Discover Leigh Fishing Village

Holiday Homes in The Hauraki Gulf

The Leigh District, is surrounded by many beautiful and numerous beaches including Pakiri, Mathesons Bay and Omaha. there are coastal bush and farm walks and the regional parks of Tawharanui, Scandretts and Mahurangi are just a short drive away.

Leigh is the nearest town to Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve, New Zealand’s first marine reserve at Goat Island, famous as the best place to see marine life in abundance, and also the location for the University of Auckland’s Marine Laboratory. Having been protected since 1975, this marine reserve has big snapper, blue maomao and many other species of fish close to shore. Fishing is strictly prohibited.

The famous Leigh Sawmill Cafe is a great place for dining and entertainment.

There are shops, a garage and boat ramp in Leigh. You can enjoy a scenic walk along the water front reserve and Mathesons Bay. Goat Island marine reserve and Pakiri Beach are a short drive away. The famous Leigh Sawmill Cafe provides the center for entertainment, a bar, restaurant and brewery too.

There are many activities and places of interest in the area. Whether you are into swimming, sand, sun and the beach, boating , fishing, wineries and wine tasting, tennis, golf, art galleries, cafe culture, fresh food, Matakana’s boutique shops and cinemas, organic ice cream, Saturday’s farmer’s market … there is something for everyone to enjoy!

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Vacation Home Rentals on the North Islands East Coast.

Rent a Holiday Home Just one hour north of Auckland. Stay in idyllic locations on New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf Coast Marine Reserve.

Goat Island Dive Snorkel, Skuba Dive & Eco Tours


Snorkel, Skuba Dive & Eco Tours
The Sawmill Cafe Restaurant, Accommodation, Bar and Venue


Restaurant & Bar, Venue & Accommodation
The Sawmill Cafe Restaurant, Accommodation, Bar and Venue


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Matakana Village and Farmers Market, Produce and Retail Shopping


Matakana Village & Saturday Farmers Market