Joeys Island Reserve

Environmental Reserves Management Plan

Joeys Island is a a small, narrow island on a flat gravel bar within an estuarine bay containing unique plant communities and fauna.

Location and Access

Joeys Island is situated on the northeast arm of the Bluff Harbour between Tiwai Point and the mainland, in Awarua Bay.  The island is low lying and becomes partly submerged at high tide. Pedestrian access to the island is possible at low tide from the mainland, or alternatively visitors can access the island by boat.

Amenity Value

Joeys Island provides scenic amenity to the Awarua Harbour and is very important in terms of its botanical value.