About Moores Bay

There is something magical about the luxury of being on an island, the uniqueness of being surrounded by beautiful clear water and native bush waiting to be explored…

Only 20 minutes by boat at the end of a sheltered Hauraki Gulf Harbour in New Zealand’s North Island, lies north facing luxurious MOORES BAY on Kawau Island. This exclusive piece of paradise is waiting for you.

With the flexibility to keep all the land for you and your family, develop and sell the already subdivided sections or create an off grid eco retreat business, Moores Bay offers a very special proposition; you can be free to enjoy your Kawau Island property whenever, and with whoever you so desire.

Lush, untouched native bush abounds throughout the 22 hectare land. There are preprepared building sites throughout also just waiting for you to make your mark (gently and sustainably of course) on this special piece of paradise.

Rich in natural resources, Moores Bay has all the space and facilities you could need to begin living your eco dream. Longing for fresh vegetables from the vege garden, but not around enough to maintain it? No problem! We have a current live-in island manager and his wife, who you may like to keep on; composting, weeding, companion planting and carefully raising delicious organic veges in the large Moores Bay vegetable patch.

Holidays imbued with nostalgia, simplicity and endless relaxation await…

From the moment you moor at the floating wharf you feel a sense of belonging. The hustle and bustle of city life is long forgotten, replaced only by landscaped lawns, fragrant gardens and meandering streams. A renowned fishing ground, the crystal clear waters surrounding Kawau Island are abundant with Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai and Flounder. Pick your own Mussels from the wharf or Scallops from the nearby beds. A cafe and pub are a short sheltered boat trip away.

Take a boat trip to the pub at the yacht club, visit historic Mansion House Bay at the end of the harbour for a coffee, or drop back to Sandspit for the morning and visit the Matakana restaurants and shopping then go to Brick Bay vineyards for lunch. Alternatively, simply relax on your deck and enjoy a barbeque of freshly caught fish.

A sub-tropical climate with majority of the island covered in bush, mainly Kanuka, Manuka and Pohutukawa, subtly lit at night by a sky filled with stars, this is a bird watchers heaven. Home to many native birds you will hear and see Tuis, Fantails, Wood Pigeons, Kingfishers, Silver-eyes, Grey Warblers, the cheeky flightless Weka as well as many different sea birds. As dusk approaches the sounds of Moreporks can be heard in the bush and if you are lucky you may even hear a kiwi.

…There’s something extraordinary about a setting like this…
Far enough away from the stresses of the day-to-day, yet close enough to come and go with ease, MOORES BAY is paradise within your reach.

Contact us now to arrange a visit. This Kawau Island waterfront land really needs to be seen and experienced to be truly appreciated!

Moores Bay is proudly Managed and Owned by Equinox Capital Limited.