Goat Island

With its clear and sheltered waters prolific with marine activity, Goat island Marine Reserve has a reputation for being a tranquil paradise amongst snorkelers and divers alike. At low tide you can walk across the rock flats to explore caves and discover many critters in the rock pools left behind with the tide.

If you are not a confident swimmer there is a glass bottomed boat that runs during business hours. If you’re lucky it is not uncommon to see dolphins, orcas or even a seal. Please remember that as a “no take” zone, fishing is prohibited as is taking any items from the beach or sea.

Warkworth, NZ

83km from Auckland CBD
No lifeguards
Some reception
Plenty of nearby cafes

Getting There

Goat Island is in Leigh just under an hours drive from Auckland. It’s well sign posted so should be pretty easy to find. Note that there is a road toll on the main route.