Whanganui Island

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Whanganui Island
Geography
Location Hauraki Gulf
Coordinates 36°47′S 175°26′E / 36.783°S 175.433°E / -36.783; 175.433Coordinates: 36°47′S 175°26′E / 36.783°S 175.433°E / -36.783; 175.433
Area 2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
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Whanganui Island is the largest of a small group of islands at the entrance to Coromandel harbour in the Hauraki Gulf, off the coast of New Zealand's North Island.

The island, which is privately owned, is 2.83 square kilometres (1.093 sq mi) in area. Much of it is farmed, but there are some forested areas.

It was owned by an American settler until the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, when he lost legal title to the island as all titles passed to the British crown.

Woolshed Bay on the protected southern shore is a popular overnight mooring spot for cruising from Auckland.

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