Pakihi Island

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Pakihi Island
Pakihi Island is located in New Zealand
Pakihi Island
Pakihi Island
Location in New Zealand
Coordinates36°54′29″S 175°09′50″E / 36.908°S 175.164°E / -36.908; 175.164

Pakihi Island[1] is a privately-owned island located in the Hauraki Gulf to the east of the city of Auckland, New Zealand. With an area of 114 hectares (280 acres),[2] it is one of the smallest of the Hauraki Gulf Islands. It is located 1 km southwest of Ponui Island, and 1.5 km offshore from Waitawa Regional Park.

Looking towards Pakihi Island (in the centre of the photo) from Waitawa Regional Park. (Ponui Island is in the background, and part of Karamuramu Island is visible to the far right.)


The island's land use is primarily pastoral and plantations, but with some areas of native vegetation.[3]


The island was purchased from Sir John Logan Campbell by the McCallum family in 1894 (along with the neighbouring, much smaller Karamuramu Island).[4] William Fraser McCallum and his brothers created a partnership in 1904 and quarried red chert on the island from 1906 until 1927.[5]


  1. ^ "Pakihi Island". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ Cameron, Ewen. "Updated Vascular Flora of Pakihi Island, with notes on fauna, geology and some history, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland" (PDF). New Zealand Regional Botanical Societies Journals. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Hauraki Gulf Islands District Plan Review Landscape Report" (PDF). Auckland Council. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  4. ^ Munro, Jessie. "Clevedon Sustainable Development Plan Project European Historical Assessment" (PDF). Auckland Council. Clevedon and Districts Historical Society. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  5. ^ "McCallum Bros Limited History". McCallum Bros. Ltd. Retrieved 8 December 2018.