Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve, Whangarei

(4.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A 45 minute motor in a spacious launch, purpose built for diving brings you to the world renown Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve. You cant help but make easy, quick friends as you anchor, suit up a...  more »
  • I got my deep dive ticket here, absolutely fantastic, the sights were incredible, huge crayfish clinging to under water cave walls, where we were able to take our masks off and explore, massive school...  more »
  • Went on a trip on Perfect Day boat, had a wonderful time. Early February, perfect weather. Saw lots of fish while snorkeling, and saw a large group of common dolphins and aone whale on the trip back t...  more »