News & Events

Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre

See the new summer holiday programme.

Mondays and Wednesday, 22 December to 21 January

Summer program 2015

Mt Tamahunga (Te Hikoi O Te Kiri) Track

This 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.

Our Big Blue Backyard

Tonight (9 November 2014) this series features the Goat Island Marine Reserve and we are so lucky that this is our big blue backyard.

Leigh Business Community

Just an hour north of Auckland – Leigh is the place to be!

Our group recently held their AGM and elected a new enthusiastic committee. Our aim is to bring more visitors to the Leigh area. Many visitors have commented that they wish they could have stayed longer to take in our beautiful scenery, beaches, birds, walks and marine life. There are plenty of options for staying in the area with three motor camps, numerous bed and breakfast rooms and self-contained accommodations.

Upcoming Events

Dec
23
Tue
all-day Goat Island Marine Reserve
Goat Island Marine Reserve
Dec 23 all-day
Snorkelling or diving More info at Goat Island Dive
Dec
24
Wed
10:30 am Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Dec 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Paper Mache Rocky Shore Animals Age 6 to 9 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
1:30 pm Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Dec 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mussel Dissection Age 10 to 15 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Dec
28
Sun
all-day Mokohinau Islands
Mokohinau Islands
Dec 28 all-day
Mokohinau Islands
See more information at Goat Island Dive
9:30 pm Three Houses Down @ Sawmill Cafe
Three Houses Down @ Sawmill Cafe
Dec 28 @ 9:30 pm
Three Houses Down @ Sawmill Cafe
REGGAE WWW.SAWMILLCAFE.CO.NZ
Dec
29
Mon
all-day Sail Rock & Hen Island Dive Trip
Sail Rock & Hen Island Dive Trip
Dec 29 all-day
Sail Rock & Hen Island Dive Trip
See more information at Goat Island Dive
10:30 am Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Dec 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Undersea Paper Porthole Age 6 to 9 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
1:30 pm Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Dec 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Righting Behaviour of Echinoderms Age 10 to 15 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Dec
30
Tue
all-day Goat Island Marine Reserve
Goat Island Marine Reserve
Dec 30 all-day
Goat Island Marine Reserve
See more information at Goat Island Dive
Dec
31
Wed
10:30 am Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Dec 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Paper Mache Rocky Shore Animals Age 6 to 9 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
1:30 pm Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Dec 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mussel Dissection Age 10 to 15 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
9:00 pm NEW YEARS EVE PARTY @ SAWMILL CAFE
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY @ SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 @ 2:00 am
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY @ SAWMILL CAFE
SWAMP THING + DJ LEGENDS MANUEL BUNDY & CIAN Party on in the New Year with the 2 man fantasticness. www.sawmillcafe.co.nz
Jan
2
Fri
all-day Dive Little Barrier Island
Dive Little Barrier Island
Jan 2 all-day
Dive trip scheduled for Little Barrier Island. See Goat Island Dive for more info.  
Jan
3
Sat
all-day Mokohinau Islands Dive Trip
Mokohinau Islands Dive Trip
Jan 3 all-day
See more at Goat Island Dive
9:30 pm SORCERESS @ SAWMILL CAFE
SORCERESS @ SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 3 @ 9:30 pm
SORCERESS @ SAWMILL CAFE
with support from DJ Dan Paine www.sawmillcafe.co.nz
Jan
4
Sun
all-day Great Barrier Dive Trip
Great Barrier Dive Trip
Jan 4 all-day
see more at Goat Island Dive
8:00 pm Cornerstone Roots @ Sawmill Cafe
Cornerstone Roots @ Sawmill Cafe
Jan 4 @ 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Roots @ Sawmill Cafe
Meta & The Cornerstones + Jahcoustix Doors open from 6pm onstage 8pm
Jan
5
Mon
10:30 am Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Undersea Paper Porthole Age 6 to 9 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
1:30 pm Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Righting Behaviour of Echinoderms Age 10 to 15 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan
6
Tue
all-day Goat Island Marine Reserve
Goat Island Marine Reserve
Jan 6 all-day
See more on Goat Island Dive
9:30 pm Niko Ne Zna @ Sawmill Cafe
Niko Ne Zna @ Sawmill Cafe
Jan 6 @ 9:30 pm
Niko Ne Zna @ Sawmill Cafe
balkan gypsy jazz
Jan
7
Wed
10:30 am Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Paper Mache Rocky Shore Animals Age 6 to 9 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
1:30 pm Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mussel Dissection Age 10 to 15 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan
9
Fri
9:30 pm THIRD3YE @ SAWMILL CAFE
THIRD3YE @ SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 9 @ 9:30 pm
THIRD3YE @ SAWMILL CAFE
with support from Esther Stephens & The Means www.sawmillcafe.co.nz
Jan
10
Sat
9:30 pm Knights of the Dub Table @ Sawmill Cafe
Knights of the Dub Table @ Sawmill Cafe
Jan 10 @ 9:30 pm
Knights of the Dub Table @ Sawmill Cafe
+ special guest Mike Scherger see more www.sawmillcafe.co.nz
Jan
12
Mon
10:30 am Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Undersea Paper Porthole Age 6 to 9 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
1:30 pm Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Righting Behaviour of Echinoderms Age 10 to 15 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan
14
Wed
10:30 am Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Paper Mache Rocky Shore Animals Age 6 to 9 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
1:30 pm Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mussel Dissection Age 10 to 15 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan
19
Mon
10:30 am Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Undersea Paper Porthole Age 6 to 9 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
1:30 pm Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Righting Behaviour of Echinoderms Age 10 to 15 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan
21
Wed
10:30 am Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Paper Mache Rocky Shore Animals Age 6 to 9 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
1:30 pm Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Summer Holiday Programme @ Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mussel Dissection Age 10 to 15 See more at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
Jan
22
Thu
8:00 pm Telltale Saints @ Whangateau Hall
Telltale Saints @ Whangateau Hall
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Telltale Saints @ Whangateau Hall
Winners of the NZ Music Award for folk album of the year 2014. See more at Whangateau Hall Music Series
Jan
25
Sun
9:00 am Whangateau Country Faire @ Whangateau
Whangateau Country Faire @ Whangateau
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gala fun day and funraiser. Games, quick fire raffles, rides, food and much much more. See more
Feb
6
Fri
all-day The Winery Tour 2015 @ Ascension Wine Estate
The Winery Tour 2015 @ Ascension Wine Estate
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day
The Winery Tour 2015 @ Ascension Wine Estate
Dave Dobbyn & Don McGlashan Supergroove Anika Moa  See more information at Ascension Wine Estate
Mar
7
Sat
all-day Leigh Family Fishing Festival
Leigh Family Fishing Festival
Mar 7 all-day
Leigh Family Fishing Festival
cash and prizes www.leighfamilyfishing.co.nz  
Mar
24
Tue
all-day Flora and Ben @ Whangateau Hall
Flora and Ben @ Whangateau Hall
Mar 24 all-day
Flora Knight and Ben Woolley from Lyttleton. See more at www.whangateau.co.nz

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