Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve, Whangarei

4.8
#1 of 7 in Wildlife in Whangarei
With an extensive biodiversity and appealing rock formation, the waters of Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve ranked among Jacques Cousteau's top ten dives around the world. Plunge into this special habitat offering fresh perspectives on the underwater inhabitants that live just off the island's coast. Renowned for its diving and snorkeling potential, the reserve gives seasoned divers and non-divers alike a great opportunity to explore what lies beneath, with tour operators and diving instructors based by the waters. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve by using our Whangarei day trip planner.
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  • We visited this area on a cruise and had a great time. The scenery was beautiful. We were lucky and saw dolphins... The Hole in the Rock was fantastic to see...  more »
  • Stunning "Wow" place to visit with "The Perfect Day" daily cruise boat. The water was colder than I expected but seeing all the fish while snorkeling made it all worth while. The marine reserve is...  more »
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