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About Hideaway Cove

Kawau Island Paradise – private all tide, all weather, full sun, easy access

The Hideaway Cove development is located in Smeltinghouse Bay, one of the safest anchorages in the Hauraki Gulf. Just around the corner from the Kawau Boating Club it is close to the social centre of the Island but far enough away to be in another world.

This private 10 site island holiday community has enhanced what was already there, to create an ideal holiday destination for you and your family. It is the perfect place to escape from it all to relax and recharge in a special gulf island environment. Tell the kids to be home in time for dinner, fish off the end of the jetty for a pan sized snapper or if you prefer head around the island in your boat & collect scallops. Launch the SUP or kayak off the beach for a catchup in the KYC, daytrip to one of the stunning island beaches or simply kick into island time, sit on the deck and watch island life go by. All this and it is only 90 minutes away from downtown Auckland.




Island sections for Sale


Lots 103,104,107,and 108 are included in the massive clearance sale as the developer of this unique location intends to sell them all before Christmas. Two sites enjoy harbour views while the other two are positioned on a sunny Kanuka forest ridge.  They all have shares in the all tide wharf and floating pontoon, access to the pocket sandy beach and the cable car for the easy transport of people and freight up the hill to your home site.  These sections will be snapped up quickly so don’t delay, call Dave now to make a time to come over . Contact Dave Jeffery 021 951038

Private all tide wharf with floating pontoon

Sandy pocket beach

 3.65 ha of native bush roaming with the likes of kiwi, wekas, and wallabies.

Modern, safe and fast inclined lift, allowing effortless access for passengers, luggage and freight to the sites above.

Wide tracks to all section and all parts of Hideaway Cove.


Come and Visit

Ferries and water taxis leave throughout the day from Sandspit Wharf or Kawau Island, 60mins drive from Auckland central. Drive to Warkworth and turn right and follow the signs to Sandpit. Drive onto the wharf to unload passengers and luggage and then park in the Auckland Transport carpark. Enjoy the boat trip across with some true island characters at the helm. Just let the skipper know which wharf you would like to go to.

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Here are the options…

If you’re coming to view the sections, call the agent Dave Jeffery 422 8831, 021 951038, or e-mail  He’ll arrange a ride over on his boat and give your a tour of Hideaway Cove.

If you are visiting the island another great option is Johnny Houseboat’s service.  Call Johnny on 021 422 173 to book.  Johnny leaves Sandspit several timed a day, you’ll recognise him on the wharf wearing a loud Hawaiian shirt.  Kawau Ferry Service    Adults $25 one way    Child $10 one way  Child under 5 free
Kawau Water Taxis with Kawau Cruises is another good option. There is a regular timetable shuttle services, departing Sandspit & Kawau Island.  To check the latest timetable visit
Phone 09 425 8006 or 0800 111 616
Adult (12+) $29.50 one way or $55.00 Return
Child (5-11yr) $16.50 one way or $31.00 Return
Pre’s 0-4 FREE

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