Leigh is 80kms north of Downtown Auckland. To get here follow SH1 north across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It’s best to turn off at Orewa and follow the scenic coastal route which is toll free and rejoins SH1 north of Waiwera. Continue on SH1 to Warkworth, then turn right at the 3rd set of traffic lights and follow the Goat Island Marine Reserve signs, through the Matakana Valley and township, to Leigh.
Access from the north is varied: One turnoff is at Waipu which follows the coast to Mangawhai then through Tomarata and Pakiri to Leigh. An alternative is to turn off at the northern end of Wellsford at Matheson Road and follow the signs to Pakiri and Leigh. There are some unsealed sections on both these routes. Another alternative is to continue on SH1 to Warkworth, turn left at the first set of traffic lights and follow the Goat Island Marine Reserve signs to Leigh.
Transport: There is no public transport to Leigh. Intercity buses pass Warkworth daily. From Warkworth you can take a taxi (Matakabs www.matakabs.co.nz) to Leigh. There are also privately-owned mini buses that can organise trips to suit: