Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve, Whangarei

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#1 of 7 in Wildlife in Whangarei
With an extensive biodiversity and appealing rock formation, the waters of Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve ranked among Jacques Cousteau's top ten dives around the world. Plunge into this special habitat offering fresh perspectives on the underwater inhabitants that live just off the island's coast. Renowned for its diving and snorkeling potential, the reserve gives seasoned divers and non-divers alike a great opportunity to explore what lies beneath, with tour operators and diving instructors based by the waters. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve by using our Whangarei day trip planner.
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  • Fantastic dive sites with a chance of seeing manta rays, dolphins, sharks and tons of other fishes. Water is generally colder, so 5 or even 7mm wetsuit is recommended.  more »
  • It was the perfect place for a perfect day. With plenty of fishes and caves and crevices to explore it's a good place to do some snorkeling. Even on the paddle board and kayak you can see the blue fis...  more »
  • Initially tried to fit both Austrailia - Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in a two-week trip which is insane. Worried about the massive bleaching of coral reefs due to global warming so was excited ...  more »
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  • Great scuba diving trip! Different experience than some exotic scuba, sea is colder. Amazing marine reservation around the islands. Underwater cave diving was new experience for us!
  • Beautiful bucket list item
  • Amazing diving - Dive! Tutukaka were amazing here and the diving here is awesome!
  • Captivating views

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