Bayleys Real Estate Ltd
Property Services
News and EditorialLive Auctions

Kawau Island

Motuketekete Island, Kawau Island, Hauraki Gulf Islands

Slide 1 of 19
1 OF 19
23.88 ha Land area SQM
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms

For Sale by Negotiation

Freehold title private island, Kawau Bay, Auckland

Motuketekete Island is a unique private Island landholding in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf less than 15 minutes by helicopter from Auckland's CBD, and is on the market for the first time since 1907. This is a ‘once in a generation' opportunity to own this beautiful private 23.88ha island located North of the Hauraki Gulf in Kawau Bay, off the Northeastern coast of Auckland. It is separated from Moturekareka Island to the west by the Blanch Channel. Kawau Island is situated 4km to the northeast and Martins Bay is only 15 minutes by boat.

The unrivaled location so close to Auckland has spectacular views over the Gulf and is beautifully sheltered from most weather conditions. The land is characterised by rolling to steeper coastal ridges and gullies with outstanding sea views. It is predominately planted in pine with the remainder in pockets of native bush. Over the last few years, an extensive program of pest control has seen a proliferation of native birds return to the Island with magnificent tuis and wood pigeons throughout the Island. There are three beaches, two with white sand and the other is covered in pebbles.

Of course, no Island would be complete without the quintessential “kiwi bach” and Motuketekete is no exception - the bach is beautiful, romantic, rustic, and even has power (generator) hot and cold water and an indoor toilet and shower, plus a kitchen and three beds for sleeping for a close family. It is truly a beautiful romantic setting right on the water's edge.
The remainder of the Island is covered in bush and scrub but a flat area close to an acre could be cleared to make room for a helicopter pad and several more dwellings. The potential is absolutely outstanding. It is more about where to start.

This opportunity may never come again to own a private island so close to Auckland City with all of the initial infrastructure in place to keep it as it is or develop your own private retreat.

For further information on this outstanding opportunity, contact one of the Bayleys agents.

Paula Bennett

Paula Bennett

National Director - Customer Engagement and Advisory

Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, Auckland Central,
Licensed under the REA Act 2008
Kellie Bissett

Kellie Bissett

Residential, Lifestyle and Waterfront Sales

Mackys Real Estate Ltd, Bayleys,
Licensed under the REA Act 2008
John Greenwood

John Greenwood

Residential, Waterfront and Tourism Sales

Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, Auckland Central,
Licensed under the REA Act 2008



Own your own private New Zealand Island


Land area of 23.87 ha (more or less)


Quintessential Kiwi Bach


Protected Cove to anchor your boat

Have your questions answered

Our agents are experts on all things in the property market, if you haven't found what you're looking for, please enquire with the listing agent now to have all of your property questions answered.

Request more information

Contact us and have your questions answered.