Goat Island Marine Reserve, Warkworth

(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We recently spent an afternoon here & hired a clear bottomed kyack from the beach.....you HAVE to do this if you visit. It was such a great experience watching the snapper swimming underneath the kyac...  more »
  • The place is nice. What I didn't like is the fact that the cost to rent snorkel gear and wetsuit, for just two hours, is $40.00 per person. Also the fish you can see depends on the weather. In fact with the rough seas, murky water you can't see much. The team should at least inform before hiring. The place is a natural paradise, transformed by man into a real tourist trap.
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  • I was recently at goat island with a group of friends and family and hired one of the clear bottomed kayaks. What a fantastic experience! I am not an experienced kayaker but took my 8 year old daughte...  more »