Kawau Island, Hauraki Gulf Islands

Moturekareka Island

Hauraki Gulf Islands Islands

Moturereka, Shipwreck Island, directly out from Martins bay.  Great snorkeling spot, sheltered anchoring on the right winds.

The history of the wreck as taken from Wikipedia is as follows:

A full-rigged four-masted steel ship constructed in the English seaport of Whitehaven in Cumbria, and launched as the "Alice A.Leigh" in 1889, later changed into a four-masted barque and renamed the Rewa, now forms an artificial breakwater on the northeastern side of the island.

She was sunk intentionally by the island's owner Charles Hanson in 1930. The masts can still be seen laying in the water at the bow of the Rewa.

When the Rewa was sunk the top deck was cut off her as the tide came in which is why she is cut on an angle.

The Family Laing-Smith owned and lived on the island for many years trading as commercial fishermen. The concrete foundation of the house can still be found on the island tracks were cut in by bulldozer for logging purposes ( they can still walked today) The island passed through one other owner before being gifted to DOC

More on the history coming soon.

Features

  • Lake
  • Marina

Location

Directions

Nearby this Place

Explore

Featured Nearby

Nearby Islands

Motuora Island

Motuora Island

3.7 km 2

View
Archway Island

Archway Island

4.2 km 1

View
Takangaroa Island

Takangaroa Island

5.4 km

View
Te Haupa (Saddle Island)

Te Haupa (Saddle Island)

6.3 km 4

View

Featured Articles

Learn about Islands

Goat Island Snorkeling
Places New Zealand
Places New Zealand

Featured Nearby

You May Also Like

Fishing by Motuketekete Island
Fishing by Motuketekete Island

Kawau Island, Hauraki Gulf Islands

0.6 km 3

Motutara Island
Motutara Island

Kawau Island, Hauraki Gulf Islands

0.8 km 7

Rocky Islets
Rocky Islets

Kawau Island, Hauraki Gulf Islands

0.8 km 3

Fishing / Boating B-Roll Algies Bay - Bee Hive
Fishing / Boating B-Roll Algies Bay - Bee Hive

Arahura Pa-Dillmanstown, Westland

3.4 km 4 18