Ferries and water taxis travel to Kawau Island daily from Sandspit Wharf near Warkworth, about one and a half hour's drive north of Auckland.
Ferries also depart from Downtown Auckland during the summer months of January – February.
Contact the ferry companies for timetables and more information.
Kawau Island is also a favorite destination for private boats and there is a choice of safe anchorages in and close to Mansion House Bay.
Kawau Lodge collects birders from Sandspit in their own 28’ power catamaran “Top Cat” and takes them for a tour around the island. By staying at Kawau Lodge they not only visit Mansion House and the DOC estate but can observe the birds up close in their natural environment around our lodge.