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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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Excellent School Trip

Look this was amazing and worth it so much to do - can't always get great weather but so beautiful... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Amazing !

You will love this experience.So exciting to be able to witness this incredible marine reserve.The... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
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Goat Island Road | Leigh, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-422 6334

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Look this was amazing and worth it so much to do - can't always get great weather but so beautiful in the water and out of the water.

Thank Kristi24_13
Reviewed 17 April 2017

You will love this experience.So exciting to be able to witness this incredible marine reserve.The clear kayaks are a great addition.

Thank petf1c
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Goat Island is beautiful before you even reach the water. A terrific setting with plenty of activity: snorkelling, kayaking, etc. Plenty of rental places near the beach will rent you what you need, get you set up, and help you out if, like myself, your...More

Thank Ira M
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great place to go snorkeling and observe some marine life. The water can be a bit murky, but just take your time to explore the area around the island. The beach and the car park can get pretty crowded, but you can easily find a...More

Thank barsegh
Reviewed 16 March 2017

So much to do. Clear kayaks, great sweim / snorkel, so many fish! Then the university exhibition on the hill. Excellent for all the family.

Thank soph m
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been to goat island for 22 years and checked it out mid week for a day too from Auckland. The drive was easy enough and got there with only a handful of others about 10am. Turns out you can't rent down by the...More

Thank Malchieb
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The marine reserve and attached Research Centre is a hive of maritime activity both above and below the waves. In the Research Centre, interactive displays and live sea creatures wow any agegroup. There's nothing really quite like picking up a live starfish, or offering your...More

Thank Bevan S
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great family activity of snorkelling right from the beach at the Goat Island Marine reserve. Must swim some distance from the beach to have clear waters to see more. Water is cool so only about 40mins and then got too cold and had to get...More

1  Thank bdorrington
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect for families, snorkel straight from the beach, a bit of a swell the day we went but still saw fish. A little murky as sand drenching was going on quite a long way off the beach and was also s cloudy day, still worth...More

Thank MaggiePrentice
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My husband and son went snorkeling, easy hire of necessary equipment there on site. They really enjoyed their time in the water and saw an Eagle ray. My other son didn't want to snorkel and I had a calf injury so we visited the Auckland...More

Thank Carlukegirl
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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.