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Holiday in a South Pacific Island Lodge. Kawau Island, Auckland New Zealand.

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“Kawau Lodge” is located in North Cove,  Kawau Island, Auckland New Zealand, and overlooks one of the most sheltered anchorages in the Hauraki Gulf.

Accommodation comprises 4 bedrooms, 3 queen rooms and one room with 2 Bunk Beds. The two downstairs units are equipped with quality furnishings and books and magazines for your enjoyment and come equipped with their own TV & DVD players so bring your own CD’s or DVD’s. The third bright, sunny bedroom is upstairs and shares the main shower and toilet room with the Bunk room. There is also a trundler bed and portacot. There is also an informal dining / lounge with great views over the bay plus a great out door dining area and a well equipped gourmet kitchen with modern appliances. Guests can also enjoy the many outdoor areas around the gardens and decks. This is the perfect place to spend the holidays with our family and friends.

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Environmental policies
“Kawau Lodge” is committed to reducing pest invasion, especially rats, mice, insects (particularly Argentine ants) and weed seeds on all of the pest-free islands in the Hauraki Gulf. The most likely way pest animals and plants can invade our treasured islands is by stowing away on or in your footwear or gear, or on your vessel or kayak. We have been inspected by qualified Biosecurity staff from the Department of Conservation and Auckland Council and now have a Pest-free Warrant.

View the Treasure Island Website and the Biosecurity poster.

Rainbow Skinks are a threat to our native fauna. They reproduce rapidly, laying up to 8 eggs three times per year and mature in less than half the time of native lizards. They can reach high population densities in a relatively short time, competing with native lizards and other native fauna for food and habitat. For further information refer to www.doc.govt.nz/rainbowskinks They are great hitch hikers, so please thoroughly check all items for skinks or eggs if you are visiting any of the Treasure Islands and also the South Island. Potting mix and potted plants pose a particular threat.

We also monitor for Kauri dieback (PTA); www.kauridieback.co.nz this disease could completely devastate all the kauri trees on Kawau Island. PTA is a microscopic fungus that kills trees of all ages. Symptoms include yellowing of foliage, loss of leaves, canopy thinning and dead branches. It has been found in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, and at Department of Conservation reserves at Pakiri, Great Barrier, Trounson Kauri Park and Waipoua Forest in Northland. Please make sure all tramping boots and shoes are clean of dirt before and after visiting any areas where there are kauri growing. At Kawau Lodge, we provide water and brushes for cleaning your boots and shoes both before and after walking through our tracks.

At Kawau Lodge we endeavour to be as environmentally conscious as possible. We use rainwater for all our water requirements i.e. showers, toilet, laundry, garden watering, solar panels to heat our water, a bio-cycle system for all waste water, compost all household scraps, shred paper, and we take all bottles and plastic to the mainland for recycling. We believe that everybody, everywhere from big 5 star resorts to cheap hotels to any kind of establishment can and should do their best for the environment. There are systems to use that are more gentle on the Earth. These systems all require a little more care and attention than those used in cities, so we appreciate your co-operation when using them.

Ecostore products are proudly made in New Zealand. They are all natural, plant based, biodegradable and environmentally friendly and their soaps and shampoos are all made from natural and essential oils with no nasty chemicals which makes them healthier for you and the environment.

In your room you will find information which promotes sponsorship of kauri and other trees native to New Zealand. This could be used to offset your carbon footprint, commemorate the memory of a loved one or contribute to our country’s clean and green image.

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