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Goat Island Marine Reserve

#3 of 27 things to do in Warkworth Features Animals
Goat Island Road | Leigh, Warkworth, New Zealand
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Beautiful opportunity

The Island Marine Reserve is a great activity for solo, family, friends and other travellers. Just... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laurence F
Lausanne, Switzerland
Must visit

When visiting Auckland it is well worth a trip out to Goat Island Marine reserve. Take a boat trip... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
ex-UK now of Auckland
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Goat Island Road | Leigh, Warkworth, New Zealand

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Laurence F
Reviewed 7 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

Thank HikersGuide2Earth
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We dropped in on a grey day with quite a chop on the water so snorkelling was out which is the main draw here. The parking is very restricted and the area has minimal beach and land access so too busy and restrictive if you...More

Thank Erik B
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 18 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 19 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 16 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
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abigail s
10 March 2017|
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Response from MaggiePrentice | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sure, did not do the boat, just snorkled
6 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.