Pakiri Beach Holiday Park
Located alongside the tranquil white sands of Pakiri Beach, this established camping ground offers an abundance of nearby activities, such as swimming, surfing, horse riding, jumping pillow, beach fishing and kayaking.Nestled in a peaceful spot next to the beach, Pakiri Beach offers a total of 95 quality beds in different types of accommodation and camp sites. To make your escape enjoyable, make use of BBQ facilities, kitchen with large fridges and dining area, and the open spaces for other activities like tug-of-war, volley ball, cricket, touch rugby and fishing.Outdoor education on a 9km stretch of beach provides teachers with an inspiring classroom. Students can research native plants re-growing on sand dunes and hills, shell fish at low tide, estuary marine and fresh water life, and native dotterel and birdlife. All will enjoy exploring the exceptionally bright galaxy as Pakiri is a well-known dark spot area.
GOAT ISLAND MARINE DISCOVERY CENTRE
EXPERIENCE TI POINT’S
UNIQUE REPTILE PARK
Ti Point’s Reptile Park displays a unique collection of native and exotic reptile species. A rare experience; we are the only Zoo in New Zealand that specialises in reptiles! The Reptile Park is a must for family outings or for organised educational visits. Explore the diversity of reptiles; learn how they are suited to each habitat and their response to environmental changes. Meet tortoises, turtles, alligators, NZ lizards, exotic lizards and tuataras. Friendly guides are available (to book) to answer questions and provide more information. Enjoy the pleasant walk around these fascinating creatures, displayed in their own landscaped enclosures specific to their individual requirements. Picnic at the tables set around the park and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.
WELCOME TO GOAT ISLAND DIVE AND SNORKEL!
Situated on the Matakana coast in Leigh, we service New Zealand’s first protected Marine Reserve, Goat Island. Our priorities are practicing water safety and teaching the benefits of marine conservation. Dive and snorkel equipment are available (to hire or buy), and we provide guided snorkeling, try dive, marine reserve diving, and dive courses from entry level through to professional.
The Guided Snorkel Experience is a lesson and guided tour with the Goat Island Dive and Snorkel PADI Divemasters, and is fantastic for all levels. Divemasters keep inexperienced snorkeler’s safe and comfortable, and enhance skills while exploring the hot spots.
We can cater for groups of up to 90 people per day!
HORSE TREKKING, RIDING HOLIDAYS AND OVERNIGHT STAYS
Imagine the wind in your face, the sun on your skin and just the sound of the surf and hoof beats on the white sand... this is yours at Pakiri Beach! Come experience the freedom of this special place on horseback. Our rides cover everything from a relaxed one hour outing to a full day or even longer! It can be both tranquil or exhilarating! What ever suits you. As well as varying day rides you can experience an overnight safari through to three and five day horse treks! Kid’s riding camps are a popular option and special arrangements can be made for others.
EXPERIENCE GOAT ISLAND’S
Goat Island invites visitors to look, learn, play and explore with its popular Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Kayak and Snorkel Hire. The number one attraction in Leigh, our Glass Bottom Boat Tour is fun and educational adventure for guests of all ages. During the 45 minute eco-tour, you will see the fish, fauna, marine life and birds that thrive in this protected reserve, and the mysterious caves and sea-battered rocky cliffs of Goat Island. Direct boarding from the beach allows guests to stay dry no matter the weather! For a closer look at the reserve’s marine life, kayaks and snorkel gear are available for hire on the beach (during the warmer months).
EXPLORE BY CLEARYAK
Explore Goat Island Marine Reserve by Clearyak - 100% clear kayaks brand new to New Zealand.
Goat Island Marine Reserve is the first and only place to do this in NZ with so much incredible marine life to observe. A must-do activity - we offer double kayaks for hire by the half hour.
PHONE (021) 036 2473