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Goat Island Marine Reserve

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Goat Island Road | Leigh, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-422 6334
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Not always perfect conditions

Heard a lot of good things about this place but annoyingly on the day we went, the water was murky... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sam R
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So much fun

First thing, get there early, otherwise you will be parking kms up the Rd. Don’t bother taking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RachelMugg
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Goat Island Road | Leigh, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
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+64 9-422 6334

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard a lot of good things about this place but annoyingly on the day we went, the water was murky because of the swell. Not much of a beach to sit on either, having to compete with a lot of people for the space was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First thing, get there early, otherwise you will be parking kms up the Rd. Don’t bother taking chairs or heaps of stuff, you basically need to sit close to the bank, on the grass bank or on the highest rocks, because when the tide comes...More

Thank RachelMugg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went snorkelling and saw an abundance of marine life, there is snorkel equipment available for hire and access to the beach and sea is easy. Well worth a trip.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a fun adventure to come here to snorkel. We arrived about 9:30a.m. and the lower lot was almost full.i was a gorgeous, warm morning and the beach was quickly full. We enjoyed swimming, but it was very crowded. People were not very careful...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day at the beach. BYI snorkeling gear or hire on site for $15-35. Kayaks are also available to hire and you can take a tour of the reserve in a glass bottom boat. You can snorkel and see fish at or low tide as...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We went nice an early and got a really good spot in the sand under the tree. It gets VERY busy here and people are likely to camp out right ontop of you but its so worth it! Swimming with the fishes was amazing, I...More

Thank lechegray
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Can’t believe I haven’t done this before. I think the glass bottom boat trip I’d done years ago there had put me off as we didn’t really see much that day. My 21 year old son convinced us it would be worth the trip and...More

Thank Kushla R
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you pick the time right and avoid the summer crowds, this is an amazing experience. You can hire wet suit, snorkel, mask and fins and then drive to the Beach. When it's crowded, parking is difficult and the beach gets crowded, but we went...More

Thank LindaGuirey
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Marine Science centre was really good value for money and my grandson thoroughly enjoyed the touch pool and sea slugs. We were even lucky enough to see an octopus released - staff were wonderful and made our visit a memorable one . There is a...More

Thank _grass_esposti
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We took our two six year old grandsons to Goat Island. Great natural experience - no gimmicks and the science centre very interesting for everyone. The student managing the centre spent some quality time with the children who loved the touch pool. We would have...More

Thank Claire J
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abigail s
9 March 2017|
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Response from DavidL9244 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Abigail There is a glass bottom boat, from my knowledge this docks on the shore, there is no wheel chair access. As soon as you come off the road, you pretty much walking onto sand and a small stream going thru. There... More
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EenieA
5 January 2015|
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Response from Felice_8884 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Eenie, When are you arriving? We might drive you there if we are available on the day.
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