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Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve

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Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-434 3867
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Superb diving but needs a drysuit

I loved the diving through the kelp forests but I had a 3mm wetsuit and I needed a drysuit , the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ALWALEED A
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Doha
breath taking, amazing, spectacular. A must see, must do for all, young and old, swimmer or not.

worth the price we paid for a family of 4. We booked the Perfect Day cruise. thats the one to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
love2travel843
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Auckland, New Zealand
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World-renowned diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau rated this reserve, notable for its excellent visibility, as one of the top ten places to dive in the world.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“marine life” (13 reviews)
“dive tutukaka” (10 reviews)
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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+64 9-434 3867
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"marine life"
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"largest sea cave"
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"snapper"
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"new zealand"
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"boat ride"
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"manta rays"
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"schools of fish"
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"wet suits"
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"paddle boarding"
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"day cruise"
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"beautiful clear water"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the diving through the kelp forests but I had a 3mm wetsuit and I needed a drysuit , the water was bitterly cold

Thank ALWALEED A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth the price we paid for a family of 4. We booked the Perfect Day cruise. thats the one to take if u r not a swimmer or diver and want to experience the whole thing like a diver would. I did a lot of...More

Thank love2travel843
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Fantastic Day and full of interest. Money well spent and highly recommended. The swimming was awesome as were all the different fish. Great staff and a lovely buffet lunch. One of the highlights of my visit to New Zealand

1  Thank Weandre
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic dive sites with a chance of seeing manta rays, dolphins, sharks and tons of other fishes. Water is generally colder, so 5 or even 7mm wetsuit is recommended.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

It was the perfect place for a perfect day. With plenty of fishes and caves and crevices to explore it's a good place to do some snorkeling. Even on the paddle board and kayak you can see the blue fishes feed in schools on the...More

Thank KimvdHorst
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Initially tried to fit both Austrailia - Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in a two-week trip which is insane. Worried about the massive bleaching of coral reefs due to global warming so was excited to discover that Poor Knights Island was considered top 3...More

4  Thank Preeti R
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A full days trip, leaving at 08.30am and returning at 4.00pm. We enjoy our trip with the crew of El Tigre who were informative and really took care of us for the day. A great diving experience and would recommend this trip to everyone.

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Absolutely amazing. You don't have to be a diver to experience this place: lots more to do...kayaking, sneorkelling, paddleboarding or just enjoying the wonderful scenery of these islands. A true gem in the crown of the Tutukaka Coast:

Thank David S
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Its an awesome place to snorkel with beautiful clear water and plenty of fish to see. The caves are great too.

1  Thank dianesander2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Hope on a Dive Tutukaka boat and head out to the Poor Knights for one of the best scuba diving experiences in the world. If diving isn't your thing then snorkelling is just as good as there is just so much sea life out there....More

Thank Matt K
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Carmen R
22 April 2017|
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Response from Derek S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of boats will take you out there and there is no compulsion to swim, although you might change your mind when you see how cool and easy it is. Did you mean are there boats that leave early afternoon? I don't... More
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22 August 2016|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
'The Perfect Day'.
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