News & Events

Leigh Central Coastels

leigh-central-motel-sea-coastel-unit-04Leigh’s latest accommodation!

Five stylish self-contained units which are now ready for holiday makers to book.  Each unit has been individually styled with a retro seaside vibe.

King, queen, twin configurations available.

See more on their listing : Leigh Central Coastals

Leigh Summer Markets

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Coffee Cart at Matheson Bay

Coffee SignOpen Tuesday to Sunday from 8am

Please note they operate depending on the weather. If you’re unsure, look out for their coffee sign on Leigh Road.

 

Iconic Leigh Hotel renovation

Leigh HotelRead all about what is happening with the old Leigh Hotel site

http://www.localmatters.co.nz/News/Business/May+2016/Iconic+Leigh+Hotel+renovation+gets+underway.html

You can see more on the progress at www.facebook.com/leighcentral

Other things to do in the area

What do you do in Leigh when the sea is too rough for all our wonderful water activities?

Here are a few things to enjoy:

  • Learn and see more at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
  • See the reptiles at the Ti Point Reptile Park
  • Pick up a Leigh Walks brochure and stride away
  • See what fossils you can find at low tide at Matheson Bay
  • Beautiful beach walks – Pakiri, Tawharanui and much more!
  • Matakana Markets, village and movies
  • Sample some local wines at nearby vineyards
  • Check out some properties for sale – you know you want to stay

Matheson Bay Bush Walk

mathesons-bush-walkThis delightful walk from Matheson Bay Beach is one of Leigh’s best kept secrets.

The track goes up through the bush alongside a little creek, passing water holes and waterfalls. During November the taurepo (NZ gloxinia) is flowering, so see if you can spot some alongside the wooden walkway. Matheson Bay is also the favourite place for swimming by the locals. Take a walk along the shoreline too and look for the amazing fossils

Visitors to Leigh

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Leopard seal on Matheson Bay Beach

The wildlife seen around our coast lately has been amazing.

Lots of pods of dolphins, a couple of humpback whales, pods of orca and a lonely leopard seal that rested and warmed in the sun on the beach at Matheson Bay.

Dolphins at Leigh

173356f9eb088846103f619e98f80d64999ee773_620x311Click here to see the dolphins at Leigh featured in the NZ Herald

 

Mt Tamahunga (Te Hikoi O Te Kiri) Track

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREThis track is now complete and officially open and is part of the Te Araroa “The Long Pathway.”

Leigh is the perfect place to stay to experience this beautiful track.

Bottlenose Dolphins

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Also we occasionally see orca or whales and during winter New Zealand fur seals. As well as all the fishes!

The best way to enjoy it all, is by just snorkelling off the beach.

Upcoming Events

Feb
26
Sun
5:30 pm JUBILATION @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
JUBILATION @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm
JUBILATION @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
A 33-STRONG VOCAL SUPERGROUP, SINGING SOUL, BLUES AND COUNTRY-INFUSED GOSPEL
Feb
27
Mon
7:00 pm RACHEL DAWICK @ WHANGATEAU HALL
RACHEL DAWICK @ WHANGATEAU HALL
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
  Whangateau Acoustic Music and Social Club  CLUB NIGHT
Mar
4
Sat
12:00 pm Matakana Wine, Beer & Food Festival @ Matakana Country Park
Matakana Wine, Beer & Food Festival @ Matakana Country Park
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Matakana Wine, Beer & Food Festival @ Matakana Country Park | Matakana | Auckland | New Zealand
Stay in Leigh and avoid any traffic hassles. Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of March. In it’s second year, the 2017 event promises to be bigger and better. Ticket holders will love the increased number and variety of
Mar
5
Sun
11:00 am Matakana Wine, Beer & Food Festival @ Matakana Country Park
Matakana Wine, Beer & Food Festival @ Matakana Country Park
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Matakana Wine, Beer & Food Festival @ Matakana Country Park | Matakana | Auckland | New Zealand
Stay in Leigh and avoid any traffic hassles. Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of March. In it’s second year, the 2017 event promises to be bigger and better. Ticket holders will love the increased number and variety of
Mar
24
Fri
6:00 pm MATACARNIVAL
MATACARNIVAL
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm
MATACARNIVAL @ Matakana | Auckland | New Zealand
The Matakana Community Group and their dedicated team of volunteers are proud to present the “MataCarnival” which is the biggest fundraising event of the year for Matakana and this year (2017) “We are fundraising for the new desperately needed “Carpark”
Mar
27
Mon
7:00 pm HUNGRYTOWN @ WHANGATEAU HALL
HUNGRYTOWN @ WHANGATEAU HALL
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm
CLUB NIGHT