Head to Goat Island Marine Reserve to get up close to masses of colourful fish. Goat Island is New Zealand’s first and most accessible marine reserve and an amazing spot for snorkelling and diving. After a day in the water, stop in at the nearby community of Leigh for a bite to eat and a craft beer.
Grab a snorkel and flippers and swim with the fish. The diving and snorkelling at Goat Island Marine Reserve are spectacular. With shallow and sheltered waters, it’s great for any level of experience.
See below the sea
Visit the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre to learn more about the sea life before getting in the water. If snorkelling isn’t your thing, take a ride on the glass bottom boat.
Goat Island is a magnet for snorkellers and divers. With sheltered, crystal clear waters, Goat Island and nearby Leigh are also perfect for anyone who just wants to experience the natural beauty of New Zealand.
Goat Island Marine Reserve is a wonderful destination for families, whether it’s for a few hours or a few days, and is just over an hour from Auckland’s city centre.