Here is another great idea for a Summer Day Trip and Picnic
especially if you love the sea, swimming, snorkelling and walking.
Explore New Zealand's under water world for a great day out.
The Marine Reserve is very busy over the Summer months so you need to get there early to claim your spot.
There is lots of information on the Marine Reserve as you follow the pathway down to the beach so you can learn a little about the marine life that you may see over the day. Great for kids too.
Located North of Auckland approx. 1hr 15 mins drive I would say from central Auckland.
You turn off the main highway at Warkwoth and head North /East out past Matakana and continue to Leigh.
Goat Island Marine Park is only 5 mins further up the road from Leigh
Parking has improved as I say this is very busy place over the summer and there are also lots school trips and buses etc that turn up quite often. Get there early get a good park and picnic spot and settle in for a great day. Take your dive and snorkel gear and even a kayak if you have one.
There is snorkel gear etc and kayaks available for hire if you don't have your own.
Enjoy a ride on the Glass Bottom Boat so you can see the fish and marine life with out getting wet.
Check out more information Here
Take a look at some more photos.
Top Your Visit To Goat Island Off With a visit to the Marine Discovery Centre.
|Marine Discovery Centre|
Top off your visit to Goat Island nicely with a visit to the Marine Discovery Centre. Open hours vary over the year you can find out more Here