Plan Your Sea-venture

Opening Hours

 We are open daily from 8am-4pm.

 Summer/Autumn Hours:

Friday 1 December – Tuesday 30 April 2024: Open Daily (except Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

Winter/Spring Hours 

Wednesday 1 May 2024 – Saturday 30 November 2024: Weekends, school holidays, public holidays and group bookings (10 persons + only). 




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
Local Loyalty Card

Local Loyalty Card: Coming soon! Please inquire at reception.

Please note

A 1.2% surcharge applies to credit card transactions. We do not have card Paywave or apple pay – sorry for the inconvenience!

Getting to Te-Hāwere-a-Maki Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre

 A short and scenic 1.25 hour drive from Auckland CBD, park up in the DOC carpark and walk down (250m) the hill, past the beach and along the signs to the Discovery Centre. Only disability parking and drop-offs are available outside the centre in the University carpark, all other cars will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

Address: 160 Goat Island Road, Leigh 0985, Auckland.

After a more tailored visit for group bookings of 10 or more people? Check out what’s available on our programmes page. 



Where to find us

Goat Island Road, Leigh 0985, Auckland.

From the car parking area, walk down the hill to Goat Island beach, continue across the beach and up the other side following the signs along the path. It is an 8-minute walk.