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.
You can walk the island on well-marked tracks
Beach Road, Whangārei 0110 View Map
Beach Road ,
Matakohe Limestone Island map(PDF, 168KB)
Find out more about the history of the island, the animals that live there, latest news about public tree planting days and more:
Friends of Matakohe - Limestone Island website
DoC tracks and walks
Parks and reserves
Private Bag 9023