The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45
This charming little island, the home of Sir George Grey, is truly a delightful spot. Situated within an easy distance of Auckland, a few hours' sail will take the tourist to its shores. Sir George has spared no expense in making Kawau a rainature Eden, and the visitor will find its beauties fully equal to his most sanguine expectations. The most complete library in the colony will be found in Sir George Grey's mansion, and visitors are permitted to make a thorough inspection of it.
Should our excursionists be in a hurry to proceed to Australia, we must recommend him to take his passage from Auckland to Sydney, as from his present position that is his speediest route. And here the U.S.S. Co.'s time-table will again be found handy, as it will give him every instruction relative to the date of sailing. We should like, however, before bidding him adieu, to take him back to Wellington page 89 via Nelson. The Empire City is the central starting point for boats to Sydney and Melbourne, and this fact should have some weight with the traveller. But another and a stronger consideration, that should induce him to adopt this course, is the opportunity which it affords of visiting one of the prettiest and certainly the healthiest town in Australasia. We refer to the city of Nelson, the capital of the provincial district of the same name. 12 hours' sail from the harbour of Manukau, which is within a few miles of Auckland, takes thè tourist to