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.
11 reviews with the most recent first
Beautiful location but cold water, not as many fish as anticipated, strong current.
Good place to swim/snorkel/dive, many different fish, cold outside shower.
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Cold, lots of fish, clean water.
Slightly underwhelmed, visibility was not the best on the day but quite a few fish.
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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.
Nice snorkelling spot, but a bit too touristic, nice tracks around the coast.
On a Sunday it can be crowded, however we saw a lot of different species of fish and we had a great time.
Even with the low visibility we had we still managed to see a lot of fish and even a sting ray.
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.
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.
Snorkelling amazing, saw 2 stingrays.