News & Events

Octopus

It’s tiny and hard to find!

A very tiny, cute octopus is the latest addition at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre. It was found inside a volute shell, washed up on Pakiri Beach after the storm. It’s hard to see as it changes its colour to suit where it lives. See if you can find it!

Leigh Coastal Walks Event

fossilsRegistrations for these guided walks is now open.

See more information on the walks here.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

DCIM100GOPRORegular visitors to the Goat Island Marine Reserve.

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

Apr
4
Sat
2:00 pm Beach Clean Up with Marine Disco... @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Beach Clean Up with Marine Disco... @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm
Beach Clean Up with Marine Discovery Centre @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Join the team and volunteers at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre and help clean up the beach.
9:30 pm Tutakitaki @ Sawmill Cafe
Tutakitaki @ Sawmill Cafe
Apr 4 @ 9:30 pm
Tutakitaki @ Sawmill Cafe
+ DJ Bobby Brazuka mixing Brazilian popular & indigenous music with tradional Maori music SEe more at www.sawmillcafe.co.nz
Apr
5
Sun
9:00 am Leigh Carnival @ Leigh School
Leigh Carnival @ Leigh School
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leigh Carnival @ Leigh School
Leigh School Fundraiser Seafood Quick Fire Raffles Easter Egg Hunt Funfair Rides Cafe & Cakes Coffee Cart Bric-a-Brac Bouncy Castle Plants & Books    
11:00 am Research Presentation: Sharks @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Research Presentation: Sharks @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am
Research Presentation: Sharks @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Come and visit the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre and learn all about sharks. This research presentation looks at whether or not sharks can detect underwater power cables? Melanie Orr discusses her findings.
Apr
11
Sat
11:00 am Feeding the Fish and Invertebrates @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Feeding the Fish and Invertebrates @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am
Feeding the Fish and Invertebrates @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre | Leigh | Nebraska | United States
Join the team at the Goat Island Marine Discovery centre and learn about the fish and invertebrates as you get the chance to feed them.
9:30 pm Shane Cortese & the 8 Track Band @ Sawmill Cafe
Shane Cortese & the 8 Track Band @ Sawmill Cafe
Apr 11 @ 9:30 pm
Shane Cortese & the 8 Track Band @ Sawmill Cafe
Anthems of a generation! From T’Dudes to the Exponents, from The Angles to Icehouse. Songs that shook pubs across N.Z. & Aus! from 930pm $20 on the door https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shane-Cortese-and-The-8-track-band/476798149132385?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal
Apr
12
Sun
all-day Leigh Coastal Walks
Leigh Coastal Walks
Apr 12 all-day
Leigh Coastal Walks @ Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
Goat 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
2:00 pm Research Presentation: Whale Sou... @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Research Presentation: Whale Sou... @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm
Research Presentation: Whale Sounds in the Hauraki Gulf @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Visit the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre and learn about the musicology of whales. Roslyn Putland will be taking time to report on her findings about whale sounds in the gulf.
5:00 pm Tami Neilson & her Dynamite Band @ Sawmill Cafe
Tami Neilson & her Dynamite Band @ Sawmill Cafe
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm
Tami Neilson & her Dynamite Band @ Sawmill Cafe
with SKYSCRAPER STAN & WILL WOOD from 5pm $20 presales at http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/4388/Tami-Neilson-with-Skysraper-Stan–Will-Wood.utr
Apr
17
Fri
all-day Leigh Coastal Walks
Leigh Coastal Walks
Apr 17 all-day
Leigh Coastal Walks @ Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
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
9:30 pm S J D + Voom @ Sawmill Cafe
S J D + Voom @ Sawmill Cafe
Apr 17 @ 9:30 pm
see more at www.sawmillcafe.co.nz
Apr
18
Sat
all-day Leigh Coastal Walks
Leigh Coastal Walks
Apr 18 all-day
Leigh Coastal Walks @ Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
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
Apr
19
Sun
5:00 pm Delaney Davidson solo @ Sawmill Cafe
Delaney Davidson solo @ Sawmill Cafe
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
Delaney Davidson solo @ Sawmill Cafe
see more at www.sawmillcafe.co.nz
Apr
25
Sat
9:30 pm Meteor @ Sawmill Cafe
Meteor @ Sawmill Cafe
Apr 25 @ 9:30 pm
Meteor @ Sawmill Cafe
music from another world! JONATHAN CRAYFORD BRIAN RUAWAI (Cornerstone Roots) CHRIS O’CONNOR (Phoenix Foundation) BRIDGET KELLY (Balkanista’s) MARIKA HODGSON (Hollie Smith) from 930pm $15 presales at http:// http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/meteor/auckland/leigh $20 on the door

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