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Welcome to Leigh By The Sea

Auckland’s Coastal Paradise

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Snapper

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…

Jul
30
Sat
Grave Dohls @ Sawmill Cafe
Jul 30 @ 9:30 pm

NOSTALGIC POWER ROCK COVERS, DANCEABLE DIRTY ROCK TUNES

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Aug
6
Sat
Bitchin’ Bingo @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 6 @ 8:30 pm

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Grab your girls for a good giggle.
Come and join us to help fundraise for HOSTED BY BINGO MISTRESS VIV & DJ ANDY JUICE
It’s a bingo show but not as your Nana knows it! First Game 9:00pm. After the Bingo we will be Joined by the illustrious Disc jockey The Professor.
*$10 On The Door for the Dj’s. No Charge for the Bingo
BEST TO BOOK. Email Susan: info@sawmillcafe.co.nz | Ph: 09 422 6019

 

Aug
13
Sat
The Rocking Roller Coasters @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm

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Get ready for a rockin’ rollin’ good time guys and gals! We’re starting early due to popular demand for this one – the lovely Tina Turntables will be finishing the festivities after the band at 10ish too… Excitamundo!
 *PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON $15: undertheradar.co.nz |
$20 ON THE DOOR | $10 AFTER 10:30PM.