Goat Island Marine Reserve, Warkworth

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To best experience the teeming marine habitats of Goat Island Marine Reserve, get in the water with a snorkel or scuba suit. Beneath the waves you can see seaweed forests, sponge gardens, and a multitude of colorful fish. If you'd rather stay dry, take a tour on a glass-bottomed boat, or rent a kayak or canoe. The onsite discovery center teaches visitors about life under the sea and offers a look at sea creatures housed inside a tide pool tank. Add Goat Island Marine Reserve and other attractions to your Warkworth trip itinerary using our Warkworth itinerary builder.
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  • 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 b...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »