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Motutapu Snorkel Day
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Come join Experiencing Marine Reserves for the second Motutapu Community Guided Snorkel Day. Snorkel and explore the Island with a subsidised ferry ticket!

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Ever wondered what lives under the water at Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf? Join Experiencing Marine Reserves for a snorkel with our experienced guides and get FREE mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit hire. Ferry tickets are $22 each. Safe fun for the whole whanau!

See baby parore, spotties, eagle rays, triplefins and possibly an elusive snapper!

When: Saturday 13th of January
Ferry leaves from Auckland CBD ferry building at 8.30am

What: Snorkelling at Administration Bay, Guided walks around the new planting, exploring the WWII gun enplacements and a picnic lunch on the beach!
Where: Motutapu Island, ferry is arriving at Home Bay and leaving from the Auckland viaduct.

Parking: Limited in Auckland CBD - I would recommend catching public transport.

What to bring: Togs, towel, sunhat, warm clothes, raincoat, water bottles, walking shoes, a picnic lunch and a torch if you want to explore the tunnels.

Please note that there will be a ~45min walk to get from the ferry at Home Bay to the snorkel site. Reasonable level of fitness required. Suitable for children aged 5 and above.

This event was sponsored by The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation, Sea Week & Fullers Ferry. It is run in conjunction with the Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp (Official).

Please note that the ferry ticket is non-refundable (unless we have a waitlist) and the trip will run rain or shine! Our snorkel location will be Administration Bay or Home Bay – Dependent on the weather. If you are late and miss the ferry unfortunately there are no refunds.

Location Motutapu Island

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