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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.

This photograph is © 2008-2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Snorkelling at Goat Island Marine Reserve