Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve, Whangarei

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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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  • Since Diving was on my list during my visit to New Zealand. Visited this place- it is absolutely beautiful. Arranged my dive program with Dive Tutukaka, The water is clean and blue, got a glimpse.....  more »
  • 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 »
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