Slipper Island

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Slipper Island
Whakahau (Māori)
LANDSAT 2005 Slipper Island Whakahau.jpg
LANDSAT image of Slipper Island and surroundings
Location Waikato Region
Coordinates 37°03′S 175°56′E / 37.050°S 175.933°E / -37.050; 175.933
Area 2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Length 2.8 km (1.74 mi)
Width 1.7 km (1.06 mi)
Highest elevation 103 m (338 ft)
Population (?)
Slipper (left), Penguin and Rabbit Islands from Mount Paku, Tairua

Slipper Island (Māori: Whakahau) is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the east of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand's North Island and 8 kilometres (5 mi) southeast of the town of Pauanui. It is a beach resort privately owned by Nora & Abe Needham's 14 children, making it one of the few privately owned islands in New Zealand. The beach resort is 662 acres (268 ha) and guests and tourists use the only habitation on the island, the resort and the family homestead.[1]

Several smaller islets (including Penguin Island and Rabbit Island) are found off its southern tip.

Coordinates: 37°03′S 175°56′E / 37.050°S 175.933°E / -37.050; 175.933

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Private Islands Inc. Private Islands Online,

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