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Discover Matakana: Tawharanui Marine Reserve Snorkel Experience

Under the shade of a pohutukawa tree you will learn about Tawharanui Marine sanctuary, its marine reserve and those all important snorkel skills and safety tips. Then experience the magic of the underwater world! From colourful anemone gardens to schools of sweep and solitary eagle rays, let the underwater adventure begin!

accommodation in matakanaYour day begins in the heart of Matakana Wine Country, only only about 40 minutes from Mahurangi West Wing Bed & Breakfast. Here you meet your expert Marine Biology Guide over fresh coffee and delicious locally produced treats at the Village’s renowned Matakana Market Kitchen (MMK).

A short 10 minute drive along the picturesque Tāwharanui Peninsula takes us into the stunning Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary; boasting Auckland’s most beautiful ransoms winerywhite sand beaches, pristine waters and native coastal forest.

What better way to end your day of snorkelling adventures than with a glass of wine and a platter at Ransom wines  the region’s premier winery before returning to Mahurangi West Wing – you local bed and breakfast on the Mahurangi penninsula!

What’s included:

  • Marine Biologist Guide
  • Snorkel Workshop: snorkel gear, fitting, tuition and guided snorkel experience
  • Bakery-bar session @ MMK
  • Beachside refreshments
  • Wine and Platter at Ransom Wines
  • Access to photos

What to bring:

  • Towel and togs
  • Extra water
  • Sun protection
  • Warm clothing
  • Heaps of enthusiasm!

*Transport to and from Mahurangi West Wing can be arranged for an additional cost.

$139.00 per person

Saltwater Eco Ltd. lead the way in responsible marine recreation! With over 20 years’ experience in the fields of marine conservation, group management and ecotourism, their passionate and internationally accredited staff will take you on an unforgettable underwater adventure!