Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate Funding
Thanks to the Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate
Motukorea (Browns Island) is a spectacular and distinctive feature of Auckland’s seascape. Despite being one of the best preserved of all our volcanic features and the closest island in the Hauraki Gulf to the city, few Aucklanders find their way there, and many know little of it, least of all that it’s a regional park.
To raise Aucklanders’ knowledge of this under-visited gem and encourage them to visit, The Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate, (the residual estate of one-time Motukorea owner Sir John Logan Campbell, who gave Cornwall Park to Auckland) has provided funding to Friends of Regional Parks to help Auckland Council develop an awareness project of the island.
As a part of this project three people who know the island intimately muse on this alluring place via a video, which will be available soon. Our Motukorea guides include Nick Mead who has led hundreds of kayak trips there, Shaun Lee, an experienced volunteer who monitors and photographs wildlife and ranger Miranda Bennett who guides conservation initiatives there. The project is being led by Auckland Council's Interpretation Advisor.
Progress Update - Feb 2021