Provisioning and Dining



As there are no shops on the island (apart from a few essential items that can be

purchased at the Kawau Boating Club) holiday-makers need to bring all their

own provisions. It is all very easy, just requires a bit of organisation. The New

World supermarket in Warkworth will deliver provisions to the Kawau Cruises

office in Sandspit on request or alternatively they will package up your order and

it will be ready for you to pick up at your convenience. You need to call the store

on 09 425 1040, giving at least 24 hours notice. Contact

for more details.

Alternatively, the Countdown supermarket also offers an online ordering system

with collection or delivery as required. Visit their website at and select the Warkworth store. You will find a list of

delivery times on the website.


During summer time there are 3 options for dinning out: Kawau Boating Club,

Mansion House Café and The Beach House Restaurant.

Kawau Boating Club


Kawau Boating Club: Open from October through to Queen’s Birthday weekend.

Significant upgrades have taken place both to the clubhouse and the facilities and

the new managers, David & Robyn Lee provide top quality service, food and

beverages. There is a small shop with essential supplies available, fully licensed

bar, snacks and lunch and dinner menu. Fresh baking available but need to get in

quick and place your order, especially for their yummy cheese scones. Great

atmosphere with outdoor dining over looking the water. Fuel and water

available. Check out their Facebook page at

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If you join as a member you are entitled to a discount on fuel, beverages, food,

free access to showers, water, laundry and Wi-fi access in the Clubhouse.

Phone: (09) 422 8845 or email

Mansion House Cafe


Mansion House Café: open from late December through to Easter weekend.

Phone or check out their website for opening hours. Lovely situation, nestled amongst the trees in the grounds of Mansion House.

Listen to the sounds of the native bird life, and watch the wekas and majestic peacocks strutting their stuff. The Mansion House Café is also available for hire and can cater with ease for groups of varying size: Weddings, Christmas functions, Birthday celebrations. Contact Maree on (09) 422 8903 during opening hours or 021 529 282 or email:

The Beach House


The Beach House – open all year round. Phone: (09) 422 8850 or email: or check out their website.

The beach house accommodation is located on a private island, on a pristine beach overlooking clear blue water. They offer luxurious beachfront, courtyard and bush cottage accommodation designed to suit individual requirements. The licenced restaurant with its extensive courtyard on the edge of the bay is the perfect place to dine. In winter sit around the open fire in the cosy restaurant and enjoy exquisite cuisine created by their chef using the freshest locally sourced produce.


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