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  • Sat 12 May ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 19 May ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 26 May ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 2 Jun ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 9 Jun ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Edith Winstone Blackwell Marine Centre, Goat Island Road, Leigh


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Family: $20.00
  • Senior: $8.00

Come and meet our newest attraction! Meet our amazing octopus!

A visit to our marine discovery centre will also leave you excited and more knowledgeable about the unique, underwater world of the reserve.

Our rocky shore tank shows some of the amazing animals who make their homes on NZ reefs. You will also get the discover some of the research carried out at the University of Auckland's Leigh Marine Laboratory.

To find us park in the DOC marine reserve visitor carparks and head down to the beach. Look for the large blue Discovery Centre sign on the grass verge near the beach. Follow the path with the red poles up to the centre. Our centre is the building with a large school of blue fish (jack mackerel) on the outside.

Normal admission charges apply. We are open Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun from 10-4pm. A great experience after a visit to the Matakana markets.

Learn more about the centre by visiting www.leighmarine.auckland.ac.nz or ringing us on (09) 373-7599 ex 83645.

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