Auckland’s Coastal Paradise
Just one hour’s drive from Auckland city, Leigh is the home of New Zealand’s first marine reserve at Goat Island. There’s no better place to see marine life in abundance, just off the beach. The best way to see the fishes and other marine life is by snorkelling or diving. Equipment is available to hire at The Octopus Hide Away or Goat Island Dive. Learn more about the marine life and marine science at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre a fantastic facility suitable for all ages.
Leigh has many beautiful coastal, bush and farm walks and is close to Tawharanui, Scandretts, Mahurangi and Pakiri Regional Parks. Beaches include the white sand and surf of Pakiri and Omaha and the sheltered, calm Matheson Bay.
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