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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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Amazing snorkelling and swimming with the sea life

If you pick the time right and avoid the summer crowds, this is an amazing experience. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Curiosity Amazement Assured

Marine Science centre was really good value for money and my grandson thoroughly enjoyed the touch... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Warkworth, New Zealand
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Goat Island Road | Leigh, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-422 6334

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 2 October 2017

One of my favourite spots in Auckland. I usually just go for the scenery buy it`s a great place to kayak, snorkel or dive.

Thank Lacr1s
Reviewed 7 September 2017

An incredible protected marine reserve where you can snorkel with a variety of marine wildlife up close and in their environment. Hire snorkeling equipment on the beach or bring your own. This is a free attraction and a scenic place to relax, unwind and blend...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite places to go in NZ. Amazing views and ocean wildlife. Can be busy but always room to get in the sea and snorkel.

Thank Amy Y
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Really worth visiting and snorkelling or diving it's teeming with ocean wildlife in its natural state you will truly see what New Zealand's coastal bays are like underwater fish shell fish plant life Stunningly beautiful

Thank kaahu5
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Island Marine Reserve is a great activity for solo, family, friends and other travellers. Just the location and views are incredible beautiful and the marine life is worth it.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

When visiting Auckland it is well worth a trip out to Goat Island Marine reserve. Take a boat trip and enjoy the wonderful sights of this precious reserve. On your return, have a picnic on the grass by the sea. Magic

Thank Discerningguests
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This area is nestled in the marine reserve and can handle beginner divers and snorkellers along with the university marine science centre and walkways up the hills. There is a bit of fun fish spotting and exploring the rockpools with kids. Further out there are...More

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abigail s
9 March 2017|
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Response from MaggiePrentice | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sure, did not do the boat, just snorkled
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.