goat-island

Welcome to NZ’s Snapper Capital

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Snapper

Leigh is only one hour’s drive north of Auckland city, yet it is a place you want to stay longer. At the Goat Island Marine Reserve see the abundant marine life including large snapper, just off the beach, by snorkelling, diving or the glass bottom boat. Learn more about the marine life and reserve at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre and visit the Ti Point Reptile Park which caters to all ages. See activities.

A range of food that includes fresh, delicious snapper can be enjoyed at the Sawmill Cafe or the Leigh Bar. Stay longer in one of the accommodations – camping, bed and breakfast or self-contained.

Beautiful coastal, bush and farm walks include Leigh Harbour, Matheson Bay bush, Mt Tamahunga and the regional parks at Tawharanui, Scandretts, Mahurangi and Pakiri. Beaches include surf at Pakiri and Omaha and sheltered swimming at Matheson Bay.

Check out the wildlife page to see more about local birdlife, whales, dolphins and other marine life seen here. Kayaking and fishing are other local options.

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Events coming up…

Jul
29
Sat
PAUL UBANA JONES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

DESCRIBED AS ONE MAN WITH GUITAR, SOUNDING LIKE A WHOLE BAND.
With a voice that is as husky as it is evocative, with intoxicating rhythms leaving nobody untouched. Opening for Paul at 8pm is singer songwriter Vanessa Pritchard
PRE-SALES $25: eundertheradar.co.nz
MORE ON THE DOOR

Aug
10
Thu
Dr John Egenes @ Whangateau Hall
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. John Egenes will play a full concert at Whangateau Hall.  Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, John is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, saddlemaker, author and senior lecturer of contemporary music at Otago University. John spent decades on the American folk scene, as a session musician for countless artists. John stumbles through this life making mistake after mistake. His motto is, “You don’t learn anything from your successes…”

Aug
18
Fri
Shayne P Carter & Band @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Aug 18 @ 9:30 pm

WITH GARY SULLIVAN – DRUMS
& JAMES DUNCAN – BASS

One of Their Only New Zealand Appearances of the Year!

PRE-SALES $30: undertheradar.co.nz
MORE ON THE DOOR IF NOT SOLD OUT PRIOR