Welcome to NZ’s Snapper Capital



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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