Have Kids, Can Travel - New Zealand Snorkeling

Drop by the Discovery center after a swim with the fish. The center is just a short walk from the beach and is a great way to get acquainted with the marine life in the area.

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There are plenty of bay areas to choose with trips to Roberton Island. The Bay of Islands snorkeling is best at the North Island with over 144 islands for the best maritime experience. https://www.newzealandmotorhome.com/britz-frontier/ of Bay of Islands includes penguins, whales, dolphins, and seals. There are you can look here of bay of islands snorkeling, scuba diving locations in the bay area. The clear water is excellent for underwater life viewing.
The other famous snorkeling islands in the Goat Island reserve includes Little Barrier Island, Mokohinau Islands, Waiheke Island and Great Barrier Island. Talking of clear blue water, Snorkeling is one of the most popular water activity for visitors and locals.
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We are a small, local family owned and operated wildlife cruise. Join us on our marine wildlife conservation vessel.On board help to set sails or sit back and relax.Time to take a deep breath and unwind.Watch for wild dolphins in their ocean habitat. We are only yacht licensed to view wild dolphins in the Bay.Viewing wild dolphins in their natural habitat is an amazing and wonderful experience.A portion of every fare contributes directly to marine mammal conservation – Protect the futureWhile we are sailing, watch for our local little blue penguins and our crazy diving gannets.
  • The marine world of Bay of Islands includes penguins, whales, dolphins, and seals.
  • However, with a multitude of options, finding the best snorkeling in New Zealand can become a little robust.
  • Explore a magical underwater world with Auckland Scuba.
  • Guided snorkeling experience coupled with educational activities all about marine ecology and conservation.
  • After lunch we then head to another of the many great reef dive sites in the Bay of Islands.

Dive instructor/ Divemaster as a guide. All our guides are certified professional divers, with unique knowledge of the marine reserve and its residents. They will teach you about the reserve, the fish species you will encounter and make sure you are comfortable and safe for your dive. The late Jacques Cousteau once said that he thought that the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, off New Zealand’s Tutukaka Coast, were one of the world’s top five diving locations.
For a different adventure and experience, try kayak diving or a descent after dark. Most of our day had been spent swimming, diving, and snorkeling around Cable Bay. We could have done it for longer but the chill of the water did eventually get to us.
There is no dearth of spots to go snorkelling in New Zealand. Tonga Island certainly features itself in the top snorkelling spots on the island. This spectacular reserve runs right by the side of Abel Tasman – a national park famous for its great weather, intimate coves, and golden-brown sand. The best place to go snorkelling on this reserve is between Foul Point and Tonga Quarry.

4. Te Matuku Bay


Whether you are travelling independently, as part of a family or corporate group, or simply wanting to explore the delights of New Zealand’s famous Coastal Aquarium, Goat Island Dive is the perfect choice. surface of the waves waves lies a variety of habitats for marine life, from rocky shores that are exposed at low tide, to deep reefs, underwater cliffs, canyons and sand flats. Each area of habitat harbors its own creatures from seaweed forests in the pulsating light zone to deeper waters where clinging animals like sea squirts, anemones, sponges and shellfish are found. The crayfish know they are protected, the snapper play in your bubbles and the blue cod act like submarine fizzers.
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