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Kawau Cruises

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1454 Sandspit Rd | Sandspit Wharf, Warkworth, Auckland 0982, New Zealand
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Good day out

We bought the grab one offer and glad we paid that price and not more. Its a lovely surrounding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
laurenbeeforth
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Auckland, New Zealand
Wonderful trip

Kawau cruises have a number of different options. We chose the Royal Mail Run leaving at 10.30am... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
NewZealandCarver
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New Zealand
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Escape for a day to beautiful Kawau Island, home to a pristine wildlife reserve surrounded by the calm clear waters of the Hauraki Gulf. Kawau Island Super Cruise takes you from Sandspit, just a short drive North of Auckland city, to follow the Royal Mail delivery route around Kawau - the longest mail run by watercraft in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the perfect way to take in the Island's many stunning bays and gain insight into what life is like for the 70 or so permanent residents who call the road-less Island home. Learn about the history of the Island and take in amazing views while your experienced skipper points out significant landmarks and sights of interest. Watch Gannets and other seabirds on the hunt for their lunch. Don't forget to keep a close eye out for Dolphins, Penguins and other interesting sea creatures that might show up for a visit. Arriving ashore at Mansion House Bay there is plenty of time to explore your beautiful surroundings. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy, visit the historic Mansion House and stroll through the stunning subtropical gardens alive with native birds such as Tui, Kereru and the cheeky Weka. Proud Peacocks and shy Wallabies call the gardens their home so keep your camera on hand to catch a unique photo opportunity. Enjoy the numerous walking tracks that beckon you to beautiful beaches. Along the way, discover and explore ancient Maori Pa sites and the ruins of a seashore copper mine once worked by early settlers. Pack your swimwear and some snorkeling gear in summer to explore the crystal clear waters teeming with marine life. Return Cruise Price: $68 Adult (16+) $34 Child (5-15 years) FREE Preschool (0-4 years) Please note: The Department of Conservation charges a small fee on the day for entry to the historic Mansion House ($4 adults, $2 Children, Under 5s free) Departs Sandspit Wharf 10:30 am daily - Returns from Mansion House 2pm
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“royal mail” (10 reviews)
“bbq lunch” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1454 Sandspit Rd | Sandspit Wharf, Warkworth, Auckland 0982, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought the grab one offer and glad we paid that price and not more. Its a lovely surrounding but essentially just a ferry ride to a small island! The cafe on site has good food although slightly expensive. Worth the day out!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kawau cruises have a number of different options. We chose the Royal Mail Run leaving at 10.30am. (There is parking available at a carpark near to the jetty (at $12 per day), but we left the car outside the wharf area and walked to the...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I am a first time visitor to ew Zealand and I am staying at a bnb with a sea view in Devonport and it was suggested to me to go,a d see the Mansion House in Kawau, they helped me to book this cruise as...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This was an excellent experience. The cruise was very relaxed and informative. We opted for the lunch included and it was scrumptious. This was well worth the money.

Thank Kobus R
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This was our third boat trip to Kawau Island using Kawau Cruises from Sandspit, just a little way out of Warkworth, N.Z. On this occasion we were accompanied by some old family members and the four of us had a great day... we pre-booked our...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We where a group of 9 got grab one discount tickets for the mail run with lunch included so already a good start . Phoned to confirm our booking , services was excellent gave clear and precise information . Day of departure went to ticketing...More

Thank Codiegirl
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Locals here, but we never managed to do this trip until now. We got our discounted tickets for the Mail Run from Treat Me and decided to go during the Christmas holidays. It’s a great and relaxing day out! We didn’t do the BBQ lunch,...More

Thank Kiwigirl341
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Not been yet, but wanted to talk about exceptional service when we needed to cancel on the same day we should have gone and they re-booked us on another day very cheerfully without charge although not needing to do so. Hats off to their friendly...More

Thank amerynet
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We really enjoyed our day trip on the Royal Mail Run ferry to Kawau Island.We booked our tickets at the Visitor Information Centre in Warkworth.We seem to meet the most helpful interesting people all day The captain and crew were most informative and friendly.A lovely...More

Thank mama2227
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

A lovely relaxing day on the water. We took the mail run cruise. It was really enjoyable and we added the BBQ lunch is as well. The skipper was knowledgable and we enjoyed his commentary.

Thank Tracy P
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