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A song about Leigh

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Leigh Fishing Contest

Supporting Westpac Rescue Helicopter

 

Exploring and eating at Leigh

Leigh Central

Leigh Central

Article in the Sunday Star Times Escape section and also in the Stuff Weekender

http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/nz/89635709/weekender-exploring-and-eating-at-leigh

Motorhome Parking

Leigh Central has landscaped an area for a limited number of short-stay, self-contained motorhomes and caravans.

There are also two local beautiful holiday parks at Pakiri and Whangateau so no shortage of places to park your motorcaravan!

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Aug
17
Thu
8:00 pm QUIZ! WITH PETRUS! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
QUIZ! WITH PETRUS! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
QUIZ! WITH PETRUS! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
The man & the game are back, better get studying
Aug
18
Fri
9:30 pm Shayne P Carter & Band @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Shayne P Carter & Band @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Aug 18 @ 9:30 pm
Shayne P Carter & Band @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe | Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
WITH GARY SULLIVAN – DRUMS & JAMES DUNCAN – BASS One of Their Only New Zealand Appearances of the Year! PRE-SALES $30: undertheradar.co.nz MORE ON THE DOOR IF NOT SOLD OUT PRIOR  
Aug
20
Sun
4:30 pm Hopetoun Brown @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Hopetoun Brown @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 20 @ 4:30 pm
Hopetoun Brown @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
WITH THE GENIUS OF FINN SCHOLES JAZZ, BLUES, SOUL & FUNK PRE-SALES $30: undertheradar.co.nz MORE ON THE DOOR IF NOT SOLD OUT PRIOR
Aug
24
Thu
6:30 pm Leigh School Hapahaka @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Leigh School Hapahaka @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm
Leigh School Hapahaka @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe | Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
Performance and Fundraiser
Aug
26
Sat
10:00 am Matakana Weekend Market @ Matakana Community Hall
Matakana Weekend Market @ Matakana Community Hall
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Matakana Weekend Market @ Matakana Community Hall
Monthly in winter, fortnightly in summer A little bit of vintage and so much more!  Antiques, collectables, jewellery, produce, hand made clothing, perfume, dog coats, wheat bags, candles and upcycled furniture. For further information visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/matakanaweekendmarket  or
Aug
27
Sun
10:00 am Matakana Weekend Market @ Matakana Community Hall
Matakana Weekend Market @ Matakana Community Hall
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Matakana Weekend Market @ Matakana Community Hall
Monthly in winter, fortnightly in summer A little bit of vintage and so much more!  Antiques, collectables, jewellery, produce, hand made clothing, perfume, dog coats, wheat bags, candles and upcycled furniture. For further information visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/matakanaweekendmarket  or
5:30 pm Frances / Lee Duo @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Frances / Lee Duo @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm
Frances / Lee Duo @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe | Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
Chamber Ensemble – Violin & Piano
Sep
10
Sun
5:00 pm NZ Trio @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
NZ Trio @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm
NZ Trio @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe | Leigh | Auckland | New Zealand
WITH GUEST VIOLINIST ANDREW BEER A showcase of music from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and beyond. Works by Ravel, Piazzolla, Cassado and Albeniz will be offered up alongside local New Zealand toe-tapping faves such as Claire Cowan and Alex Taylor. *PRE-SALES