A Visit to Goat Island, Auckland

Another outing we did with my sister and her family was a day trip up to Goat Island, a tiny island located close to the North Island coast, north of Auckland, northeast of Warkworth, and directly west of Little Barrier Island.

Goat Island, Auckland

Thanks for this photo, Leigh.

Goat Island Marine Reserve is a great place to go snorkelling (or diving) because, being a marine reserve, you're pretty much guaranteed to see many varieties of fish when you're swimming around there.

And what's great is that you don't need your own snorkelling gear when you go as there are quite a few places where you can hire the gear.

But be warned, it is often very busy at this popular tourist spot, especially on a sunny day, so my advice would be to go earlier in the day so as to avoid huge crowds. 

Goat Island, Auckland

Here's a view of Goat Island from the mainland:

Goat Island, Auckland

Goat Island, Auckland


Goat Island, Auckland      Goat Island, Auckland

Goat Island, Auckland

Goat Island, Auckland

Goat Island, Auckland

Goat Island, Auckland

Goat Island, Auckland

Goat Island, Auckland

Goat Island - Where to locate this beautiful spot.

Goat Island Dive and Snorkel - Equipment hire.

Glass Bottom Boat Tours - When you don't want to get into the water.

Have you ever been to Goat Island? If not, I'd highly recommend taking the trip to this enchanting spot.




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