Welcome to Leigh By The Sea

Auckland’s Coastal Paradise



Leigh, one hour’s drive north of Auckland city, is NZ’s Snapper Capital. At the marine reserve at Goat Island you can see 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, Leigh Bar or Leigh Eats. Stay longer in one of the accommodations – camping, bed and breakfast or self-contained.

Beautiful coastal, bush and farm walks. Close to Tawharanui, Scandretts, Mahurangi and Pakiri Regional Parks. Beaches include surf at Pakiri and Omaha and sheltered swimming at Matheson Bay.

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

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Events coming up…

Kim and Dusty @ Whangateau Hall
May 8 @ 7:00 pm

9d70fc_dac335c198634d8ca2b890245579b973Acoustic Duo, Kim and Dusty, have been bringing their whisky harmonies to Wellingtonians since November 2013 when Dusty moved to Brooklyn, the heart of the Wellington’s country music scene.

The duo play a blend of Country, Blues, Bluegrass and Folk. Audiences are captivated by their tight harmonies and easygoing nature onstage. Kim and Dusty always deliver something for everyone with dirty blues, lonesome ballads and high paced bluegrass standards. Regular performers at several venues around Wellington they also make time to tour to other towns around the lower North Island.

Kim and Dusty also play alongside Rob Joass and Hamish Graham as the Hardcore Troubadours.

Kim and Dusty may or may not be supported by The Pipi Pickers. But given how these things go, they probably will.


The Prof, The Karaoke @ Sawmill Cafe
May 21 @ 9:00 pm

go on! you know you want to