Located in the Wellington/Kapiti region
Also enjoy a historic lighthouse site and 'concrete gannet colony' installed above the western cliffs to attract gannets to breed there.
The 217 hectare island is only 2.5 km from the mainland at its closest point.
Visitors are welcome to Mana Island between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm. Access may be made only in the bay between the old woolshed and the wharf. Boats must remain offshore after visitors have landed.
Two moorings, marked by red buoys, are available in the bay for daytime use. They are not available for overnight mooring.
Dinghies may be pulled up the beach after transporting passengers from their boat.
'Friends of Mana Island' sometimes run day excursions with a guided tour of the island.
For transport options contact the Wellington Visitor Centre.
Everything on Mana Island is protected and nothing may be removed. Fires and smoking are not permitted. Dogs and other pets may not be taken onto the island.