Touring New Zealand's North Island by Campervan
Our first major stop once we got past Auckland was the Goat Island Marine Reserve, where we finally got our snorkel gear wet (thatís Cathy in the picture).
This was the first marine reserve established in New Zealand (in 1975) and is a great diving/snorkelling location, with lots of large fish coming almost within reach (though
illegal, apparently they get fed by many swimmers). Snorkelling gear can be rented here from Seafriends -
currently $16 a day for snorkel, mask and fins, another $13 for a wetsuit.