Goat Island Marine Reserve, Warkworth

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 220+ 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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  • The curator of this place was great! She had so much wonderful knowledge of the marine life and the research being conducted by the students next door. She was very happy to share what she knew with y...  read more »
  • This would be the easiest accessible marine reserve in NZ and is a great place to take children or novice divers to introduce to some wonderful marine life in a safe environment. 
  • Want to feed the local fish by hand? Go for a swim or snorkel in the deep blue sea? This place is an awesome place to do that! Its a sheltered beach & can get really hot, so bring the sunscreen. Great...  read more »
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