Opening Hours

1 Dec to 30 April

Open everyday from 10am - 4pm

1 May to 30 Nov

Open weekends, public and school holidays  10am - 4pm

Admission

Infant (under 4 years) Free
Child (4 to 15 years) $5
Senior citizen/student (with ID) $7
Adult (16 years+) $9
Family (up to 2 adults, 2 children) $20

Parking

Parking is available in the Department of Conservation (DOC) car parks above the main beach.  From there, it is an easy 250-metre (five-minute walk) up to the Discovery Centre.

Disability parking

There are disability car parks in front of the centre. Please call for more information.

Phone +64 9 923 3645

Directions

Directions from Wellsford (North)

Distance from State Highway 1 is 33.5km

Travel time: 38 mins

  1. At Wellsford, turn left onto Matheson Road (signs for Tomarata/Whangaripo Valley/Pakiri Beach)
  2. Continue onto Whangaripo Valley Road
  3. Turn left onto Pakiri Road
  4. Turn left onto Goat Island Road
  5. Park in the parking areas and follow the signs and path to the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre!

Directions from Auckland (South)

Distance from State Highway 1 is 84km

Travel time:1 hour 10 mins

  1. Take State Highway 1 across the Harbour Bridge
  2. At Warkworth, turn right onto Sandspit Road
  3. Turn left onto Matakana Road
  4. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Leigh Road
  5. Continue onto Hauraki Road
  6. Turn left onto Seatoun Avenue
  7. Turn left onto Pakiri Road
  8. Take the second right onto Goat Island Road
  9. Park in the parking areas and follow the signs and path to the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre!

Note: there is a road  toll on this route.

160 Goat Island Rd 

Leigh 0985, Auckland
(09) 923 3645

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