarver
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New Zealand
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“copper mine” (7 reviews)
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Mansion House Bay, Auckland, Kawau Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed March 7, 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

Thank Erika L
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Reviewed February 18, 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.

Thank Kobus R
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Reviewed January 21, 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

1  Thank ChrisKiwi
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Reviewed January 20, 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

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

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

1  Thank PamelaAustralia
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Reviewed October 7, 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
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Reviewed May 22, 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
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Reviewed February 28, 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

1  Thank Melanie L
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