This 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
Walk alongside the creek.
Come along to the Leigh Hall.
10 January, 14 Feb, 13 March,10 April. 9.30am to 1.30pm
Second Sunday of the Month
Fruit & Veg – Takeaway Food, Produce – Crafts & more…
Stall holders and other information please contact
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.
Shadze of Lace is open this Sunday & Monday of Labour weekend 10-4pm.
Totara Rd Leigh. Bring in your mothers, sisters ,aunties,grandmothers and friends.
Sizes 10-22 or made made to measure.Designed and made in Leigh for 25 Years.
Goat Island Marine Reserve
NZ’s first marine reserve, Cape Rodney – Okakari Point Marine Reserve, better known as Goat Island, turns 40 this year.
Back in 1975 it was thought that no-one would visit the area as they couldn’t fish or collect anything. First to come were scuba divers attracted by the easy access into the water off the beach. Many dive schools visited and slowly divers began to see more and more fish. Gradually the fish seen became bigger and more friendly. Snorkellers were added to the underwater explorers just to look and more and more school groups visited to enjoy the marine life. Seafriends (now Octopus Hideaway) was set up and catered for the school groups supplying snorkelling equipment suitable for children and giving lectures. Next to arrive was a small glass bottom boat catering for around 20 passengers (now a bigger boat taking almost double that number). Goat Island Dive opened up offering dive courses and gear hire plus guided snorkel tours. The latest addition is the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre which is a wonderful place to see and learn more about the marine life and the reserve.
Here are some spring things your children can enjoy during the school holidays. Stay in Leigh and find something interesting everyday.
There are lots of exciting gigs at the Mill.
Make a weekend of it and stay in one of the local accommodations. Here is a sample, but check out the Sawmill’s website for more details.
PSYCHO ROADSHOW, SKYSCRAPER STAN, AHORIBUZZ, BIG DADDY WILSON, DON McGLASHAN, EB & SPARROW, WELLINGTON CITY SHAKEM’ ON DOWNERS, + SAL VALENTINE & THE BABYSHAKES, HA THE UNCLEAR, GLASS VAULTS, JON TOOGOOD, WAGONS + HOPETOUN BROWN, TROUBLE AT MILL #3, WHITE CHAPEL JAK, BUTCHAS + GRAVE DOHLS
Locals have done well organising this fundraiser.
Funds go to the local fire brigade, school and also Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
See article in the NZ Herald.