Matakohe-Limestone Island

Matakohe Limestone Island

Matakohe-Limestone Island in the upper Whangārei Harbour is accessible by boat.

The island was once an important Maori pa site and the remains of kumara cultivation can still clearly be seen on northern slope of the island.

It has been replanted by the community and pests eradicated and is now an important conservation refuge for rare and endangered native animals.  

What to expect

  • Explore the picturesque remains of a former limestone works
  • The island is used as a 'kiwi creche' where young kiwi are raised before they are large enough to be released into the wild on the mainland
  • You can walk the island on well-marked tracks


Beach Road, Whangārei 0110  View Map

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