Goat Island Freedom Snokelling

Goat Island Freedom Snokelling


12 Rankers Reviews

9 Face-to-Face

20 Diving

14 Warkworth

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Goat Island - Means lots of fish!
Stunning Scenery and fish life


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.


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Auckland Council

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North IslandAuckland RegionWarkworth


  • Diving
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Harold Booy


Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Melle Eleinga


Ranking: 7/10

Cold, lots of fish, clean water.

Reviewed about 6 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 about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marka Okrutny


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 about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Elena Wilkins


Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 8 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 9 years ago

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Amanda Neall


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 over 11 years ago

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Joanne Byrne


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 over 11 years ago

penz's avatar


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 about 12 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Michael Egli


Ranking: 10/10

Snorkelling amazing, saw 2 stingrays.

Reviewed over 12 years ago