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Goat Island Marine Reserve

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Address: Goat Island Road | Leigh, Warkworth, New Zealand

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Marine Reserve - Snorkelling and for a great family day out with the kids

Grab your Chilly Bin and load up......... Don't forget the masks, fins and snorkels just head out to Goat Island with the family on a nice summers day to enjoy the marine life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Grab your Chilly Bin and load up......... Don't forget the masks, fins and snorkels just head out to Goat Island with the family on a nice summers day to enjoy the marine life that this reserve has to display. We saw snapper, stingrays, blue mao mao, wrasse and kingfish and had a trip out around goat island on the glass... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

What a gorgeous conservation area with the clearest of clear waters and picnic areas/ rocks to cross, great place to take the kids for a little exploration of the rock pools

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Snorkelling Paradise, guaranteed to see Fish of various species a truly amazing experience. First time Snorkelling with the right equipment for me all hired from the local business (they were friendly and very very helpful) safety is there main priority so you feel safe. Various locations do the trip, so research and book early! Top activity if you can swim,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Love this place - great day out for the family and for snorkelling. Plenty of fish and marine life to see.

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

this is just such a fun place with kids in tow, Been a number of times and me and the children have loved it every time. Lots of fish to see from the rocks and even more if you snorkel or dive. Been on the class bottom and seen all sorts of marine life. Great day out for all.

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Islamorada, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We coordinated our snorkel trip to Goat Island, with a local tour guide. Having read many positive reviews on trip advisor, and hearing from our guide that this was where they always brought their children when they were young, we arrived with high expectations for an easy off the beach snorkel and crystal clear waters. First, this is not an... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Nice area with great snorkel, different places along the way to rent snorkel gear. You can see pretty big snapper, the first one surprised me and kind of freak me out in a funny way since sometimes they follow you a bit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

With several dive shops nearby and a road down to the beach to unload your kit this area is great for shore diving. The entry to the water is easy with a simple walk in from the beach. The bottom then gently slopes away and before you know it your at 20 metres surrounded by fish and looking up at... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited Goat Island for the first time on a glorious sunny Saturday. Good car park, paved walkways, toilets/change area. We decided it looked too good to not have a swim so we hired mask, snorkel and flippers for $20 down near the beach and hit the water. Lots of rocks to be careful of (my wife came out with... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

An interesting area with short hikes, nice beaches and a reef just offshore. We stumbled on the area and did not prebook the glass bottom boat. As there were several school classes there that day, they had no room for us.

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Address: Goat Island Road | Leigh, Warkworth, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Warkworth

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