Welcome to Leigh By The Sea

Auckland’s Coastal Paradise

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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 snorkel or scuba dive. Learn more about the marine life and marine science at the  Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre a fantastic facility suitable for all ages.

Stay a little longer in one of the accommodations which include camping groundsbed and breakfast guest accommodation and self-contained.

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.

Take a look at Leigh’s wildlife page to find out more about the birds, whales, dolphins and other marine life.

Join our newsletter and get up-to-date info on the guided Leigh Coastal Walks in April 2015.

Events coming up…

Leigh Family Fishing Festival
Mar 7 all-day
Jonathan Crayford @ Sawmill Cafe
Mar 7 @ 9:30 pm

Modern jazz, with a lemon twist

Songs of love and war @ Sawmill Cafe
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm
Leigh Carnival @ Leigh School
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

A4posterLeigh School Fundraiser

  • Seafood Quick Fire Raffles
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Funfair Rides
  • Cafe & Cakes
  • Coffee Cart
  • Bric-a-Brac
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Plants & Books



Leigh Coastal Walks
Apr 12 all-day

WALKERS-300x189Goat Island Coastal Walkway

This guided walk has been added as part of the Ecofest North event http://www.ecofest.org.nz and is the first of the series of Leigh Coastal Walks.

Registrations  are now open. For more information on the walks go to click here.


Leigh Coastal Walks
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day
Leigh Coastal Walk

Join us for a fun walk

A variety of guided walks will be held at Leigh to raise awareness of our beautiful coastal paradise.

The walks include fossils, geology, native plants, local history, marine life and marine reserves. Each walk will have a knowledgeable guide with expertise in the highlights of that walk.

Registrations are now open. For more information on walks, times etc click here.

Walk Event 2015

Leigh Walks Event

12th, 17th and 18th April 2015

Join us for an informative, educational and fun guided walks.

Fossils, rock pools, photography, bush, coastal, beaches, harbour and estuary.

Something to suit everyone!

Click here for more details


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