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.
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.
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