Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre

A visit to the Discovery Centre is a must for all visitors to Leigh and Goat Island. Learn about the reserve and marine life, then head down the hill 250 metres to the beach for the rocky shore, swimming, snorkelling and diving.

About the Centre

Visit the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre and learn about New Zealand’s unique marine environment.

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Easy to read directions, including a map, to help you find your way to Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre. 

Map view


Our opening hours are 10am-4pm.

1st of March to the 30th November: open on weekends, public and school holidays.

During summertime: 1st December to the 28th February we are open everyday.


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