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Motutapu Snorkel Day


Sat 11 Jan 2020, 7:30am–3:30pm

Where: Motutapu Island Recreation Reserve, Motutapu Island, Motutapu Island, Auckland

Restrictions: R5

Ticket Information:

  • Return ferry ticket to Motutapu: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Lorna Doogan

Come join Experiencing Marine Reserves for the annual Motutapu Snorkel Day. Snorkel and explore the Island with a subsidised ferry ticket!

Ever wondered what lives under the water at Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf? Join Experiencing Marine Reserves for a snorkel with our experienced guides and get free mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit hire. Ferry tickets are $25 each + a booking fee. Safe fun for the whole whanau!

See baby parore, spotties, eagle rays, triplefins and snapper.

Ferry leaves from Auckland CBD ferry building at 8:00am
You need to arrive at the ferry building by 7:30am at the latest.

What: Snorkelling at Administration Bay, walks around the new planting, exploring the WWII gun emplacements and a picnic lunch on the beach!

Where: Motutapu Island, ferry is arriving at Home Bay and leaving from the Auckland viaduct.
Parking: Limited in Auckland CBD - we recommend catching public transport.

What to bring: Togs, towel, sunhat, warm clothes, raincoat, water bottles, walking shoes, a picnic lunch and a torch if you want to explore the tunnels.

Please note that there will be a ~45min walk to get from the ferry at Home Bay to the snorkel site. Reasonable level of fitness required. Suitable for children aged 5 and above.

This event was sponsored by The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation. It is run in conjunction with the Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp with support from Fullers Ferries.

Please note that the ferry ticket is non-refundable - and the trip will run rain or shine! Our snorkel location will be Administration Bay or Home Bay – Dependent on the weather. If you are late and miss the ferry unfortunately there are no refunds.

The information sheet for this event can be found online.

Check out our frequently asked questions at the website.

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