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Cape Rodney – Okakari Point Marine Reserve (Goat Island)

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Perhaps the most popular dive sight in the Auckland region due to its accessibility. The marine reserve is a playground for kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and glass bottom boat trips.

From a mere 100 metres from the beach protecting the island from the Pacific Ocean swells. The island is part of a marine reserve and no landing is permitted.

Okakari Point Marine Reserve highlights

  • Discover marine science at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
  • Snorkel, kayak or take a glass bottom boat trip around the island
  • Diverse range of sea creatures, including snapper, kingfish, red moki, banded wrasse, rays and rock lobsters

For more information about islands in the Hauraki Gulf check Hauraki Gulf Islands, public spaces for boat trips, guide: Best Bits.

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