Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve, Whangarei

4.7
#3 of 11 in Parks in Whangarei
Reef Wildlife Area
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 travel itinerary maker.
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  • Some of the best diving in New Zealand - visited for the weekend and stayed on a live aboard dive vessel. Not enough time to see all the sites/sights, but would definitely go back for more exploration...  more »
  • Who would have thought that snorkeling and diving in NZ would be far better experience than the one at the Great Barrier Reef. It was amazing. Hordes of fish clinging to the walls of the island or jus...  more »
  • We booked the Perfect Day tour to snorkel the area. Wonderful! We have had the luck to take many a boat ride/tour and found this one to be excellent on all accounts. The boat, crew, equipment, lunch a...  more »