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North IslandAuckland RegionWarkworth

So many fish, great Snorkelling and Scenery

Snorkel in the marine reserve where everything has been protected for over 30 years, there is no were else in New Zealand where you can access this much marine life close to the beach. Snorkel with massive snapper, schools of blue maomao, kahawai & plenty other marine life. These friendly fish are pretty use to visitors & make this an awesome experience. Its recommended that you remove shiny things from your fingers, those inquisitive snapper have got pretty big chops.

Goat Island - Means lots of fish!

Goat Island - Means lots of fish!

Goat island

Goat island

Piotr Zurek

Stunning Scenery and fish life

Stunning Scenery and fish life

Piotr Zurek

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11 reviews with the most recent first

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Harold Booy

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful location but cold water, not as many fish as anticipated, strong current.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Larissa

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good place to swim/snorkel/dive, many different fish, cold outside shower.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Melle Eleinga

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Cold, lots of fish, clean water.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Jamie Serieux

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Slightly underwhelmed, visibility was not the best on the day but quite a few fish.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marka Okrutny

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

We attempted to go snorkelling but the wind was strong and the waves were large. As a result, the water was murky and not much could be seen. Beautiful beach otherwise.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Elena Wilkins

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice snorkelling spot, but a bit too touristic, nice tracks around the coast.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

On a Sunday it can be crowded, however we saw a lot of different species of fish and we had a great time.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Amanda Neall

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Even with the low visibility we had we still managed to see a lot of fish and even a sting ray.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Joanne Byrne

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

I thought these were really good value and friendly. Were able to provide my eyesight prescription in my snorkelling mask when I forgot my contact lenses.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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penz

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

We've been here a few times and experienced different conditions from clear to cloudy water. You won't see much if there is a big swell because the water gets very stirred up. Be prepared for a steep 5 min walk to the beach and snorkel at low tide.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Michael Egli

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Snorkelling amazing, saw 2 stingrays.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

11 reviews with the most recent first

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Harold Booy

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful location but cold water, not as many fish as anticipated, strong current.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Larissa

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good place to swim/snorkel/dive, many different fish, cold outside shower.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Melle Eleinga

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Cold, lots of fish, clean water.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Jamie Serieux

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Slightly underwhelmed, visibility was not the best on the day but quite a few fish.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marka Okrutny

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

We attempted to go snorkelling but the wind was strong and the waves were large. As a result, the water was murky and not much could be seen. Beautiful beach otherwise.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Elena Wilkins

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice snorkelling spot, but a bit too touristic, nice tracks around the coast.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

On a Sunday it can be crowded, however we saw a lot of different species of fish and we had a great time.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Amanda Neall

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Even with the low visibility we had we still managed to see a lot of fish and even a sting ray.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Joanne Byrne

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

I thought these were really good value and friendly. Were able to provide my eyesight prescription in my snorkelling mask when I forgot my contact lenses.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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penz

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

We've been here a few times and experienced different conditions from clear to cloudy water. You won't see much if there is a big swell because the water gets very stirred up. Be prepared for a steep 5 min walk to the beach and snorkel at low tide.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Michael Egli

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Snorkelling amazing, saw 2 stingrays.

Reviewed about 8 years ago