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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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Fishes everywhere!

Fantastic day at the beach. BYI snorkeling gear or hire on site for $15-35. Kayaks are also... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Amazing place! But go early!

We went nice an early and got a really good spot in the sand under the tree. It gets VERY busy here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“fish” (113 reviews)
Goat Island Road | Leigh, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-422 6334

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank AdrienneHannan
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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
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
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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.