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Mansion House

Originally built during the 1840s for the manager of the Kawau copper mines, Mansion House was enlarged between 1865 and 1868 as the island home of Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand. The house is set in a unique historic reserve on the foreshore of Mansion House Bay, which features a range of exotic trees, including many planted by Grey.

The house has been furnished as a house museum of the Victorian era.

Collection Type
Historic Site


Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 910, Warkworth
Telephone number icon64-9-422 8882
Web address iconhttp://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/auckland/hauraki-gulf-islands/kawau-island-historic-reserve/


Visitor Information
Physical address iconKawau Island Historic Reserve, Kawau Island, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconWinter Hours Monday-Friday 12 noon - 2pm Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 3.30pm
Charges iconAdult $4 Child $2


Facilities
Cafe



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