Mansion House, Kawau Island

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Come and enjoy the Mansion House Café Restaurant nestled amongst the trees in the grounds of historic Mansion House reserve where you can sit and over look the former home of Sir Governor Grey – which is now a museum.

Sample some of the delectable items on the menu which cater for everyone – from a delicious home cooked lunch to a Devonshire tea or picnic.

Mansion House Café Restaurant can also cater for large groups such as weddings or Christmas functions.

TRANSPORT: Regular ferries run from Sandspit – The most popular is the Royal Mail Run Cruise that departs from Sandspit at 10.30am everyday and is the largest mail run done by water in the Southern Hemisphere – Make sure you keep a watch out for Gannets, Tuis and even Dolphins!
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  • 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. ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 re...  more »
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  • Mansion House gardens offer a good variety of trees and shaded walks. Cafe offers good food with happy helpful staff. The Mansion could do with a fresh lick of external paint. The Mansion has a varied history and worth a visit on the mail boat.
  • Great day out. Good food which wasn't overpriced despite being the almost the only food place on the island. Definitely worth a trip on a mid summer day.
  • Cost $ 4 per adult. A couple of rooms undergoing refurbishment at the moment. Otherwise fairly sparsely furnished. Each room had a description 'plaque' on the wall. Walking around the three storey house, balconies and the courtyard with 4 storage areas, took about 30 - 40 min, depending on individual interest in details and reading all the plaques. Plenty of history there. Surrounding areas pleasant to walk around and a choice of different walks around the area. There is a small Cafe and toilets close by.
  • Good spot to spend the day. Nice small island with nice sites and things to see. Really would recommend this place
  • Awesome afternoon. What a fun treat for the grandkids.
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