Kaikoura Island in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

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Kaikoura Island is the seventh largest island in the Hauraki Gulf.  90kms north east of Auckland it is located on the western coast of Great Barrier Island where it forms the natural harbours of Port FitzRoy and Port Abercrombie. At 564ha Kaikoura Island is over twice the size of Tiritiri Matangi (218ha) and more than three times the size of Motuihe (79ha)The island is protected as a Crown-owned reserve and managed by a Trust.

Kaikoura Island is home to the endangered brown teal and the north island kaka as well as many native trees and shrubs.  There is access to the island by wharf at the Great Barrier end of the Man O War Passage and at Bradshaw Cove as well as a small airstrip.

Latest Kaka Comments Newsletter - Feb 2012

Great Barrier Island Book
- Revised Edition

Copyright 2001, 2004 
This book describes Great Barrier Island's history and natural features, including flora, fauna, habitats and endangered species, both terrestrial and marine.


The Kaikoura Island website was created by Great Barrier Island locals,  it has no official association with the Motu Kaikoura Trust. 

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Looking North      Mitre Peak     Wharf 

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